Patent Number: 7,711,963

Title: Modular cryptographic device providing enhanced interface protocol features and related methods

Abstract: A cryptographic device may include a cryptographic module and a communications module coupled thereto. The cryptographic module may include a user network interface and a cryptographic processor coupled thereto. The communications module may include a network communications interface coupled to the cryptographic processor. The cryptographic processor may communicate with the user network interface using a predetermined protocol, and the cryptographic processor may also communicate with the network communications interface using the predetermined protocol.

Inventors: Dellmo; Russell Wayne (Palm Bay, FL), Yancy; Bruce Wayne (Palm Bay, FL)

Assignee: Harris Corporation

International Classification: H04L 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018