Why Encryption ...?

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption doesn't prevent hacking but it reduces the likelihood that the hacker will be able to read the data that is encrypted. In an encryption scheme, the message or information, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, turning it into an unreadable ciphertext.This is usually done with the use of an encryption key, which specifies how the message is to be encoded. Any adversary that can see the ciphertext should not be able to determine anything about the original message. An authorized party, however, is able to decode the ciphertext using a decryption algorithm, that usually requires a secret decryption key, that adversaries do not have access to. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually needs a key-generation algorithm to randomly produce keys. By encrypting data and information you ensure 'confidentiality' of the data transmission from one location to another; by adding 'integrity' and 'authenticity' you can maintain information triage by ensuring data is not tampered with whilst in transit whilst ensuring the data is coming from a legitimate source.

Data and Network Encryption with Certes Networks

At DTS, we believe that organizations should have the ability to protect their data over any network without compromising on application performance or network availability. We also believe it is critical that security solutions allow security teams to retain control of polices and keys, even when management of the network is outsourced. By following security best practices and making security easy to install and transparent to the network, we deliver security without compromise.

Certes Networks is the leader in developing scalable security solutions for high performance networks. We provide advanced multi-layer encryption and policy and key management solutions for securing wide area networks, and enable secure connectivity to private and public clouds. Certes Networks helps organizations improve security, decrease risk, and reduce the cost of compliance with data privacy regulations while enabling high performance and secure connectivity to critical infrastructures in the branch office, data center or in the cloud.

Certes Networks offers high performance encryption solutions for high performance networks in the following solution domains;

  • Multi-Layer Data Center Security
  • Government Solutions
  • MPLS Encryption
  • Multi-Carrier WAN Encryption
  • PCI Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • SCADA & Smart Grid Security
  • Secure LAN Extension
  • Secure Zone Architecture
  • Video & VoIP Encryption
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Multi-Layer Data Center Security

Data Center security has become one of the highest network priorities as data thieves and crime rings seek to penetrate perimeter defenses through increasingly complex attack vectors with alarming success and devastating effects. The security imperative puts CIO's in the difficult position of having to secure Data Center traffic while at the same time meeting the ever-increasing performance requirements of high-speed applications and synchronous replication. Certes Networks helps CIO's meet both the security and performance requirements of modern data centers with solutions that provide standards-based encryption and per-frame/packet authentication without impacting application performance, availability or network services. Armed with the industry’s only multi-layer 10 Gigabit Encryptors and Certes TrustNet Manager™, security administrators can achieve the highest level of data center security over any network with line-rate performance up to 10Gbps - without the use of IPSec tunnels!

Multi-Layer Data Center Security

Certes Networks recognizes that being cloud ready is a requirement for any data center technology. Our groundbreaking policy and key management solution, TrustNet Manager, is based on advanced group encryption technology that can extend polices and keys into both private and public clouds as if they were a secure extension of your data center LAN. Not only does this capability allows cloud users to control their own policies and keys, it allows organizations to maintain tight control of security regardless of where they are in their adoption of cloud services and technologies.

Network Encryption Overview

One of the most effective ways to eliminate data loss or theft is to encrypt the data as it travels across the network. However, not all network encryption solutions are created equal. While most network encryption solutions offer standard AES 256-bit encryption, there are other attributes that must be considered:

  • Manageability - The ease and simplicity with which the solution is installed, deployed and managed
  • Transparency - The degree to which the solution affects network operations and applications
  • Flexibility - The solution's compatibility with various combinations of topologies, protocols and applications
Comprehensive protection must excel in all three categories. Many solutions are strong in one area, but weak in others, compromising their overall effectiveness. Only Certes Networks provides you with the manageability, transparency and flexibility needed for complete data protection.

Network Encryption Made Easy

When you need to encrypt your data in motion, Certes Networks makes it easy. Whether you need to protect a single link, or your entire network, we eliminate the complexity of encrypting today's networks.

Our solutions combine Certes TrustNet Manager™, a powerful web-based management platform that simplifies security management while preserving network performance and functionality with our Variable Speed Encryptors (VSEs); standards-based, wire-speed encryption appliances. Together, they give you the highest level of data protection at the lowest total cost. TrustNet gives you the power to encrypt your network data wherever, however and whenever you want, without changes or disruptions to your network, your infrastructure, or your operations.

