Paulina Gomez is Specialist of Product and Technology Marketing at Ciena where she works to increase the profile of Ciena’s Converged Packet-Optical solutions and technologies to the market. Paulina brings a wealth of experience having spent nearly 20 years working within the telecommunications industry.


Zayo Group yesterday announced that it is using Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution to deliver the enhanced network security increasingly required by today’s enterprises. This will allow Zayo to quickly upgrade existing customers and offer new services to protect highly sensitive in-flight data.

Zayo, a long-time Ciena BizConnect partner, owns and operates a 112,000-mile network in North America and Europe, providing connectivity to thousands of data centers, enterprise locations, carrier exchange points, wireless towers, media centers, entertainment venues, financial exchanges and cloud providers. Zayo’s offerings encompass both dark fiber and a range of lit services, including wavelengths, Ethernet and IP.

As demand for real-time access to mission critical transactions and customer data increases, protecting information as it spans the globe has become critically important. Zayo is providing greater security for its enterprise and wholesale customers’ data, without any impact to application performance, through Ciena’s FIPS-certified AES-256 WaveLogic Encryption solution.

“As more enterprises leverage the cloud or off-site data storage for their mission critical applications, businesses have to trust that their data is secure. Protecting data inside the data center is no longer enough,” said Dennis Kyle, senior vice president of Strategic Marketing and Alliances at the Zayo Group. “To help our customers respond to the increase in data and network breaches, we are utilizing Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution to provide additional security without the additional management issues and costs often associated with these types of upgrades.”

Whether an enterprise has a fully outsourced managed optical solution or an in-house, dark fiber network, the Ciena and Zayo encryption solution can be easily and cost-effectively integrated into the network. Zayo is also enhancing the user experience by providing a dedicated portal, based on Ciena’s MyCryptoTool software, which gives Zayo’s customers full control of the encryption security parameters associated with their critical data.  

“Progressive service providers like Zayo recognize their customer’s need for a holistic security approach. This new encryption service, based on Ciena technology, will allow Zayo to offer customers a solution that safeguards data from one end of the network to the other,” said Jason Phipps vice president and general manager of North America at Ciena. “Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution meets this need and also provides simple management tools for the customer that enhances the end user experience.”

For more on Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption Solution download the solution brief or watch the demonstration in the below In the Lab video.


In the Lab: Ciena's WaveLogic Encryption Solution