Accession Number : ADC055868

Title :   Data Diodes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Stevens, M. ; Pope, M.

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A data diode is a computer security device that restricts the communication along a network connection between two computers so that data can only be transmitted in one direction. This enables more sensitive or highly classified computer networks to receive data directly from a less secure source while prohibiting the transmission of data in the opposite direction. This paper discusses several ways to implement a data diode and some implications of the alternatives.

Descriptors :   *DIODES, *SECURE COMMUNICATIONS, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, AUSTRALIA.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Systems
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE