High-speed network virtualisation is increasingly used to deliver cost-effective scalability, flexibility and network management. Consequently, network services require trusted, virtualised encryption for maximum data security.

In response, Senetas developed CV Series virtualised  encryption for virtual customer premises equipment (CPE) and wide area networks; providing the same agility as the networks it protects.

Scalable to thousands of end-points, the CV1000 is a software application of the trusted high-assurance Senetas/SafeNet CN Series hardware encryption appliances. The CV1000 delivers cost effective policy-based multi-Layer data protection at up to 5Gbps.

The Senetas/SafeNet CV1000 has designed-in flexibility also enabling deployment by telecommunications and service providers to provide the strongest encryption security to the “virtual edge” of your WAN and SD-WAN networking solution.

An Introduction to Senetas Virtualised Network Encryption

In this guide, we provide a detailed description of the features and benefits of Senetas CV Series Virtualised Encryption.


CV1000 Virtualised Encryption

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The CV1000 is the first crypto-agile Virtualised Network Function (VNF) designed for large-scale, virtualised WAN/MAN encryption.

Today’s multi-Layer network environments are supported through transport independent mode, delivering concurrent, multi-Layer encryption security (Layers 2, 3 and 4).

Whatever the network Layer architecture – Layers 2, 3 and 4 – the CV1000 will provide strong encryption, and the centralised management tool enables policy settings to meet varying multi-Layer customer security requirements.


CV1000 at a glance

Performance: >1Gbps. Up to 5Gbps subject to host and DPDK (acceleration) configuration.

Protocols: VNF, virtualised encryption for virtual networks.

Transport Layer Independence: Topology-based concurrent multi-Layer encryption (Layers 2, 3 and 4), end-to-end encryption security.

Topologies: Point-to-point, Multi-Point, Hub and spoke, Fully meshed.

Certification: FIPS 140-2 (in progress)

Like any VM, the performance of the CV1000 is dependent upon host and hypervisor configuration. Performance is also customer target specific and dependent upon operating environment and platform.

Recommended minimum requirements (with DPDK):

  • Multi-Core Processor (3 cores)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB Virtual Disk Storage (subject to image storage requirements)



Multi-Layer encryption – 360-degree network security

Senetas has designed-in concurrent multi-Layer encryption to ensure the CV1000 meets the demands of multi-Layer (Layer 2, 3 and 4) network architectures.

Senetas provides organisation-wide data protection, with 360-degree network security via network-agnostic, end-to-end data encryption.

Senetas CV Series virtualised encryption is the optimal security solution for customers seeking to protect virtual CPE and WAN infrastructure, all the way to the virtual edge. It is designed for use in NFV environments as a fully operational, virtualised equivalent of the Senetas CN Series of hardware encryptors.

CN Series hardware encryption customers benefit from 100% interoperability with CV Series virtualised encryption to provide a cost-effective encryption security solution for their large-scale extended high-speed networks.

Senetas CV Series encryptors are distributed and supported internationally (outside Australia and New Zealand) by Thales.

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Senetas CV Series Virtualised Encryption