High-speed network virtualisation is increasingly used to deliver cost-effective scalability, flexibility and network management. Consequently, the need for trusted virtual network encryption in these network services has become paramount to ensure maximum data security.

In response, Senetas developed the CypherNET CV Series. These virtual network encryption solutions are designed for both 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 CypherNET CN Series hardware encryption appliances. The CV1000 delivers cost-effective policy-based multi-Layer data protection at up to 15Gbps. Establishing it as a pivotal component in any virtual network encryption strategy.

The CypherNET 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 thus bolstering the strength of your virtual network encryption.

CypherNET CV1000 Virtual Network Encryption

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 network independent encryption, 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.

CypherNET CV1000 at a glance

Performance: Up to 15Gbps (subject to host and DPDK acceleration configuration).

Security: VNF end-to-end encryption for all topologies.

Protocols: Virtualised encryption for CPE and virtual networks.

Network Independent Encryption: Policy-based, concurrent multi-Layer encryption (Layers 2, 3 and 4).

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

Certification: FIPS 140-2 (in progress).

Like any virtualised solution, 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. The CV1000 supports DPDK acceleration.

Recommended minimum requirements (with DPDK) for up to 15Gbps:

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

Network Independent Encrypion

Network Independent Encryption meets the demands of modern network architectures. It provides concurrent encryption of data at network Layer 2, 3 or 4.

The flexible encryption policy allows customer selection of the most appropriate network Layer to encrypt their data. Data is always encrypted at the most secure and efficient network Layer.

CypherNET CV Series virtual network encryption also provides network-agnostic end-to-end encryption for organisation-wide data protection.

The CV Series is an optimal security solution for virtualised CPE and WAN infrastructure, all the way to the virtual edge. As a VNF the CV1000 is a fully operational software equivalent of the trusted Senetas CN Series of hardware encryptors.

Customers also benefit from the 100% interoperability among the CV Series virtualised and CN Series hardware encryption solutions. The CV1000 provides a flexible and cost-effective encryption security solution for large-scale WAN.

CypherNET CV Series distribution and support

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

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