SafeNet ships ethernet encryptor

Source: SafeNet

SafeNet, a global leader in information security, today announced the availability of its new 10 gigabit, line-rate Ethernet Encryptor, designed to protect sensitive data on Ethernet circuits, at low cost.

"Bandwidth intensive applications such as voice, video, and virtualisation along with the consolidation of datacentres are causing significant increases in data volumes over wide area networks," said John Pescatore, VP Distinguished Analyst with Gartner. "Much of this data is business-critical in nature and needs to be secured to protect customer and business information and to meet compliance demands. Since this information needs to be shared rapidly and widely for effective business collaboration, WAN encryption with flexible key management capabilities and predictable, low latency is required."

Financial institutions, government agencies, and telecommunications companies transmit large volumes of sensitive data over high-speed Ethernet WANs that connect offices, datacentres, and disaster recovery sites. The SafeNet Ethernet Encryptor 10G enables government agencies, departments, and contractors to easily secure high-speed core networks with minimal administrative and network overhead. The SafeNet family of high-speed encryption products provides the assurance of FIPS and Common Criteria-certified security. Designed to support the growing movement towards these Ethernet services, the Ethernet Encryptor secures sensitive data more efficiently than higher layer protocols, thereby lowering the cost of network security and compliance.

"In the current economic environment, companies are looking to reduce cost and complexity of compliance," adds Joe Moorcones, corporate vice-president, SafeNet. "Fortunately the carriers are providing more Layer 2 network services. Encryption at layer 2, such as Ethernet, is the superior solution to protecting data in transit over the WAN where it can be done with low latency and with no additional increase in bandwidth."

SafeNet encryptors offer central management that provide ease of administration and audit reporting across multiple circuits and network protocols. SafeNet is the world's only provider of a complete portfolio of Ethernet security solutions-from 10Gbps network encryption appliances for enterprise, telecommunications, and government organisations to embedded security systems for network equipment manufacturers.

SafeNet Ethernet Encryptor 10G is a key component of SafeNet's comprehensive enterprise data protection solution. SafeNet Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) is the only solution that secures data across the connected enterprise, from core to edge, with complete protection of data at rest, data in transit, and data in use.

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