Lock-Keeper


Lock-Keeper

Lock-Keeper is a high-level security solution based on the simple "Physical Separation" idea. It is a hardware-based device and works like a sluice to provide secure data exchange between the physically separated networks. Based on the simple principle that “the ultimate method to secure a network is to disconnect it", the Lock-Keeper can entirely prevent session-based and protocol-based network attacks (i.e. so-called "online attack") by physically isolating your sensitive network from outside intruders.

Both the principle and architecture of Lock-Keeper are quite simple. It does not replace the functionality of the conventional firewall but is generally used in combination with firewall to enhance the security of the protected network. Moreover, other content scanning mechanisms, e.g. anti-virus software, can also be flexibly integrated with Lock-Keeper to prevent some application-level attacks, also referred to as "offline attacks".

The guarantee of the highest-level security, the simplicity of the architecture, and the free scalability of the integrated data checking are the primary strengths of the Lock-Keeper solution. Thanks to these benefits, the Lock-Keeper can totally satisfy the security requirements from most public authorities, national defence institutions or companies with a highly sensitive IT infrastructure, such as energy suppliers, telecommunication companies, transportation companies or air traffic control, etc.

Lock-Keeper Technology

Currently, a research project led by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel is carried out at Hasso Plattner Institute(HPI). Several new and interesting R&D works, listed as following, are proposed and efficiently performed.
* Formalization of the "Physical Separation" concept.
* Lock-Keeper Hardware&Software Optimization.
* Implementing Lock-Keeper SDE Using Virtual Machine.
* Design of new Lock-Keeper applications, e.g. Lock-Keeper Web Services Module.
* Secure Database Replication Module through a WS-Based Messaging Framework.
* Lock-Keeper-based Online Police Station.
* Deployment of Lock-Keeper in Service-Oriented-Architecture.
* Research and Development of intelligent gateway device using the Lock-Keeper technology.
* Development of the Lock-Keeper Cluster System.
* Authentication and access control based on the Lock-Keeper technology.
* Performance measurement and comparison between the Lock-Keeper and other similar security solutions.
* ......

External links

* [http://www.lock-keeper.de Lock-Keeper Project Portal]
* [http://www.hpi-web.de/~meinel/projects/lock-keeper Research work around Lock-Keeper] at HPI
* [http://www.actisis.com/de/Lock-Keeper.html Actisis GmbH] : Consulting about Lock-Keeper


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