The Avocent SwitchView® SC100 and SC200 KVM switch series offers proven, secure access for any environment where security is mandatory. With USB common access card (CAC) reader support (available on the SwitchView SC200 switches), three levels of physical security, and controlled USB connectivity, you can consolidate multiple workstations of varying security classification levels with one keyboard, monitor and mouse without compromising network security.
The SwitchView SC200 switches allow desktop IT administrators to deploy a single CAC reader that will switch to all computers connected to the switch. (CAC support is required for all government employees attempting to log in to government systems and is specified in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 [HSPD12].)
The SwitchView SC100 and SC200 switches include three layers of tamper-proof hardware security to enhance security at the desktop. In addition, the switches ensure that only USB human interface devices (HIDs) function on target computers by constantly monitoring all devices attached to the console ports. These switches ignore communication from non-HIDs (such as flash drives, hard disk drives, cameras and printers) when switching data to the target. In situations where the only USB port(s) for HIDs are enabled on the target computer, the SwitchView SC switch will not introduce security vulnerabilities.
The SwitchView SC100 and SC200 switches offer flexible connectivity with support for USB and/or PS/2 peripherals and target computers.
SwitchView SC100 and SC200 Switches Benefits
o CAC support. USB Common Access Card (CAC) readers in the SwitchView SC200 switch series
o Software security. U.S-designed firmware allows only keyboard and mouse human interface devices (HID) to switch to the target computers. Devices that can be considered unsecure such as flash drives or other mass storage devices, cameras and all other USB devices are strictly prohibited by the switch firmware.
o Three layers of hardware security:
+ Tamper-evident tape. A visual indication of an attempt to gain access to the internal components of the switch
+ Chassis intrusion detection. Prevents malicious tampering with the unit. If the cover is removed from the switch, the switch becomes inoperable and the LEDs flash.
+ Locked memory. Prevents tampering and reprogramming of the firmware
o Secure channels. Two to eight fully secure channels
o Clears buffer. Automatically clears the keyboard buffer immediately after data is transmitted through the switch, so no data is ever left in the switch
* Certification. NIAP Validation to EAL4+
o SC120, SC140 and SC180 switches: Includes USB and/or PS/2 peripheral and target computer support for seamless desktop transition
o SC220, SC240 and SC280 switches: USB CAC reader support.
o Provides VGA video resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 85Hz
Space-saving design. The switch doubles as a monitor stand leaving zero footprint on the desktop