Highly secure network cabling infrastructure for MOD Faslane

30 January 2014

MOD Faslane Naval Base is a primary component of HM Naval Base Clyde and is the largest military establishment north of the border. As the headquarters of the Royal Navy in Scotland, the base is the home to the UK’s fleet of Vanguardclass nuclear powered and nuclear armed submarines as well as conventionally armed nuclear powered submarines; all supported by the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines.

Faslane was looking to deploy an intelligent cabling infrastructure to serve hundreds of users and connect several of its critical communication rooms across the huge naval base.

A bespoke solution was required to unite both voice and data and due to the high security of the information both stored on and communicated via the networks on the naval base it was crucial that the solution focussed greatly on security.

Depending on the specific users security rights and privileges, the backbone of the new infrastructure was required to be split in to two separate networks to ensure that a number of security breaches were not committed.

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