Real-time, self-discovering, self-healing, self-configuring networks are becoming reality. This new intelligence allows network operators to reimagine how their core mission can be executed in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. Within this mission—where lives can depend on information exchange and the network infrastructure that supports that exchange—high-security environments depend on physical separation of network segments to lower the attack surface and increase trust. Ciena has the combination of network expertise and services, software intelligence, and mission awareness to help operators design solutions for their most daunting challenges.