SecureView (TM) Multilevel Desktop Infrastructure Integration

how can we help you?

SecureView  (TM) was developed in 2010 through a join effort between the National Security community and Air Force Research Lab.  As a multilevel desktop – SecureView (TM) solutions can access data of different classifications at the same time on the same hardware – such as confidential protected data and open data.  This is accomplished through unparalleled security at the hardware layer, along with network isolation through point-to-point virtual private networks (VPNs).   The solution is inherently flexible – allowing the customer to choose the level of performance and cost for systems (such as high end workstations or low end laptops) while never compromising on security.   SecureView (TM) achieves cost savings for many customers by reducing infrastructure costs and increasing productivity of workers.

SecureView (TM) is US Government Off-the-Shelf software (GOTS) and subject to restrictions on it’s use and implementation.  An open source baseline hypervisor called OpenXT is fully commercial and implements many (but not all) the security features of SecureView.  Ortman Consulting is skilled in implementing SecureView (TM) and OpenXT solutions.

Customer Segments Adopting SecureView (tm) and OpenXT

Government and National Security Cyber Protection
Education and Research IP Protection
Commercial and Banking System Protection
Health Care Systems Data Protection
NGOs and Non-Profits
Transport & Logistics Data Systems

Services Offered

We provide end-to-end services and support for SecureView (TM) implementations:

  • Solution Design
  • System Implementation
  • System Accreditation
  • System Operation and Sustainment

SecureView Client Architecture

SecureView leverages the Xen open source hypervisor plus government-specific security add-ons and virtual machines to achieve high security and data separation of multilevel desktops on the same hardware platform such as a PC or Laptop

System Design

Our highly knowledgeable team has the skills to assist in the complete design and implementation of SecureView.  Once a site request SecureView a designated Ortman Consulting Site Lead Engineer (SLE) will interface and use your current infrastructure to design a generic road map with the necessary components to support your needs, which can then be used as a “blue print” for future impementation.

We will assist with the type of physical hardware devices best suited for site requirements.  We will discuss workstation options, how they will be used and whether it will be a hybrid mix of Thick and Thin VMs hosted on one computer or will it consist of one or the other.  We will set up, build and configuration of management server if this a solution you have chosen and work to find the most efficient configuration of other key system components.  Pilot deployments or small scale rollouts assist in testing the setup and getting operations management and end-users comfortable with the solution.  Support training for staff administrators and helpdesk providers is also provided based on site specific needs.

We extended our services during the systems accreditation process.  For government customers – there are two options, based upon what your site will need; Secret and Below Interoperability (SABI) and Top Secret and Below Interoperability (TSABI).  We help with testing and the documentation of any findings that may arise so that they can be addressed allowing for the systems to stay secure.  As a CSfC Program; Trusted Integrator, we at Ortman Consulting, assist government customers achieve the NSA compliance requirements for the utilization of SecureView Cross Domain solution. Allowing accessibility to Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) from a single workstation.

The post installation, management of your SecureView Infrastructure is something we have the capability to do.  On a day to day basis, we verify particular components of the infrastructure are online and operational.  We work to resolve issues that are reported directly from the customer or from the PMO from the multi-tiered helpdesk.  If there is a change in configuration, we may have to redesign a solution that was already in place.  We also test updated or upgrades to Windows OS and Linux based OS’s, making sure that the drivers that are in place are supported, along with other options like dual display and accessibility to the peripheral USB components like a token reader for CAC access to a VM.