Black Lantern Security Appliance is an integrated hardware and software platform, purpose built to mitigate both remote and physical attacks against your infrastructure and applications. Black Lantern completely changes the protection paradigm by being able to identify, defeat, deter, and react against nation-state level reverse engineering attempts or cyber-attacks against both itself, its hosted applications and your network-based critical assets.

Black Lantern is a Hardened KSI® Gateway

Black Lantern Security Appliance comes with a built in KSI Gateway running in protected environment to ensure continued operations even when your infrastructure expands into areas where you may no longer have physical control over the hardware. Black Lantern guarantees the integrity of your system, and proves it through the KSI instrumentation.

Black Lantern is a Highly Secure Compute Platform

The Black Lantern combines the usual capabilities of an Application Server with additional metro-class encryption, communication, and active defense measures. Black Lantern Products are capable of defending themselves from Advanced Persistent Threats regardless of deployment location or physical access to ensure QoS and SLA for the applications it hosts.

Not only can Black Lantern protect itself against remote attacks, it is also capable of defending itself from physical attacks – where an attacker has the device on a reverse engineering bench.

This level of hardening is an industry first, and absolutely necessary when your infrastructure expands into areas where you no longer have physical control over the hardware. Even when you have physical control over the hardware, the threat of malicious insiders still exists. Black Lanterns are designed to survive in the most harassing environments.


Black Lantern defends itself from denial of service attack by policing traffic at the data-link layer (OSI layer 2). The Black Lantern’s layer 2 is content-aware - meaning it can identify specific traffic and de-prioritize everything else. This ensures that Black Lantern can recover its performance while it is the target of a Denial of Service attack.

It is also possible to throttle traffic from a single client node in the event that single device attempts to flood the Black Lantern with requests. Since our network stack is content-aware at the hardware level, we can rapidly identify and report any traffic that might indicate the presence of a rogue device in an infrastructure.

This means that your services run by Black Lantern will remain uninterrupted under the harshest of conditions.

Certified Secure

Production deployment accreditation offers flexibility for Guardtime solutions using Black Lantern blockchain appliances. The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) evaluation of the Black Lantern ensure secure management, control and auditing layers while extending security to the application. NIST certified cryptography libraries ensure secure implementation.