ADVA Optical Networking Launches Industry First with 100G Metro and Built-in
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
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
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.
ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany
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