ADVA Optical networking adds security features to FSP 3000

Sept. 22, 2010
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced the introduction of a security suite for its flagship FSP 3000 platform.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced the introduction of a security suite for its flagship FSP 3000 platform. The suite includes three elements:

  1. wire-speed low-latency encryption
  2. in-service fiber plant monitoring
  3. a security-hardened management software architecture.

“With enterprises increasingly turning to cloud-based and virtualized services, the security of data has become paramount,” said Michael Kennedy, co-founder and managing partner at Network Strategy Partners, LLC. “In order to accelerate uptake of their latest cloud services, carriers and service providers must offer secure transport network options to their customers, who need to feel confident their data will be protected.”

ADVA Optical Networking says the introduction of encryption into the FSP 3000 acknowledges the development of more sophisticated fiber-tapping and intrusion technologies, as well as the need to keep data flowing quickly across the network. The integrated FSP 3000 encryption feature offers physical layer encryption, which operates at wire speed and keeps latency at its lowest levels, the company asserts. ADVA Optical Networking’s implementation uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption technology and the Diffie-Hellman algorithm for automatic key exchange.

Adding to the security-enhancing features of the FSP 3000 platform are the integrated optical line monitoring capabilities. Optical line monitoring takes power readings from the optical link and delivers real-time monitoring and analysis of the fiber plant. These capabilities are designed to help detect fiber breaks or bends and identify security issues such as illegal fiber taps that jeopardize the integrity of mission-critical data.

The security-hardened software architecture strengthens the FSP 3000 management environment. The technology protects the network operator against malicious intrusion attempts that target the command-and-control function of the network element.

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