Today Mellanox announced the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has approved the Mellanox SwitchX series of 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches for use on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks. This move comes as a direct result of the DISA awarding Mellanox Federal Systems the Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification for the Mellanox SwitchX series of Ethernet switches.
Federal agencies of the U.S. government, specifically the Department of Defense, require the most advanced and high-performance networking solutions available,” said Dale D’Alessio, CEO of Mellanox Federal Systems. “These solutions must also adhere to the strictest security requirements to ensure data protection and guarantee that their system is up and running at all times. The UC APL certification is the latest confirmation that Mellanox has become the leading provider of the world’s fastest and most flexible Ethernet interconnect solutions that can be trusted by federal agencies to deliver unrivaled security and accelerated performance for their data centers.”
This UC APL certification is mandatory for all switch hardware to be sold for use on DoD programs of record and is testimony to the rapidly expanding success of Mellanox’s Ethernet switches being approved for use on large DoD tactical programs. The certification ensures that Mellanox Ethernet hardware can be utilized for the production system of the DoD network and also grants the hardware recognition from additional federal agencies and foreign governments.
The following Mellanox SwitchX series of Ethernet switches are included in the UC APL certification: SX1012, SX1016, SX1024, SX1036, SX1400, SX1700, SX1710, SX6012, SX6012_WT, SX6018, SX6036, SX6036G and SX6710.
Mellanox Federal Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mellanox Technologies, Inc. Mellanox has supported the government’s IT networking needs for more than 15 years and has become a trusted leader in delivering high-performance connectivity solutions to many government agencies and organizations including the Department of Energy, NASA (Ames, Goddard and Johnson), U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Postal Service, FBI, DHS, NIH, the EPA and various intelligence agencies.