As the evolution of data centre technologies and high-speed networking have increasingly gained cyber-criminal attention, the risks of serious business interruption, data theft and breaches have increased exponentially.
The importance of encrypting data centre services
While data centre security strategies must include intrusion detection, access control and secure storage, only high-assurance network data encryption ensures that a successful data breach will do no harm.
The substantial benefits and efficiencies provided by data centre technologies have proved attractive to governments and commercial organisations the world over.
However, the capabilities of remote data storage, multiple-redundancy capabilities, back-up and disaster recovery services need to be measured against the risk to sensitive data while being transmitted to and from data centres.
The risks to this potentially information-rich, high volume source of data have become very serious. Successful network breaches can result in expensive data theft, business disruption and breach of privacy. The answer is to protect the data itself, using encryption.
Only by encrypting the data is it effectively protected against a successful breach – rendered meaningless in the hands of unauthorised parties.
Preventative measures are a game of catch-up, whereas encrypting the data that is transmitted provides the best line of defence against a successful breach.
Many organisations have resisted encrypting transmitted high-speed data for fear of the heavy cost of network performance. However, Senetas’s proven “encryption without compromise” maintains maximum network performance.
Data Centre Services Landscape
In reality, no high-speed data network is inherently safe. Implementing even the best data centre services might just be exposing your stakeholders to the consequences of cyber-attacks.
Data security experts comment that data storage and archives are among cyber-criminals’ richest targets. The risks to information-rich data centres are considered so serious that US health authorities mandate that organisations must encrypt protected health information while in transit – encrypting not only data collected or processed, but also data stored or archived as backups.*
When data centre traffic is protected by certified Senetas high-speed encryption, our customers are assured that they are not exposing their stakeholders to cyber-threats while their data is in motion.
*HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
Protecting The World’s Data Centres And Data Networks
The use of remote data centres is rapidly growing, especially as organisations seek to implement solutions such as multiple-redundancy data backup, disaster recovery and other Cloud-based business applications.
As the role of information and its availability becomes increasingly critical to organisations’ performance, so too does the use of remotely located data centres and the high-speed data networks that link them.
Senetas’ high-assurance data encryption provides multi-certified data network protection without compromise. Encryption protected data does not need to come at the significant cost of up to 50% loss of bandwidth and network performance.**
Used in the protection of data centre traffic around the world, Senetas encryptors provide defence-grade encryption protection for data centre applications from a single location to more complex multiple-redundancy, multiple locations, sophisticated government services and commercial applications.
**Senetas Layer 2 encryption performance versus conventional encrypted Layer 3 network performance.