Since its launch the Internet has seen explosive growth, becoming the world’s most powerful network and connecting millions of people globally.

The utilisation of the Internet by military, government and other security conscious organisations for the passage of sensitive data has not previously been possible due to the lack of easily transportable IP encryption mechanisms that are approved to encryption accredited standards.

Developments in High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryption (HAIPE) devices have allowed the Internet to be utilised as a credible bearer for secret data. While the secure passage of data over the Internet is assured from a security perspective, the current threat comes in the form of a Denial of Service (DoS) attack and data interception and monitoring by Intelligence services and cyber criminals.

Effective targeting of data by hostile parties can build a clear picture of deployed locations, as well as providing clues to future intentions due to variations in traffic volume and by identifying commonly associated IP addresses.

The ability to “hide” in background traffic transiting the Internet is a key requirement for organisations looking for data security, especially for users deploying in a singleton role embedded within different areas of operation worldwide.

At present limited solutions exist on the market that enable deployed users the ability to blend into background Internet traffic. A common issue being that deployed users must route data back to a single firewall with a public facing IP address.

Anything public facing is therefore exploitable to attack, such as a DoS attack or can be used to gather an intelligence picture via the use of source and destination IP addresses.

The creation of the Scytale+, utilising Virtual Private Networking (VPN) techniques and associated networks, both public and private, will mitigate the current threats posed by intelligence gathering agencies and cyber criminals. 

Scytale+ Network Diagram

What is the Scytale+?
Scytale+ is a small form factor device which is easily configurable, transportable and able to provide a high level of anonymity to deployed users passing secure data, up to and including IL5 back to office locations. The device will also provide an IP capability over trusted 3rd party networks with the option for VoIP services. 

Scytale+ service benefits
Scytale+ is a next generation internet entry device, which not only provides ISDN and VoIP capability, but also provides covert use of the internet for deployed users to transmit secret encrypted data.

The use of 3rd party vendor’s enables traffic to be rerouted, therefore minimising the window of opportunity for intelligence gathering services.

The final step from the GRC NOC routes over an MPLS network into key customer sites, ensuring traffic does not route via internet firewalls that are already associated with specific locations, thus adding yet another layer of obfuscation to deployed users.

Scytale+ is a preferred option for added assurance to deployed users, who are reliant on the use of commercial bearers in the dynamically changing cyber world

Key Features

  • End-to-end security
  • Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
  • Allows users to “hide” secure internet traffic
  • IKEv2 key exchange protocol
  • ISDN support for legacy equipment
  • Interoperability between other military and government networks
  • 24/7 customer support available
  • Uses trusted 3rd party vendors to reroute traffic
  • Welfare VOIP and data connectivity

Technical Specification

Security Features:
IKEv2 key exchange
Upto 20 IPSEC tunnels
Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Cisco IOS Firewall
DNS spoofing
Access control lists
Integrated threat detection and mitigation
1x ISDN BRI port (ISDN over Ethernet)
1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
2x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
5x 100MB Ethernet POE LAN ports
Operating Temperature
0°C to 60°C
12 volts vehicle DC adaptor, 5 Amps
90-250V AC mains power, 5 Amps
12.6V Battery, 5.8 Amps
486mm x 392mm x 192mm


Used by MilitaryNot used by Emergency RespondersUsed by GovernmentNot used in the Commercial sectorNot used by Aid Agencies

Product Code

GRC-014892-GP - (pictured)

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