Extreme Networks and CipherOptics Bring Data Protection Into the Network
Working with CipherOptics, Extreme Networks is extending its family of Sentriant Virtual Security Resource (VSR) appliances with the Sentriant CE150. The Sentriant CE150 is targeted for complex business environments with fast, precise encryption capabilities that are available as an on-demand, network-wide service. Unlike other data encryption products, the Sentriant CE150's unique policy capabilities can target only sensitive data for protection and avoid wasting scarce cryptographic resources on trivial traffic. As a result, customers experience much higher effective encryption capacity and far more control than ever before.
"With the increasing number of compliance and privacy regulations enterprise IT teams are faced with, data protection solutions are becoming a must have," explained Jon Oltsik, Sr. Analyst from the Enterprise Strategy Group. "The combination of Extreme Networks' intelligent Ethernet switching solutions with CipherOptics' Security Gateways brings Extreme Networks customers a superior data protection solution."
Customers can immediately benefit from the following data protection solutions:
* Protecting Data for Multi-Campus Enterprises - Protect data for large
enterprise networks for point to point connections or mesh networks to
help keep sensitive internal enterprise networks safe from data theft or
* Cryptographic Segregation - With the Sentriant CE150, organizations
supporting diverse user roles, such as guests, internal users, and
contractors, can utilize the same physical network for everyone without
privacy compromises. For organizations facing network security demands
driven by regulatory compliance requirements, such as HIPAA or
Sarbanes-Oxley, the Sentriant CE150 contributes to a robust overall
* Securing Critical Applications and IT Resources - Many applications,
such as eCommerce, CRM, and healthcare management, contain information
that must be kept private. The Sentriant CE150 helps protects key
applications and network resources throughout the enterprise.
This security solution has passed FIPS-140-2 Level 2 validation and offers customers the first certified data protection solution from Extreme Networks.
"CipherOptics offers a breakthrough data protection solution that can scale to greater capacity and can provide increased effectiveness when integrated with our secure switching fabric," said Herb Schneider, senior vice president of research and development for Extreme Networks. "Our ExtremeXOS operating system provides an open foundation with communication extensions that can work fluidly with best-in-class security solutions. This can make the resulting network more responsive and secure."
"We are excited about this new alliance and look forward to working with Extreme Networks as they provide managed security solutions within the network infrastructure," said Ron Willis, CEO of CipherOptics. "Together Extreme Networks and CipherOptics will be delivering policy based data encryption solutions to secure data as it moves throughout the network, providing 'set it once' control for persistent policy enforcement. We believe that results of this relationship will provide enterprises the right level of security for Data in Motion based on business policy and rules."