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Data breach. Hackers. Stolen records. Words that not only send shivers down security officers’ spines, but also cost businesses millions of dollars and negatively impact customer trust. Today, securing networks and customer data is top of mind.
Whether supporting time-critical financial transactions, sensitive healthcare record storage, secure government communications, or simply wireless voice connections, today’s networking infrastructure operates in an environment of ever-increasing threats. Couple that with more and more applications residing in the cloud, the proliferation of diverse data centers and critical high-capacity data traveling metro, regional, and global distances, businesses need to know their data is secure 24/7.
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will provide the next evolution in securing both the network and the in-flight data across the network.
With SDN, various points in the cyber event chain—breach, reconnaissance, and exploitation—become both an indicator of events and a response mechanism. The flexibility and responsiveness of the network actively defends and combats denial-of-service-type attacks, especially as these attacks evolve toward cloud-type services.
Supplemental network capabilities, and sensors coupled with dynamic provisioning capabilities, open the door to an extremely resilient active defense focused at the lower layers. Additionally, the network resource allocation mix can be adjusted in accordance with the threat environment, while flow table policies can be adapted. This creates, in essence, policy-based—programmable—network defense.
NFV is the ability to virtualize a number of network appliances (e.g., firewalls, DPI, and routers) that were previously instantiated in separate hardware platforms, and to realize these functions using generic x86-based compute hardware. By leveraging NFV, a network operator can instantly distribute and manage these virtual appliances to any location, via the network. This not only saves space, power, and hardware costs, but it also evolves service delivery and ensures consistent security levels across the enterprise.
The number of data security breaches rises daily, affecting businesses and government agencies with major financial, intellectual property, and time losses. Last year alone, there was a 25 percent increase in the number of records breached.
Today, the cost of a data breach cannot be ignored. New government regulations and laws are coming into effect to ensure that vulnerable and sensitive information remains protected. Fines for not securing this data in the event of a breach are steep, negatively affecting a company’s bottom line. Optical encryption can be deployed as part of a holistic security strategy to safeguard all in-flight data from unwanted intrusions, as it travels over the network across any distance.
Even as the threat of security breaches rises, the traffic flow across the network is growing. Bandwidth demands driven by web-scale applications continue to climb, necessitating a network that can elegantly scale to handle higher capacities with...
Effortless in-flight data encryption at 100G and even 200G speeds. Ciena's Patrick Scully details the latest step you can take to secure the critical data on your network.
In a world where the risks to your data lurk everywhere and the stakes to your future, it's essential to protect the lifeblood of your business with optical encryption.
Patrick Scully describes Ciena’s new 6500 low-latency 10G wire-speed encryption solution introduced via the 4x10G OTR with encryption module, for highly secure and transparent end-to-end communications.
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