Custom Encryption Overview
Cryptographic algorithms based on U.S. standards are not always ideal for governments or other private institutions that need to implement local, unique, or internally developed encryption algorithms. In some cases the need for custom encryption algorithms is based on local laws that prohibit outside encryption solutions. In other cases, organizations want to use a classified or non-standard algorithm to provide additional security.
For these organizations, Certes Networks provides the ability to encrypt network traffic using custom or proprietary encryption and authentication algorithms on our proven multi-layer, high speed encryption appliances. Certes Networks offers the only solution for securing any network by encrypting and authenticating traffic at multiple layers in the network stack:
- Ethernet frame encryption over Layer 2 networks
- IP packet encryption over Layer 3 networks
- Data payloads over MPLS networks
Using TrustNet Manager™ to manage and distribute your unique policies and keys, our custom encryption offering allows you to take advantage of the performance and scalability of the industry’s only multi-layer group encryption solution.
Options exist for Certes Networks to implement your custom algorithms, or for us to deliver a solution that is ready for you to load your encryption and authentication algorithms in your secure facility. This gives you the ability to keep the algorithm secret and to meet local certification standards.
Our custom encryption solutions can encrypt network traffic at speeds up to 10 Gbps. We offer the flexibility of a software-based solution that can be implemented and deployed quickly using our existing hardware platform or a customized hardware solution that can offer exceptional performance.