Tempest shielded rooms
Comtest builds Tempest shielded facilities to prevent uncontrolled distribution of secure information. All electronic devices, including computers and computer screens, have an unintended amount of radiated electromagnetic emissions. Because these emissions can be intercepted and reconstructed into data, these emissions present a serious security risk. One possible (and cost-effective) solution to this problem is housing sensitive equipment and information in a Tempest shielded room. Comtest builds these shield rooms for government, military and financial institutions. Use our online contact forms to get in touch with our consultancy department for more information.
Tempest shielded facilities vs. Tempest shielded computer systems
Protecting sensitive data can also be achieved by using specially designed (Tempest) computer systems which comply with specifications such as SDIP standards. However, those Tempest computer systems are expensive and their product life time is as limited as that of any other computer system. That’s why it’s much more effective, especially for larger MER rooms with a series of computers, to consider installing a Tempest shielded room. In addition to being much cheaper, the use of a Tempest shielded room offers several advantages:
- Using Tempest shielded rooms to house computer systems enables you to use Commercial Of The Shelf equipment that is much cheaper
- Replacing standard equipment housed in a Tempest shielded room will not need a system rack confirmation test against the Tempest standard specifications, as the Tempest shielded room itself full fills this specification
- Cooling within a shielded MER room is easier than cooling individual Tempest qualified computer racks
- It is easy to integrate a Tempest shielded room in the existing security access system. Using a SAS controlled entry system with two RF shielded doors in a sluice will avoid unwanted opening of the MER room
A Tempest facility certificate can be issued by an independent and certified institute.
Why work with Comtest?
Comtest has more than thirty years of experience with the design and construction of RF shielding and Tempest shielded rooms. Furthermore, we understand the critical importance of delivering a MER room that is properly shielded to ensure the security of all activities in that room. Our Tempest shielded rooms are fully certified, best-in-class solutions suitable for use by governments, military and financial institutions.
Do you want to know more about Comtest and our RF shielded facilities build according to Tempest requirements? We are always ready to answer any questions you might have, use the online contact forms to get in touch with us.