Cipher X ® 7100 Frame Relay - Triple DES

Cipher X 7100 Frame Relay Encryption

Frame Relay (Triple DES) Encryption for Mission-Critical Networks

TCC's Advanced Cipher X 7100 Frame Relay Encryption (Triple DES) protects the privacy of information sent over public frame relay networks. TCC's Cipher X 7100 has been fully engineered to protect demanding mission-critical application communications. TCC also offers the Cipher X 7100 for Frame Relay with AES 256-bit encryption


  • Triple-DES encryption protects the privacy of sensitive information
  • Provides significant cost savings by enabling the use of public frame relay networks, while maintaining data security
  • Clear and secure support saves money since only one frame relay circuit is required
  • Compliance to ANSI X9 security standards enables banks to certify that they are following 'Prudent Business Practice' in the protection of transmitted data
  • KEYNET secure management application lowers installation and maintenance costs, monitors security compromises, and automates key management.
  • Allows secure remote software download to do product upgrades or to add new features.

Scalable Performance

Cipher X 7100 Frame Relay Encryption provides various speeds in a single hardware platform reducing the costs and optimizing the circuit data rate and number of private virtual circuits for each Cipher X frame relay encryptor at your remote sites. This innovative approach allows customers to install a Cipher X 7100 data encryptor on your public frame relay network today at the circuit data rate and the number of secure private virtual circuits (PVCs) you need and remotely upgrade to a higher speed circuit or add PVCs when needed. With Cipher X 7100 Frame Relay network encryption, you can tailor your hardware encryption needs quickly and easily as your corporate needs expand, while protecting your hardware investment.This allows you to pay for only the system you need today with options to upgrade in the future.

Seamless Network Overlay

Cipher X 7100 Frame Relay Encryption is network transparent. Since it only encrypts the data in a frame relay packet, no changes to the network are required. Additionally, it secures data at the frame relay layer so it can also protect SNA, BSC, IP or other protocols encapsulated in frame relay.

Automated Key and Device Management

Secure network monitoring, configuration, and diagnostics of a large, global network of Cipher X units can be easily, centrally and securely managed by using TCC's KEYNET Release 2

An intuitive drag and drop user-interface enables network managers to easily create secure networks. Additional units can be quickly added or, more importantly, removed if the unit is stolen or physically compromised. Centralized reporting of errors and alarms, combined with remote troubleshooting at the KEYNET system, reduces the time and cost of maintenance. It also seamlessly integrates with an enterprise network management system.

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A security policy is also easily enforced by the Cipher X system. Each frame relay virtual circuit is designated as cipher (secure), clear, or blocked. This is transparent to the user thereby eliminating training, user acceptance, and enforcement issues. A single Cipher X system can control access for all 1,024 virtual circuits in a frame relay connection making it a very cost effective solution.

Frame Relay Encryption Specifications


 Frame relay security

  Data rates up to 2.048 Mbps


 ANSI X9.52 Triple-DES Algorithm

 NIST approved and Exportable DES algorithm

 Triple DES for key exchange

Key Management

Based on ANSI X9 stanadards

 Locally via Cipher Site Manager

  Remotely via KEYNET

Standards Support

 1RU standard 19" ANSI X9.52, ANSI X9.9, FIPS 46, FIPS 140-1, FIPS 170

 1RU standard 19" Designed to meet FIPS 140-1 Level 3

Protocol Support


 ITU-T: Q.922, Q.933

 ANSI: T1.606, T1.617, T1.618

Relay Parameters

  Frame size up to 4096 bytes

 Up to 976 encrypted virtual circuits

Physical Interface

 Software selectable

 V.35, X.21, RS-232, RS-422, RS-449, RS-485, RS-530

Power Requirements

  85-265 VAC, 50/60 Hz

  20 watts typical

Operating Environment

  Temperature: 0°C to 50°C

  Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing

Dimensions and

  Height: 1.75 inches (4.4 cm)

  Width: 16.5 inches (41.0 cm)

  Depth: 10.5 inches (26.7 cm)

  Weight: 15 lbs. (6.8 kg)

Agency Approvals

  FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class B

  UL 1950

  EN55022 89/336/EEC

  IEC 801-2, 801-3, 801-4

  EN 60950


TCC is dedicated to quality products and services. TCC is ISO 9001 certified. ISO 9001, granted to TCC by TUV, is the most stringent standard available for total quality systems in design/development, production, installation and servicing.

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