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Russian military forces completed the development of military Internet with the official name “Closed Data Transfer Segment.” It told to the Russian daily Izvestia, informed representative of the defense ministry in Moscow.

“The military network is not connected to the global Internet, and all computers involved, have protection against connecting of uncertified memory sticks and external hard drives,” the newspaper said.

The system is already operating at full capacity, every military unit run servers that encrypt and transmit information.

Sites in this segment are available only through computers, certified by the Russian Service for the protection of state secret – they work with the operating system MSVS an acronym for the Russian name which translates as “Armed Forces’ Portable System.”

The military Internet also has its own mail service that allows for strictly internal exchange of messages.

According to the source of the Izvestia the military Internet use rented infrastructure from the company operator “Rostelecom” and own distributed infrastructure of the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russian presidential adviser for Internet issues, German Klimenko, said in comments that he considered it correct that the Closed Data Transfer Segment has absolutely no connection to the Internet.

“Anything that is connected can be broken into and therefore is not safe,” he said.

The head of the Russian Foundation for Development of Internet Technology and Infrastructure, Dmitry Burkov, said that it was appropriate that Russian military forces employed a unified approach to the problem, unlike their US colleagues.

“Americans have had quite a lot of holes in their network. They were changing network protocols on-the-go and besides, they had a lot of separate networks for every branch of forces and lastly – their system has too many connection points with the Internet, which raises the danger of unsecure access,” he said.

“As far as I understand, Edward Snowden has been working for one of the NSA’s subcontractors and had access to this network which allowed him to gain access to the data that he made public. I hope our people have not made similar mistakes when they planned the network and that they have taken additional security measures.” Post from: GizBrain

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