Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, to speak about scaling network capacity and connectivity for next wave of traffic growth

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) will join the U.S. Defense Department and government community at AFCEA’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore, Md. from June 13-15. Attendees will see first-hand how Ciena increases network automation, situational awareness, and in-flight data security via a series of advanced technology demonstrations, featuring the company’s Liquid Spectrum, WaveLogic Encryption, Blue Planet Analytics and Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan solutions.

Keynote Speaking Session:

Demonstrations (Booth #853):

  • Mission Critical Data Delivery This demonstration will highlight the ability of Cornet’s IPGate to work with Ciena’s Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) to streamline network service creation and support mission critical data delivery. This provides a single pane of glass to visualize circuit connectivity from the edge through the core to ensure maximum network survivability.
  • Integrated Satellite and Terrestrial Networks into a Single Enterprise – War fighting planners are increasingly concerned about operations in contested communications environments where satellite communications are sensitive. This demonstration, with collaborator LinQuest, will show the benefits of combining dynamic software-controlled terrestrial fiber networks with an agile satellite service management system. Attendees can see how overall system resiliency is increased by bringing more resources into the operational environment, including the possibility of avoiding the failover of critical communications paths for different technologies, something not generally possible in today's isolated environment.
  • Secure Autonomous Response Networks (SARNET) This interactive demo will showcase Ciena’s joint research efforts with the Dutch Research FoundationUniversity of Amsterdam and other partners that show how Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) can help alleviate cyber attacks and program networks with enhanced cyber-terror detection and defense. Attendees will see how the network can identify the attack origin and type of attack, and how to use advanced software capabilities to respond and defend autonomously.

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