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ADVA Optical Networking’s Bill Balmer Outlines Key Strategy for Securing the Cloud

Presentation to Reveal How Layered Encryption Strategy Protects Data in Motion

  • Speaker: Bill Balmer, manager, global business development, Ethernet and NFV markets, ADVA Optical Networking
  • Topic: Secure Cloud Connectivity
  • When: Monday, November 7, 10:50 a.m.
  • Where: Merit Security Summit 2016, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Moving to the cloud has many benefits such as the agility to provision new and better services in an instant. But the tradeoff is the increased exposure of sensitive data to outside sources. Creating a secure network for data in flight presents many challenges. Multi-layered protection is necessary to address the many threats posed by data crossing untrusted networks. Yet, using traditional encryption techniques generally takes up 40% of the available bandwidth, while adding significant delays in the data flow. 

Securing data as it moves between facilities is one of the most critical issues facing companies today. In this presentation, Bill Balmer will discuss strategies, including layered encryption, to reduce risk and ensure applications and information are safe as they move into the cloud.