ADVA Optical Networking’s Data Security Technology Achieves German BSI Approval
ADVA FSP 3000 With Embedded ConnectGuard™ Encryption Technology Receives VS-NfD and NATO Restricted Security Clearance
Our encryption solution will help to safeguard the availability, integrity and the trustworthiness of Germany's most vital networks and be the foundation of its digital sovereignty for years to come.
The ADVA ConnectGuard™ network encryption solution is the most comprehensive system available for the protection of data in-flight and the ultimate response to the evolving threat of cyberattacks. It is the first BSI-approved solution with this level of clearance to protect data at Layer 1, secure 100Gbit/s streams and encrypt Fibre Channel links. With its Advanced Encryption Standards (AES) algorithm, dynamic key exchange and strictly separated encryption domain manager, ADVA ConnectGuard™ is compliant with the most stringent regulatory requirements. Already successfully deployed in public sector networks on every continent, it will now be available to safeguard Germany’s most critical national infrastructure, including energy and water supplies, healthcare systems and transportation.
“Our ConnectGuard™ solution has been deployed in over 250 networks worldwide, including many public sector transport systems. So it was no surprise that government agencies requested approval to use it to protect their classified information,” commented Ulrich Schlegel, product line manager, ADVA Optical Networking. “Our ConnectGuard™ technology is already certified with major compute and storage vendors including IBM, Brocade and Dell/EMC. Now, Germany’s governmental institutions can harness the most simple, affordable and comprehensive data protection available. The BSI’s approval of ConnectGuard™ for VS-NfD data is a robust response to aggressive and increasing cyber threats. It will help to shore up the security of Germany’s federal administration and infrastructure. Our optical layer encryption solution will play an important part in safeguarding the availability, integrity and the trustworthiness of the country’s most vital networks and be the foundation of German’s digital sovereignty for years to come.”