ADF strengthens cyber security with GDS’ deployable container

GDS General Manager Jeromy Bendall and Project Manager Claire Ikin. Image credit: Global Defence Solutions

Global Defence Solutions (GDS) announced the delivery of a Zone 4 certified deployable secure container tailored specifically to meet the demands of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

This innovative solution, developed by GDS, comprises a 10-foot secure container and offers a portable, cost-effective means of safeguarding and securely processing electronic classified information.

Manufactured at GDS’s state-of-the-art facility in Nowra, New South Wales, this project stands as a testament to extensive collaboration between GDS and defence stakeholders.

It reflects GDS’s commitment to comprehensively address the precise requirements of end-users, drawing upon over twenty years of industry expertise to establish itself as a trusted partner in defence solutions.

Jeromy Bendall, general manager of GDS, underscores the company’s dedication to delivering dependable, cost-efficient solutions while ensuring full compliance with defence standards.

“Manufacturing and designing this sovereign Zone 4 certified deployable secure container locally supports Australia’s self-reliance and pedigree in defence manufacturing in the increasingly important field of cyber security,” Bendall affirmed.

This deployable secure container, designed to augment the ADF’s array of deployable capabilities, boasts advanced air conditioning systems, sophisticated noise attenuation technologies, and stringent security protocols.

“It provides the ADF with a deployable, secure facility, offering a level of security and functionality needed in locations where such facilities were previously unavailable,” said Bendall.

He added, “Our GDS manufactured containers allow for the secure handling and exchange of classified data in diverse environments, greatly enhancing operational flexibility and security.”

Meeting all Zone 4 standards, GDS’s deployable secure container ensures controlled access to sensitive information.

The certification process, overseen in close collaboration with the Department of Defence’s Directorate of Security Assurance (DoSA), underscores GDS’s commitment to upholding rigorous standards.

Bendall emphasised, “Working closely with defence personnel to understand and meet their specific needs has always been our strength. We understand the critical nature of defence operations, which is why we prioritise security and reliability in all our solutions.”

He concluded, “This project demonstrates our experience and capability and reinforces GDS’s position to meet the evolving needs of the ADF with innovative and secure solutions.”