PacketLight Networks earns NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 compliance for fiber-optic network encryption

The certification makes PacketLight’s encryption-enabled products eligible for deployment by financial institutions, healthcare facilities, enterprises, and United States federal agencies and government service providers.

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PacketLight Networks says it has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 validation from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the systems house’s fiber-optic network Layer 1 encryption implementations. The certification makes PacketLight’s encryption-enabled products eligible for deployment by financial institutions, healthcare facilities, enterprises, and United States federal agencies and government service providers.

PacketLight’s systems suite comes embedded with Layer 1 encryption based on GCM-AES-256 encryption standards, supporting Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange up to every 1 minute. In addition, the systems support multiple protocols including 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, 8G/16G/32G Fibre Channel, OTU2/OTU2e/OTU3/OTU4, and STM-64/OC-192 (see, for example, "PacketLight Networks offers encryption on PL-1000TE DWDM platform").

“We are excited to see our carrier-grade DWDM and OTN solutions recognized by NIST for their exemplary end-to-end encryption across the fiber,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks. “This certification empowers us to provide our leading optical transport and encryption solutions to any organization or industry, both commercial and government, for next generation secured optical network applications or as alien wavelength solutions over existing third-party network.”

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