TACLANE-ES10 (KG-185A) Encryptor

New TACLANE E-Series Ethernet Data Encryption (EDE) Compliant Product

Coming Soon to a Mission Near You

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. That is why the TACLANE Portfolio is now expanding to include the new E-Series Ethernet Data Encryption (EDE) compliant products. The E-Series is designed to support the low latency, security and performance requirements of high speed layer 2 network backbones. The TACLANE-ES10 (KG-185A) is the first product in the E-series portfolio and supports network data rates of up to 20 Gb/s aggregate throughput. As part of the TACLANE family of high assurance encryptors, the new E-Series Encryptors will be manageable by the GEM® One encryptor management software.


  • 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


  • 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
  • Local and remote Key and Render Useless Zeroize (RUZ)
  • Supported by GEM One Remote Encryptor Manager 

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 unsers' 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 both our Scottsdale, AZ and Annapolis Junction, MD facilities. The course combines classroom presentations and hands-on-exercises designed to teach you how to install, configure and maintain the TACLANE E-Series 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. 

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.

Compare TACLANE Encryptors


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. 

Learn More about the E-Series