- Panelists: Michael Ritter, VP, technical marketing and analyst relations, ADVA Optical Networking, Todd McWhirter, director, architecture & engineering, Wavelength product group, Zayo, Sterling Perrin (moderator), senior analyst, Heavy Reading
- Topic: Optical Networking: Delivering Encryption at the Optical Layer
- When: Wednesday, May 25, 11:30 a.m.
- Where: Big Communications Event, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Optical layer encryption has existed quietly for years but is now coming front and center as a key pillar in enterprise's security plans. Migration to cloud services and an altered understanding of fiber vulnerability are key reasons. The benefits include protecting all data on all network layers, without adding latency, and maintaining transparency. Other options can add significant latency, introduce major cost or simply don’t operate at the high data rates required.
Michael Ritter and the expert panel will provide an overview of the current optical encryption landscape, explaining which markets and sectors are leading the way and assessing the future outlook and applications. They will discuss how managed services with encryption at the lowest network layer are becoming more important to enterprises as they look to protect their reputation, retain customer trust and ensure strict new data security obligations are met.