Since its founding in 1984 TELEGRID Technologies, Inc. has been at the forefront of network unification including Unified Communications, Unified Network Operations, and Unified Authentication and Authorization. TELEGRID’s core function in these efforts is the design, development and production of hardware and software tools that enable the integration of military-grade cybersecurity with Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) equipment.
TELEGRID started out as a consulting firm, providing high technology engineering support to the US Military. In the late 1990s, while serving on the technical acquisition team of the US Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T), TELEGRID’s President, Igal Sharret, recognized the Military’s shift towards Unified Communications (UC) and its desire to acquire COTS equipment. Understanding that the Military’s strict cybersecurity requirements would never be met by COTS equipment, TELEGRID shifted its focus to developing and producing hardware and software tools that integrate military-grade cybersecurity with COTS software and equipment. TELEGRID’s cybersecurity tools has been fielded by DISA, the US Army, the US Navy, the US Marine Corps, the US Air Force, and the Department of Homeland Security.
TELEGRID begins every development project by working with the customer to define and generate a Security Requirements Document (SRD). This document is developed by TELEGRID’s Cybersecurity Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and is based on NIST requirements and DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). The SRD is a major input to the design and development process and is considered equal to technical and operational requirements documents.
The Embedded Security Framework (ESF) developed by TELEGRID is another feature of the company’s design methodology that allows rapid development of hardware and software tools. The ESF is a structured collection of encryption and authentication modules that is based on TELEGRID’s 30+ years of experience in software security. With the ESF TELEGRID can develop and produce hardware and software tools, in line with DISA STIGs, in as little as 2 months.
TELEGRID’s design methodology is certified to ISO 9001:2008.
TELEGRID’s areas of technical expertise include:
- Unified Authentication and Authorization
- Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
- Privileged Access Management
- Custom Secure Embedded Systems
- Unified Communications (UC)
- Unified Network Operations (NetOps)
- Wireless Mesh Networks
TELEGRID is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 1984.