For decades, Type 1 has been the National Security Agency’s most prized cybersecurity designation, describing technology that can effectively keep the nation’s most classified information under lock and key.
Recent years, however, have seen the growth of NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, which offers an alternative to Type 1 products.
With these two competing options, it is important to understand what the difference between Type 1 and CSfC really is and which one is best for your use case.
Below, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about both NSA Type 1 and the CSfC program.
What Is NSA Type 1 Equipment?