Zayo offers encryption as a service

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has introduced an encryption as a service offering. Initial customers for the service include what the company described as "a leading global bank," which is using the service to encrypt credit card transaction data.

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has introduced an encryption as a service offering. Initial customers for the service include what the company described as "a leading global bank," which is using the service to encrypt credit card transaction data.

The new service leverages Ciena's WaveLogic Encryption technology, embedded in the Ciena packet-optical transport systems Zayo has in its network to support managed wavelength services (see "Ciena WaveLogic Encryption offers optical layer encryption up to 200 Gbps"). The current capability supports 10-Gbps wire speed encryption at Layer 1, although Zayo said higher-speed options are on the service roadmap.

"Data security continues to be one of the top concerns for global industries, an issue that's been intensified by recent high-profile attacks in healthcare, retail, banks, hospitality, and entertainment," said Dennis Kyle, senior vice president of Strategic Marketing and Alliances at Zayo. "Our encryption solution is quick and easy to provision and provides high levels of protection without sacrificing network performance. It's another way we are providing a critical layer of security to protect our customers."

The new encryption as a service joins DDoS mitigation within Zayo's security service portfolio. Customers will be able to quote and order encryption as a service via Zayo's Tranzact online self-service platform "in the coming months," according to Zayo.

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