TACLANE-ES10 (KG-185A) Encryptor

the only tactical, high-speed Layer 2 EDE-CIS compliant solution available today

As the amount of data generated continues to grow, so does the requirement for high bandwidth encryption to secure critical information access, sharing and collection. The TACLANE® family now includes Layer 2 Ethernet encryption in the new TACLANE E-Series EDE-CIS compliant portfolio, specifically designed to support the low latency, security and performance requirements of high speed Layer 2 network backbones.

The NSA certified TACLANE-ES10 (KG-185A) Ethernet encryptor supports data rates up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) in each direction and is ruggedized and SWaP-C optimized for both data center and tactical uses. It is designed to support Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) and will support Preplaced Keys (PPK) capabilities in the next release and can be managed by the GEM® One Encryptor Manager.

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Ideal Applications

Data Center and Campus Interconnectivity (Site to Site; Site to Branch)

High Bandwidth Applications (Database Replication, Data Transfer, Video)

Continuity of Operations (COOP) / Disaster Recovery and Backup

Trusted Point to Point Link for Protection of IP Traffic Routing

Big Data Processing and Cloud Application

CryptoMod Replacement of Legacy Ethernet Security Specification (ESS), SONET and Other Link Encryptors

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NEW: The TACLANE E-Series family of Layer 2 Ethernet Data Encryption products adds keying option to increase ease of use and network efficiency with support for Pre-Placed Key (PPK) in addition to existing Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) functionality.

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  • Flexible throughput (2 Gb/s to 20 Gb/s) and SFP network interfaces 
  • Designed to protect information classified TS/SCI and Below
  • Natively compliant with the latest NSA Ethernet Data Encryption Cryptographic Interoperability Specification (EDE-CIS)
    • P2P and Multiple P2P
    • OTNK (KMI aware and PDE enabled) and ACC compliant
  • Independent port classification for user traffic, KMI and Remote Management ports for optimal network flexibility
  • Lowest SWAP-C, MIL-STD-810G design for strategic and tactical data center optimization 
  • Near Zero Traffic Latency 
  • Common TACLANE front panel user interface
  • Link Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) diagnostic and administration support
  • Render Useless Zeroize (RUZ)
  • Supported by GEM One Remote Encryptor Manager
  • NEW! TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf Kit - specifically designed, tested, and validated for use with TACLANE-ES10

Ease of Use and Management Tools

  • GEM One Encryptor Manager - An enterprise-level remote management solution, GEM One enables users to easily configure, monitor and maintain a dispersed network of secure devices including HAIPE and EDE compliant encryptors from a central location
  • Since a distinct management port is provided, remote management can be performed at a different security level from the traffic being secured, providing new flexibility for the deployment of encryptor management solutions across users' networks


TACLANE-ES10 Datasheet

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1.6"H x 8.5"W x 11.5"D

1U, half rack width

Up to 2 units mounted side-by-side in 19" rack

Weight: 6.2 lbs


22.5 Watts

External, user-replaceable AA lithium battery

MIL-STD-461F compliant power supply

 Performance  Full bandwidth, up to 20 Gb/s aggregate


Operating Temp:-40° to +50°C

Storage Temp: -40° to +85°C

Humidity:  95% RH, Non-condensing

Operational Altitude: 1,500 ft below sea level to 50,000 ft above sea level

Storage/transit Altitude: 1,500 ft below sea level to 70,000 ft above sea level

Shock/Vibration: 20g shock, 11ms Transportation Vibration, General Vibration, Category 4

Stand: 40 mph winds

Dust: 20 mph winds

Rain: Drop, Flow Rate 280 liters/meter2/hour

EMI/TEMPEST: In accordance with NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-91 Level 1

 Standards Compliance


Crypto Modernization compliant

 Warranty 5 year hardware and software warranty 


You are never alone when you partner with General Dynamics to secure your critical information. With the largest deployed base of NSA certified encryptors worldwide, General Dynamics is committed to support our customers worldwide with a 24/7 technical Help Desk.

Help Desk — Contact our technical Help Desk 24 hours a day / 7 days a week:

Our Infosec support page is designed to make it easy for customers to access the information they need. Please visit www.gdmissionsystems.com/infosecsupport for the following support features: 

  • Product Update Notifications — Sign up to receive newsletters and product update information via e-mail.
  • Warranty Status — Enter the serial number of your encryption device to find out the date your warranty or maintenance expires.
  • Depot Status— Track your encryptor through the depot.
  • Order Status— Track the status of your orders.
  • Software Requests — TACLANE® encryptors are Field Software Upgradeable locally, via GEM® One or the TACLANE Configuration Tool (TCT). To request software upgrades for TACLANE, GEM One software or Computer Based Tutorials (CBTs), use this link.



