Owl Computing utilizes DualDiode® technology for hardware enforced confidentiality. Application proxies and device drivers further enforce the information assurance and reliability of the data diode transfer solution. Data integrity is enhanced by integrated data filters and scanners. Our solutions have been certified and accredited by major agencies for up-guard and down-guard applications.
The Owl Computing Technologies DualDiode system uses specially designed ATM network interface cards that operate in pairs. The send-only card is installed in a host computer platform on the low side, along with interfacing software. The receive-only card is similarly installed on a host computer platform on the high side. Each card is administered by the network to which it belongs, while a passive optical fiber connects the two cards and defines the network boundary. One-way data transfer is enforced in hardware on both sides of the optical link. Owl systems move data in a variety of formats including files, directory structures, UDP packets, and TCP streams. Advanced hash algorithms are used to validate data received on the high side. Multiple computing platforms are supported, including Solaris, Linux, and Windows.