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ADVA selected as finalist for Network Transformation Awards

Judges recognize pioneering cloud encryption solution and Prayson Pate’s contribution to driving NFV success

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that it has been shortlisted for the 2018 Network Transformation Awards in two key categories. ADVA ConnectGuard™ Cloud, the first technology in the industry to deliver virtualized encryption in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, was named among the Best New Security Solution finalists. Layer123 judges also selected Prayson Pate for the Individual Achievement award shortlist, for his contribution to advancing network functions virtualization (NFV) innovation. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 10 at the SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, Netherlands.
“It’s great news that our ConnectGuard™ Cloud technology made the shortlist as it’s the only solution on the market that delivers virtualized encryption in the cloud. It provides ultra-low latency protection at Layers 2, 3 and 4 and offers unrivaled benefits in terms of scale and ease of use,” said Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble division, ADVA. “And, of course, it’s a real honor for me. To be chosen as a Network Transformation Awards finalist highlights the value of the strategies I advocate for open, automated, cloud-native service delivery. It also underlines the impact that our Ensemble technology has had on the industry and how valuable it’s proving to be in the networks where it’s already been deployed.”
ConnectGuard™ Cloud gives customers the power to roll out secure cloud connectivity to thousands of endpoints within minutes.
Stephan Rettenberger, SVP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA
Currently in multiple trials with enterprises and service providers, ConnectGuard™ Cloud is a unique cloud-native security solution. It supports dynamic software encryption at multiple layers, providing far more efficiency, flexibility and lower latency than existing products. Up to now, best practice involved using IPSec in cloud infrastructure, but this comes with a heavy bandwidth penalty. Application-level security, which puts the onus on developers to adhere to security standards, is also far from ideal. ConnectGuard™ Cloud addresses the encryption challenge. It offers zero touch provisioning and can be deployed on any COTS server. ConnectGuard™ Cloud harnesses the power of NFV to extend networking, simplify operations and maximize choice.
“ConnectGuard™ Cloud is a new and vital component of our ConnectGuard™ security suite. It gives customers the power to roll out secure cloud connectivity to thousands of endpoints within minutes. As the industry's first and only virtualized encryption technology, it’s creating a huge amount of interest among service providers and we’re pleased to see that reflected in the Network Transformation Awards shortlist,” commented Stephan Rettenberger, SVP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA. “We’re also thrilled to see Prayson being recognized for his seminal achievements. His contribution to making NFV real and profitable is second to none. His passion and expertise have driven the success of our Ensemble portfolio and enabled leading global service providers to realize the benefits of open, software-based, cloud-native solutions.”