Roke Appointed as the UK Government Approved HAIPE Conformance Test Facility

By Roke Manor Research Ltd, PRNE
Thursday, July 1, 2010

ROMSEY, England, July 2, 2010 - Roke Manor Research has been appointed by CESG, the Information Assurance
arm of GCHQ, as the UK's only High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor
(HAIPE) Conformance Test Facility. All UK developed encryption devices
utilising the HAIPE protocols must now be Conformance Tested by Roke before
they can be approved as being "HAIPE compliant" by CESG.

To complement its role as the UK's Conformance Test Facility (CTF) Roke
has launched the HAIPE Test Service, which will be used by vendors, system
integrators and government departments. The fully customisable service
includes device, interoperability, stress and performance testing, as well as
system testing of the full network topology. Roke will also offer integration
consultancy and customised testing, including the latest HAIPE versions.

Roke has designed the HAIPE Test Service to save both time and money as a
pre-accreditation test programme which will verify that a HAIPE device
conforms to the specifications. If a device fails those tests, the Roke team
will offer recommendations on how to resolve issues before undertaking the
full test and accreditation process.

David Smith, Managing Director, Roke Manor Research, said: "In today's
electronic world, the public sector has an increasing demand for
cryptographic products to safeguard data. Roke worked with CESG to define
profiles for the HAIPE specification using our significant knowledge of the
underlying network and security protocols. The combination of our HAIPE
knowledge, our independence and our extensive experience of testing for fixed
and mobile networks in the commercial and defence sectors makes us the ideal
choice to be the CTF for HAIPE. Our appointment as the HAIPE CTF for the UK
is testament to our pedigree in this area and a springboard to expanding the
test facility to offer testing of other cryptographic standards."

For more information about the new Roke HAIPE Test Service please visit

About CESG:

CESG is the Information Assurance (IA) arm of GCHQ and is the UK
Government's National Technical Authority responsible for enabling secure and
trusted knowledge sharing. CESG aims to protect and promote the vital
interests of the UK by providing advice and assistance on the security of
communications and electronic data. It delivers information assurance policy,
services and advice that government and other customers need to protect vital
information services.

About Roke

Roke is behind some of the most innovative technology in the defence
sector. Working in collaboration with government agencies, consortia and
industrial partners, it has a long track record of responding to changing
operational requirements by developing and delivering battle-winning defence
solutions. Roke is situated in Hampshire, UK and employs over 450 people with
an annual turnover of approximately GBP45 million.

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For further information please contact: Abbie West at Roke, Tel: +44(0)1794-8333-131, Email: abigail.west at

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