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Secure Optical Transport

Secure in-flight data

Modern enterprises, government agencies, network operators, and service providers rely on business-critical data. With the increasing value of confidential data generated and transmitted across networks, confidential data has become ever more attractive to thieves and intruders. Consequently, the number of attacks and breaches continues to rise. In response, network operators must secure their networks to protect in-flight data and guard against network intrusions.

The Nokia Secure Optical Transport solution protects data from theft through a set of technologies that address security threats cost effectively and in a manageable way. Among other things, the solution implements physical layer encryption with centralized key management. This provides network operators with a first line of defense, ensuring that all transmitted data is encrypted and rendered useless if it falls into the wrong hands.

The solution leverages the proven Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch portfolio. The portfolio offers high-capacity (10G/100G) optical DWDM connectivity with wire speed and low latency encryption, as well as optical intrusion detection. This improves the confidentiality and integrity of data, as well as the availability of business-critical applications.

To ensure strong, quality keys are used in encryption generation, the solution employs the Nokia 1830 Security Management Server, which provides centralized key management for the entire cryptographic life cycle of each encrypted service.

Combined with optical intrusion detection tools, including the Nokia Wavelength Tracker and Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) capability, network operators are able to localize issues and detect intrusions through variations in power levels. This improves network security while retaining the flexibility to support a  wide range of applications and services, including:

  • Data center interconnect
  • LAN interconnect
  • High-performance computing
  • Wavelength services
  • Carrier Ethernet services

Nokia Secure Optical Transport - Nokia 1830 Portfolio

Learn more about the importance of Layer 1 encryption and centralized key management

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