How Ciena is Lowering Data Breach Risks Across Metro and Long-Haul Networks

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In today’s web-scale world, where more and more applications reside in the cloud, businesses need the assurance that their data is secure not only at rest but also in-flight.

Backed by Ciena’s coherent optics, the WaveLogic Encryption solution offers new optical-layer encryption capabilities to match high capacity infrastructure needs – from 10G to 100G, 200G and beyond, from metro to ultra-long haul distances – providing a simple-to-implement, always-on, data encryption solution.

A range of security solutions exist today to protect data at-rest. However, high volumes of critical data are continuously in-flight, traveling beyond the walls of the data center and across large networks.


Additionally, an increasing number of government mandated regulations for data protection have made securing in-flight data a higher priority in networks. With Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution, data can now be secured as it leaves the private cloud and protected as it traverses across the network, across any distance, without sacrificing the end user experience.

Ciena’s WaveLogic Encryption solution addresses all infrastructure needs and provides added network security for service providers and large enterprises, such as financial service firms, healthcare and government organizations. The solution is FIPS-certified and meets the highest security standards recognized globally in the industry.

Powered by Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 Extreme chipset, the solution provides software programmable modulation to enable both 100G encryption with QPSK modulation and 200G encryption with 16QAM modulation – an industry first.

“We are proud to offer a world-class network experience to our customers. As part of that commitment, we are constantly exploring new ways to secure our network and protect our end customers’ data – not only at the application layer, but also at the network layer. Following our successful 200G Encryption network trial with Ericsson and Ciena, and with the ability to now implement WaveLogic Encryption, a FIPS-certified solution, across our network, customers can be assured they are receiving best-in-class connectivity and service.” Explains, David Robertson, Director, Transport and Routing Engineering, Telstra.

“Safeguarding critical data has become a major priority in today’s web-scale world. Previous infrastructure solutions have been cumbersome to manage and burdened by separate boxes, impacting throughput and latency. Our new WaveLogic Encryption solution is simple to deploy and provides a strong and effective defense with an additional level of protection to enable end-to-end security.” Said, Francois Locoh-Donou, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ciena.