FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP and SafeNet Ethernet Encryptor 10G Achieve Technology Compatibility.
Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today the successful completion of interoperability testing with SafeNet, a global leader in information security. Exercises simulating traffic patterns typical of government network architectures repeatedly demonstrated that the combined FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) and SafeNet Ethernet Encryptor 10G solution has met or exceeded the US government’s criteria for performance and security.
Already on the Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL), the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is a new class of optical transport solution, simultaneously supporting Connection-oriented Ethernet (COE), ROADM and SONET/SDH. The FLASHWAVE 9500 platform scales to multi-terabytes of traffic per node to support ever-increasing voice, video and data traffic demands. The integrated COE transport technology delivers private-line quality packet aggregation and connectivity services with the proven operational robustness of optical networking, including transport-class software and database management, management interface functionality, and precision fault sectionalization.
The SafeNet Ethernet Encryptor 10G is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 certified, having proven its ability to protect highly sensitive computer and telecommunications transmissions over Wide Area Networks (WANs). As the volume of sensitive data traversing the WAN has increased dramatically, SafeNet designed its Ethernet Encryptors to overcome the technological limitations of Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) encryption, and move sensitive data faster and more efficiently at network layer two. SafeNet has been the US government’s encryption and cryptography technology of choice for more than 25 years.
Using a 1xSmartBits traffic generator to replicate the voice, video and data traffic typically found on government networks, Fujitsu and SafeNet engineers tested the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP using 1GbE and 10GbE links. The Fujitsu platform repeatedly delivered the low-latency, low-jitter, private-line performance that government applications demand.
“The very sensitive nature of communications in the public sector makes encryption a must,” said Jeana Cunningham, vice president of federal sales at Fujitsu Network Communications. “The testing that was done by SafeNet over a period of days is further validation that the FLASHWAVE 9500 deployments are fully capable of operating in an encrypted data environment. As a longstanding partner to many US government departments and agencies, Fujitsu remains committed to delivering the technologies that enable dependable, secure communications among federal branches.”
“During the testing of SafeNet’s Ethernet Encryptor on the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP, we were able to demonstrate that voice, video and data communications sent over these types of government networks are secure,” said Jim Summers, senior vice president & general manager, government data protection, SafeNet. “Together, our companies can provide the best protection for secure communications to government agencies that has been physically tested and validated by FIPS 140-2 criteria.”
Fujitsu remains a key supplier of SONET, Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and COE solutions to the federal government through FTS2001, WITS2001, Networx, DATS and General Services Administration (GSA) CONNECTIONS. FLASHWAVE optical networking solutions are available through GSA contract number GS-35F-0414K.