Completely isolating mission critical clouds and networks is fundamental to maximizing cyber security in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and certain commercial segments. However, this isolation has huge negative impacts on users who need to work across these environments.
Sterling solves this problem with cross domain enablement products and solutions for cyber, actionable intelligence and command and control. Our XD Framework (XDF) and SmartXD technology enable multiple applications, tagged data and other data sources on different domains to be intelligently and rapidly integrated into powerful cross domain applications. Users can securely access and “drill down” on information across domains and cross domain application actions can be orchestrated. Our expertise and technology significantly reduce development time, lower the cost and simplify the certification of cross domain solutions. SmartXD solutions work with any data guard providing flexibility and investment protection over guard specific solutions. Sterling works closely with technology and integration partners to bring complete solutions to our customers.
SmartXD is the core technology used for all of Sterling’s cross domain products and solutions. It is a combination of a set of reusable common services and design techniques. The Sterling XD Framework (XDF) is the product used to create SmartXD applications. Together, SmartXD and XDF support the agile development of flexible, intelligent, low cost cross domain applications. Specific benefits include the following:
SmartXD applications are designed using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Model and deployed as a secure software appliance (VM) in each domain. This appliance hosts application specific logic, connectors to other systems, and XDF common services. Cross domain communication is performed using XML, through any certified data guard. Key architecture elements include:
SmartXD Application design techniques are based on proven Service Oriented Architecture principles. These techniques include: