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Cybersecurity. Automation. Agile service delivery. Key components to mission success. And key drivers for agencies to modernize their network infrastructure. But budgets are standing in the way of progress. Many agencies struggle to balance their need to deliver new services with the cost of supporting legacy applications and infrastructure.
A simpler network infrastructure that supports legacy and modern technology is required to accelerate mission response. Modernizing IT and communications infrastructure can enable automation, improve resiliency, and assure cyber resiliency.
Leverage the network as a cyber defense tool. With SDN, various points in the cyber event chain—breach, reconnaissance, and exploitation—become both an indicator of events and a response mechanism.
Enable automation and service agility with an SDN-driven service orchestrator that automates provisioning of services across network layers, infrastructure vendors, and domains, while reducing overall operations costs.
Leverage a future-proof infrastructure to modernize networks with a converged packet-optical solution that can merge network layers into a single platform, replace end-of-life equipment, or upgrade bandwidth while still supporting legacy systems and applications.
Network modernization. Innovating in the cyber domain requires rethinking network architecture. New technologies have made the previously unthinkable possible. Digital transformation is imperative for agencies to meet complex mission demands and transform the business of government. This will allow more efficient and effective delivery of government services and enhanced inter-agency collaboration. IT modernization is inevitable as new technology, skills, and expectations continue to rise. It’s time to migrate to a modern government network.
Cyber attacks are inevitable. The government has an enormous task of constantly defending itself against individual and nation-backed attackers. In a recent survey by KPMG, only 67% of respondents believe that their agencies can appropriately detect or respond appropriately. While most cybersecurity strategies center on users and applications, protecting the network and in-flight data is a critical component of a holistic security strategy.
A recent GAO study found that 75% of IT investments are still being allocated to fund existing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities. Spending on these activities has actually increased from fiscal years 2010 to 2017. While many government agencies have focused on adoption of cloud-based services to consolidate and modernize common applications such as email and collaboration tools, many agencies still struggle to find budget to optimize infrastructure.
The delivery of government services is changing dramatically as more activities are becoming self-service. From tax payments to benefits to the legal system, the digitization of government services lowers the cost of delivering services, dramatically improves responsiveness and satisfaction, and enables greater collaboration within and across government entities.
In the federal government space, mandates and initiatives to improve cyber readiness and optimize application-sharing and -collaboration have resulted in cloud and virtualization initiatives. Designed to provide a more efficient, modernization-ready environment, these initiatives are gaining steady momentum.
It’s no longer sufficient to expand and overlay legacy networks. These networks prolong service delivery times, require increasing operational costs for maintenance, and challenge the ability to maintain cyber resiliency. Network operators’ ability to implement the pivot to network modernization often gets mired in outdated resources and budget realities. But innovating in the cyber domain doesn’t require a complete network overhaul or a disruptive shift in network design.
Ciena’s innovation for the cyber domain gives network and IT leaders new approaches to:
Today’s agency networks are strategic mission assets, and IT modernization must balance cost- and performance-optimization and cyber resiliency. We’ve worked with government agencies, global enterprises, and carriers to architect infrastructure to converge network layers, simplify network management, support the migration of legacy TDM/ SONET applications, and create a programmable, mission-responsive platform for today’s and tomorrow’s mission networks.
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