Enabling secure information exchange between coalition partners

Information Exchange Gateways iconAt Nexor we tackle Information Exchange Gateway scenarios and their associated issues with solutions based on our own Secure Information Exchange Architecture approach.

What is an Information Exchange Gateway?

An Information Exchange Gateway (IEG) is a system designed to facilitate secure communication between different security and management domains.

NATO has defined five main IEG scenarios each with scenario variants. The scenarios take account of the security classifications of the domains that they connect, as well as the security policy, the owners and the administrators of those domains.

Information Exchange Gateways Scenario diagram

A Reference Architecture for IEG solutions

To meet these challenges, we developed our Information Exchange Gateway reference architecture to identify the key components of a solution and define their functionality. The architecture is product and vendor independent.

Nexor Reference Architecture diagram

Further information can be found in our Information Exchange Gateway Reference Architecture White Paper.

Why is Nexor trusted to supply IEG solutions around the world?

Our IEG Reference Architecture approach has been widely adopted throughout the sector and Nexor continues to be at the forefront of deploying IEGs around the globe. We have developed long-term relationships with key system integrators and military organisations, such as NATO and the European Defence Agency.

Nexor’s technology portfolio comprises a range of components that collectively create the core of Information Exchange Gateways as designed by NATO.

These components are compliant to both the IETF commercial and military STANAG and ACP standards and have brought COTS and military products together. The components from our SIXA portfolio include:

We use the appropriate mix of our own, open source and third-party proprietary technologies to meet requirements. If nothing suitable exists then we will engineer a new technology component and deliver it as a supported component that can be trusted.

Our recent White Paper, “Information Exchange Gateways: The Evolving Story”, highlights the latest developments in the field.

Supporting other protocols

To support messaging protocols we have also developed and implemented a Military Messaging Handling System (MMHS) reference architecture. Visit our SIXA solutions page for further information on what our secure information exchange architecture can achieve.

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Information Exchange Gateways: The Evolving Story White Paper


Information Exchange Gateways: The Evolving Story - This White Paper brings the Information Exchange Gateway story up-to-date. It looks at the changing context in which Information Exchange Gateways are being used; recent experiences in deploying them; and what the future holds. MORE DETAILS

Communicating between Nations


Communicating Between Nations (A Multi-nation Defence Organisation) - When you are working closely with others, you need to have access to their information and want to give them access to yours – but not necessarily to all of it. MORE DETAILS

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