The TACLANE E-Series Encryptor Operator Training course is offered in our Annapolis Junction, MD facility. This course combines classroom presentations and hands-on-exercises designed to teach you how to install, configure and maintain the TACLANE E-Series Ethernet encryptors (TACLANE-ES10, TACLANE-ES100) in a practical operational environment. The course also includes a complete module of training of our GEM One encryptor manager software. Students who pass the short written and practical exam at the end of the course will receive a certificate. 

It is important for users to ensure their TACLANE-based security solutions are integrated and used with approved ancillary equipment to comply with mission requirements. By using ancillary equipment that has been tested and validated by General Dynamics for use with TACLANE devices reduces risks associated with interoperability, redundancy, environmental factors and even warranty coverage. Please refer to the TACLANE Approved Products List (APL) for a complete list of tested and approved ancillary items available for purchase and supported by General Dynamics. If you have a requirement for an item that is not listed, please contact us.





TACLANE Approved Products

TACLANE Universal Rack Shelf Kit 

TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf Kit 
Standard 19” rack mount shelf includes adjustable ears for full extension of up to 24”-30”D and includes hardware to securely hard-mount a combination of TACLANE products including power supplies.


 TACLANE Universal Rack Large Quick Disconnect

TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf – Large Quick Disconnect Accessory
Optional tray enables quick, easy mounting of (1) TACLANE-ES10 (KG-185A) encryptors per tray. Two Large Disconnect Accessory trays can be accommodated on the TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf.


 TACLANE Universal Rack Power Supply Quick Disconnect

 TACLANE Universal Rack Mount Shelf – Power Supply Quick Disconnect Accessory
Optional tray enables quick, easy mounting of (1) power supply supporting TACLANE-ES10 (KG-185A)


P/N: ES-101A
Locking Fill Cable - TACLANE-ES10 - TACLANE APL  Locking Fill Cable (For TACLANE-ES10)
 RJ45 10-100-1000 BaseT Cable TACLANE-ES10 - TACLANE APL RJ45 10/100/1000 BaseT Console Cable
P/N: ES-105A
RJ45 101001000 BaseT Data Cable for KMIMGMT ports TACLANE-ES10- TACLANE APL  RJ45 10/100/1000 BaseT Data Cable (for KMI/MGMT ports)
P/N: ES-105B
Fiber Optic Cable Multi Mode Fiber TACLANE-ES10 - TACLANE APL  Fiber Optic Cable (Multi-Mode Fiber)
Fiber Optic Cable Single Mode Fiber TACLANE-ES10 - TACLANE APL  Fiber Optic Cable (Single-Mode Fiber)
  461F EMI Compliant Power Adapter
P/N: ES10-PWR 
  SFP 1000Base-T Pluggable Optic
  SFP 1GBase-SX Multi Mode Pluggable Optic
  SFP 1GBase-LX Single Mode Pluggable Optic
  SFP 1GBase-ZX Single Mode Pluggable Optic
  SFP+ 10GBase-LR Single Mode Pluggable Optic
  SFP+ 10GBase-SR Multi Mode Pluggable Optic
P/N: ES-10GSR 

SFP+ 10GBase-ER Single Mode Pluggable Optic
P/N: ES-10GER 

  SFP+ 10GBase-ZR Single Mode Pluggable Optic
P/N: ES-10GZR 


Items can be purchased on IDIQ or directly from General Dynamics Mission Systems. For more information please contact our INFOSEC team at (781) 410-9400, (888) 897-3148 or by filling out our form.

Which TACLANE Is Right For Your Mission?

Certified to protect information classified Top Secret/SCI and below, the TACLANE portfolio extends from ruggedized, small form factor Inline Network Encryptors (INE) to high performance encryption platforms (200 Mb/s to 20 Gb/s aggregate throughput). Compare our TACLANE network encryptors and see which one is best for your mission.

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Visit the TACLANE E-Series page for more information on our new Ethernet Data Encryption (EDE) compliant products, including whitepapers, webinars and online quizzes to test your networking knowledge. 

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