Gemalto launches the Senetas CN8000 multi-link encryptor.


Global dataSenetas Logo security giant Gemalto N.V., has launched the new Senetas and ID Quantique co-developed CN8000 multi-link high-speed encryptor to its global markets. An innovative quantum-powered 10 x 10Gbps multi-link encryption solution, the CN8000 also enables multiple tenancy use and is designed specifically for large-scale networked organisations and service providers.

Developed by Senetas and its quantum technology partner, ID Quantique, the CN8000 is aimed at the increasing security needs of Cloud and data centre service providers and large-scale high-speed data networked organisations. The CN8000 addresses the very demanding security needs of large financial sector and similar organisations requiring state-of-the-art security technology capabilities.

The CN8000 will join Gemalto’s SafeNet encryption security product portfolio. It provides a solution to the growing demand for large-scale Layer 2 network links’ encryption, multiple data centre interconnect and Cloud services customers’ need for secure ‘multiple tenancy’ capabilities. A multi-link encryptor, the CN8000 is highly efficient and cost effective. And being ‘quantum powered’, the CN8000 provides significant quantum random number generation benefits.

“Developed on the successful Senetas CN dedicated high-speed hardware encryption platform, the multi-link CN8000 provides the equivalent of 10 x 10Gbps high-speed encryptors in one cost effective unit; also saving valuable space and energy. With a total and flexible encrypted bandwidth of up to 100Gbps, the CN8000 helps large enterprises, Cloud and other service providers protect sensitive data transmitted across their increasingly large-scale data networks. These organisations recognise serious security risks to their data networks and customers’ data”, said Senetas CEO, Andrew Wilson.

As part of Gemalto’s SafeNet encryption product portfolio, the CN8000 enables organizations to encrypt their rapidly growing data network links and traffic volumes while providing unparalleled performance and security for organisations that operate large-scale, high-capacity networks.

Like all Senetas CN series high-speed encryptors, the CN8000 provides exceptional data security; network performance and operation simplicity. Mr. Wilson commented, “the CN 8000 enables the same near-zero latency and zero network overheads; set-and-forget simplicity; as well as ‘defence-grade’ encryption and best practice key management”.

As more large enterprises and service providers deploy additional network links and at increased speeds across their data networks to support growing bandwidth demands, the CN8000 enables cost-effective implementation of high-speed encryption across more network links – protect their sensitive data from interception without compromising their networks’ speed and performance.

“With a capacity of 10 x 10Gbps encryptors, the CN8000 delivers exceptional encrypted throughput in a compact and energy efficient form, which our customers tell us they need”, Wilson added.

Designed to support the highest security criteria, the CN8000’s 10 x 10 Gbps multi-link design includes an important multiple tenancy feature, which provides flexibility benefits to organizations that require separating specific sensitive data and network links – using large-scale networks; having multiple business divisions; and data centre interconnect and Cloud services.

The CN8000 utilizes embedded quantum random number generation to guarantee high-quality randomness for protection against targeted crypto-attacks.

“With cyber-attacks being a question not of “if” but “when”, companies need to think about best practice data protection – without breaking the bank,” said Todd Moore, vice president of product management Encryption Products at Gemalto. “Our high-speed encryption offering enables customers to protect their data in motion by attaching security directly to the data itself. We can protect sensitive data from surveillance and overt and covert interception at an affordable cost, ensuring it is effectively useless should it fall into unauthorized hands at the same time helping customers reducing their encryption footprint.”

“The new high-density CN8000 high-speed encryption solution uses quantum mechanics to help ensure secure communications, providing encryption keys based on the inherent and provable randomness of quantum processes to ensure extra protection for the data in motion”, said Gregoire Ribordy, CEO of ID Quantique

“The CN8000 enhances the broad range of solutions we and our partners are able to offer customers to protect their most sensitive assets and stakeholders no matter where they reside and no matter where their data is transmitted.

“With data networks constantly evolving and rapidly growing, customers increasingly require both best practice data security and maximum network performance. Our ability to encrypt at wire speeds without adding network overheads and deliver customers their near-zero latency network performance requirements differentiate the CN encryptors. Now the CN8000 provides important multi-link and multi-tenancy capabilities to meet the most demanding private and public Cloud architecture requirements”, commented Wilson.

Through the CN series of high-speed encryptors – from the low cost entry level CN4010 to the CN8000 – Senetas products help organizations achieve compliance with stringent data privacy regulations and ensure that sensitive corporate assets, customer information, and digital transactions are safe from cyber-crime in order to protect customer and other stakeholders’ trust in increasingly risky digital environments.

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Senetas is a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-certified high-speed network data encryption hardware. Our encryptors are used by governments, market-leading businesses and Cloud and data centre service providers in more than 30 countries – protecting sensitive network transmitted data without compromising network performance.


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