MPLS Encryption - Virtual Privacy vs. Actual Security

While many people believe MPLS and other "virtually private" WAN technologies are secure, the fact is that MPLS and most other WAN technologies offer no inherent data protection, data integrity or protection from mis-configurations. Certes Networks allows you to secure your data over MPLS or other "virtually private" networks without impacting application performance or network services. Our MPLS encryption solutions, powered by Certes TrustNet Manager™, allow organizations to protect their sensitive data without changing the underlying infrastructure, application flows or network services. Our Layer 4 encryption capability even allows you to maintain Netflow/Jflow, and Class of Service (CoS) based routing while encrypting and authenticating data on an on-going basis. TrustNet Manager is a web-based security management platform that simplifies security management while preserving network performance and functionality. This powerful suite of security management applications gives you the ability to secure your MPLS network, achieve regulatory compliance, and reduce the cost of deploying, managing and maintaining the encrypted network. TrustNet Manager makes it possible to secure the MPLS network without losing any of the performance or services that make MPLS the WAN technology of choice for many organizations. This is security without compromise.

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Multi-Carrier WAN Encryption

Certes Networks provides the only solutions that allow you to encrypt multi-carrier networks with a single, provider-neutral network encryption solution. Our solutions provide AES 256 payload encryption and persistent authentication over any combination of networks without impacting availability or service level agreements.

Powered by Certes TrustNet Manager™, our web-based security management platform, security teams can deploy a network security solution that is completely transparent to the underlying WAN infrastructure, regardless of how many of vendors or providers make up the network and regardless of what transport technology they use.

TrustNet simplifies security management while preserving network performance and functionality. The solution leverages our unique multi-layer group encryption capabilities to provide a tunnel-less standards-based encryption while preserving all network headers from Layer 2 to Layer 4. This allows you to maintain service level agreements and preserve network-based services. It also eliminates the need to touch the service provider's premise routers when provisioning security.

The result is a scalable and transparent encryption solution that you can easily manage without having to coordinate your security through your service provider. Our centralized management and tunnel-less approach reduces the time and resources required to manage the encrypted network, and allows you to secure even the largest networks in minutes.

The solution can also be offered as a managed security service from one of your service providers, without coordination between providers. No other WAN encryption solution offers you this flexibility.

Ethernet Encryption Made Easy

Ethernet networks offer many cost and performance advantages over other networking technologies, but as a shared infrastructure technology, Ethernet has no inherent security. Using Ethernet can save you money, but it exposes your company and customer data to the threat of unauthorized monitoring or theft. Many organizations have recognized the need to proactively protect their data transmissions over Ethernet links, while others find themselves bound by increasing regulatory requirements for data security. The Certes Networks Ethernet Encryption solution mitigates the risk of data loss or theft while maintaining all the benefits of an Ethernet infrastructure. Our Ethernet encryption solutions are powered by Certes TrustNet Manager™, a powerful web-based management platform that simplifies security management while preserving network performance and functionality. TrustNet can be deployed quickly and easily in any Ethernet environment, including point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint networks. With encryption speeds ranging from 3Mbps to 10Gbps, our Ethernet Encryption solutions ensure data integrity without affecting the user experience or network performance. TrustNet is highly scalable, quick to install and easy to manage. Unlike many other Layer 2 encryption solutions, TrustNet provides authentication for every Layer 2 frame. Authentication is a critical component of data security as encrypted streams that are not authenticated are vulnerable to modifications and disruptions. If your Layer 2 traffic is important enough to be encrypted, it should also be authenticated.

Ethernet Encryption: Multipoint-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Multipoint

Our Ethernet encryption solution provides easy management for large-scale Ethernet encryption deployments. Whether you need to protect a single link, or your entire network, we eliminate the complexity of encrypting today's Ethernet networks.

Our solutions combine TrustNet Manager with our standards-based, wire-speed encryption appliances. Together, they give you the highest level of data protection at the lowest total cost.

You also get a variety of security options, including the ability to:

  • Group endpoints together for ease of configuration and scalability
  • Encrypt based on VLAN IDs to create secure communities of interest
  • Secure multicast application traffic

Whether you need to protect data on a specific VLAN or all of your network traffic, with TrustNet you can do it easily while maintaining your network and application performance.

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Ethernet Encryption: Point-to-Point

If you need to secure links between a few LANs, buildings, or remote locations, the Variable Speed Encryptors are a simple and affordable solution. These hardware-accelerated encryption appliances provide high speed, low latency data protection from 3Mbps to 10Gbps.

The VSEs are:

  • Quick to install and easy to manage - Installs quickly and is ready to use in minutes
  • Transparent to your network - No architecture changes or router upgrades needed
  • Wire-speed - Provides full duplex wire-speed encryption
  • Low Latency - Will not disrupt any latency sensitive applications

Certes Networks’ Ethernet encryption solutions allow you to protect your data while maintaining your existing network and application performance.

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