PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

Today’s military missions often bring soldiers to disadvantaged locations and networks; however, secure, real time communication remains mission critical.


PDT partnered with SAIFE, the creator of Agile Security, a new standard in mobile security, to develop the Secure Bridge, a portable wireless access point that provides highly secured wired and wireless network connectivity to devices on the mobile edge.

Connectivity Solutions

The Secure Bridge form factor, designed by PDT, utilizes patented SAIFE Connect™ software technology and a government Common Access Card meeting military authentication standards to create a secure tunnel through a firewall using only outbound ports. Our designers and engineers worked with the SAIFE team to make the device hardware simple and easy to use in any environment and on private as well as commercial networks.

Design and Engineering

Secure Bridge works by surrounding an existing inner VPN tunnel to create a CSfC-certifiable double-layer VPN for the Commercial Solutions for Classified Program. As a result, information transmitted by any device type over any network is kept private and secure. SAIFE® technology meets and exceeds the highest commercial standards for point-to-point communications, regardless of device, network or mission. This ensures not only privacy but reliability and data integrity when it matters most.


Secure Bridge allows soldiers and others for whom security is paramount to securely connect to each other and to their enterprise via any transport including SATCOM, radios, cellular and WiFi, and with any device including COTS tablets and smartphones.

Secure Bridge

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