Senetas designs, develops and manufactures certified high-assurance encryption hardware to protect all types of data in transit across all current Layer 2 network protocols and topologies; including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SCADA Control Systems, CCTV, Shortest Path Bridging, Avaya Fabric Connect and VMPLS networks.
Senetas encryptors are used to protect sensitive data, video and voice traffic in transit across high-speed networks up to 100Gbps bandwidth, without compromising network performance.
Trusted by governments, defence forces, market-leading enterprises and global Cloud and data centre service providers, Senetas encryptors are used in more than 40 countries.
Senetas customers include some of the world’s most secure organisations; transmitting a variety of sensitive data across a wide range of network topologies – from complex global Cloud and data centre interconnect traffic, or multipoint-to-multipoint campus traffic, to simple point-to-point and link networks.
As recommended by leading data security and encryption analysts; for a network encryption solution to be truly robust, and provide long-term data protection (well beyond the useful life of the data), it must be a “high-assurance” solution.
High-assurance means the encryptors must be single-purpose devices; providing embedded encryption key management and authentication using standards-based algorithms.
Senetas Ethernet network encryptors’ security credentials include all four essential high-assurance features:
- Secure, tamper-proof hardware; dedicated to network data encryption
- State-of-the-art, embedded, automatic zero-touch key management
- End-to-end, authenticated encryption
- Standards-based encryption algorithms
In addition to their high-assurance credentials, all Senetas CN Series encryptors are certified by independent testing authorities as “suitable for government and defence use”.
- Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2 Level 3) – United States
- Common Criteria (CC EAL2+ EAL4+) – International
- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO Restricted-Green) – All Member States
Although certifications are often required by governments and their agencies, many commercial enterprises have chosen to adopt the same security certification standards – in order to provide stakeholders with the assurance of a recognised security performance standard.
It is common for governments and their agencies to require external service providers to meet the same standards and use certified security products.
IT security professionals often insist that products used to protect business-critical, sensitive or valuable data should hold one or more of these certifications.
Why is Product Certification Important?
Certification (independent testing authority) provides both government and commercial customers with the peace of mind of expert independent third party validation that Senetas encryptors provide maximum data protection – a key component of Senetas certified high-assurance security. Certifications are based on rigorous exacting security and testing standards.
Compliance with these international certification standards is a strict requirement for many government and defence agencies when it comes to the protection of sensitive data. The need to comply with high-assurance standards often also extends to third parties wishing to provide services to government and defence agencies.
Security product certifications involve rigorous testing procedures, which often take years to be completed. It is not a one-time process; but typically an on-going assessment, where even the smallest change to the product requires a process of ‘re-certification’.
These certifications ensure that products are “suitable for government and defence use”. Classification within the certification process determines the level of data sensitivity for which the product is suitable – including “confidential” and “secret” information.
Since developing the first CN encryptor, Senetas has chosen to differentiate its products through certifications. Multiple certifications form a key part of the ‘certified high-assurance’ promise you get from Senetas CN series encryptors.
We call this commitment to certifications ‘Certifications In-Depth’. Having developed R&D expertise in the security standards and testing requirements, certifications are a cornerstone of Senetas hardware encryption design and development.
For more information on individual products and certifications, take a look at Introduction to Senetas High-assurance Encryptors.
Maximum security without compromising network performance
Whether you’re protecting Big Data applications, Cloud Computing or SaaS applications, data centre services, HD video streaming or SCADA critical infrastructure and industrial control systems; Senetas encryptors provide certified high-assurance security without compromising your networks’ performance.
- Real time availability of encrypted video, voice and data
- Near-zero latency
- Nominal data overheads
- 100% interoperability among all CN series encryptors
- 100% network device compatibility