ADVA Optical Networking Launches Industry First with 100G Metro and Built-in Encryption

ADVA Optical Networking Launches Industry First with 100G Metro and Built-in Encryption  New Technology Delivers Most Secure Transport for Big Data Era  MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, Germany, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADVA Optical Networking today launched its new 100G Metro technology with built-in on-the-fly encryption. Fully integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, this is the first solution available on the market capable of transporting 100Gbit/s data rates with integrated line-side encryption. Designed specifically for users who need to transport enormous amounts of data in the most secure way possible, the ADVA 100G Metro with built-in encryption has already been deployed by a number of enterprises and service providers. Based upon the 4x28G technology of the original ADVA 100G Metro, this new solution continues to push the boundaries of 100Gbit/s connectivity services.  "The security of  data has  never been so  important; its  integrity never  so  public. We're  living in  a new  era of  data awareness,"  said Uli  Schlegel,  director, data center business development,  ADVA Optical Networking. "In  the  wake of Heartbleed  and other data  security scares, businesses  are only  too  aware of how vulnerable their mission-critical data is. How susceptible it  is  to theft and malicious use. Data  security is now of paramount importance.  At  the same time, the volume of data has never been so immense. Transporting  and  protecting this  data requires  something  purpose built,  something  special.  That's what sets  our 100G  Metro with built-in  encryption technology  apart.  It's the  only product  on the  market capable  of securely  transporting  big  data."  Built upon Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with a key size of 256 bits, the ADVA 100G Metro with  built-in encryption features  a Diffie Hellmann  dynamic  key exchange with over  60 exchanges per hour.  It provides encryption at  the  lowest network layer  and is completely  agnostic to protocols  such as  Fibre  Channel, InfiniBand and  Ethernet. It  also supports  a wide  variety of  data  rates from 5Gbit/s,  to 10Gbit/s  to 40Gbit/s  and onto  100Gbit/s. To  ensure  compatibility in point-to-point and  multi-hop infrastructures, the ADVA  100G  Metro with built-in encryption uses  optical transport network (OTN)  framing.  It also adds  very little latency  to the  transmission link -  less than  150  nanoseconds -  compared to  our non-encrypted  version. This  stands in  stark  contrast to higher  layer encryption technologies  that often add  significant  overhead and multiply the latency of the data stream.  One of  the  most  unique  features  of the  ADVA  100G  Metro  with  built-in  encryption is that it also encrypts the header and checksum of the signal, not just the payload or select bytes in  the header. Every bit that enters one  of  our client ports is encrypted.  This is one of  the most important aspects  to  comprehensive data security. There are no snippets or breadcrumbs that  remain  unencrypted, nothing that may be intercepted. What's more, with the ADVA  100G  Metro with  built-in  encryption  it  is  possible  to  separate  network  and  encryption management. This ensures extremely  granular control as to who  has  access to  your  business'  encryption  management.  This  is  vital  for  any  organizations that are leasing encrypted services and don't want their service provider to be privy to their encrypted data.  "The introduction of our 100G Metro proved to be a defining moment in the  big  data era. One that introduced 100Gbit/s data transport to a whole new market," commented Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. "Cost, space  and  power  consumption  have   long  been   defining  factors   for  data   center  connectivity. Now a fourth one has joined the list of top criteria - security. Businesses need to know that their data is intact and safe. They need to  know  their data can withstand any attempts at network intrusion, any attempts to be stolen. That's what our 100G Metro with built-in encryption does. It  provides  businesses with the  most robust security  possible; it provides  them with  a  genuine peace of  mind. With this  technology they can  focus purely on  their  core business objectives and not the security of their data."  Watch  the  latest  100G  Metro  with  built-in  encryption  video  for   more  information: http://adva.li/secure.  About ADVA Optical Networking  At ADVA Optical  Networking we're  creating new  opportunities for  tomorrow's  networks,  a   new   vision   for   a   connected   world.   Our   intelligent  telecommunications hardware,  software  and  services have  been  deployed  by  several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the  past  twenty years, our innovative connectivity  solutions have helped to drive  our  customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As  your  trusted partner we ensure  that we're always ready  to exceed your  networking  expectations. For more information on our products and our team, please  visit  us at: www.advaoptical.com.  Published By: ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany www.advaoptical.com  For Press: Gareth Spence t +44 1904 699 358 public-relations(at)advaoptical.com  For Investors: Karin Tovar t +1 201 940 7212 investor-relations(at)advaoptical.com  HUG#1785157  
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