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Mercury Systems Announces Industry's First NIAP-Certified Self-Encrypting Commercial SSD for Classified Programs
[September 13, 2017]

Mercury Systems Announces Industry's First NIAP-Certified Self-Encrypting Commercial SSD for Classified Programs


ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com) today announced that its ASURRE-Stor® portfolio of self-encrypting solid-state drives (SSD) has received certification from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for Common Criteria (CC) Full Disk Encryption FDE-EE and FDE-AA collaborative Protection Profiles (cPP). Launched in April of 2017, ASURRE-Stor SSDs are precision engineered to meet the stringent security and performance requirements defined in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program. As the first commercial SSD supplier to achieve this significant milestone, customers and NSA-trusted integrators of CSfC-compliant security solutions can leverage Mercury’s NIAP-certified SSD for data at rest protection for classified, secret, and top secret programs according to CSfC program guidelines.

NIAP validates Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) information technology (IT) products for conformance to the international CC Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS). Required product testing is performed by third-party, NIAP-approved laboratories to certify strict compliance to the specified technology protection profiles. Having successfully passed all required testing by UL Verification Services Inc., a NIAP-approved laboratory, the ASURRE-Stor SSD is now listed on the United States NIAP Product Compliant List and the International Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement Certified Products List. As such, Common Criteria certificate number CCEVS-VR-VID10783-2017 has been issued by NIAP for the ASURRE-Stor device.  A complete list of all NIAP-certified products, products in evaluation, and corresponding conformance claims can be found at https://www.niap-ccevs.org/Product. Mercury’s ASURRE-Stor SSD has also received certificate #2884 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 cryptographic module certification.

“For many years, we have made substantial investments to develop key intellectual property in our security and microelectronics business,” said Charlie Leader, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronics Solutions group. “Having successfully pioneered the only certified security solution for highly sensitive data storage on a commercial SSD, we have further validated our leadership position in this market. Or Phoenix Advanced Microelectronics Center is honored to supply the industry’s first NIAP and FIPS 140-2 certified SSD as a CSfC component to government agencies, CSfC trusted integrators and warfighters protecting our interests around the globe.”

Currently available in capacities of 256 and 512 GB, ASURRE-Stor SSDs integrate unique cryptographic and reliability-enhancing algorithms in a military-hardened 2.5” form factor ideal for platform management, mission management and command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) applications. In addition to uncompromising data protection features, supply chain security and trust are integrated throughout the entire product life cycle. Mercury’s commitment to excellence in industrial security has been recognized by the Defense Security Service (DSS) with multiple Superior ratings for several of its facilities.

Mercury Systems’ application engineering team in Phoenix, Ariz. routinely assists customers integrating the highest levels of security into their unique application environments. For data security application assistance, more information, or to place an order for ASURRE-Stor devices, visit www.mrcy.com/NIAP or contact Mercury Systems at (866) 627-6951 or secure.ssd@mrcy.com.


Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters
Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the products and services described herein. You can identify these statements by the use of the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “continue,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “likely,” “forecast,” “probable,” “potential,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued funding of defense programs, the timing and amounts of such funding, general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in the Company’s markets, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, changes in, or in the U.S. Government’s interpretation of, federal export control or procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the Company's products, shortages in components, production delays or unanticipated expenses due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions and restructurings, or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, increases in interest rates, changes to export regulations, increases in tax rates, changes to generally accepted accounting principles, difficulties in retaining key employees and customers, unanticipated costs under fixed-price service and system integration engagements, and various other factors beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk factors as are discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

Contact:
Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate and Investor Communications
Mercury Systems, Inc.
+1 978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com 

Mercury Systems and Innovation That Matters are trademarks, and ASURRE-Stor is a registered trademark of Mercury Systems, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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