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Gemalto’s Virtualized Network Encryption Platform for Evolving Data Security Needs

Gemalto New virtual appliance simplifies management and deployment while lowering cost of ownership to encrypt traffic across all network layers

Gemalto launches a new virtualized network encryption platform, SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000.

(NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are the forewords today in the industry. However, these technologies infuse security challenges on data-security in the virtualized architecture.

Leveraging the proven security and performance of the hardware-based SafeNet High Speed Encryptor family, the SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000 touts to be a hardened virtual security appliance designed to secure data in motion across both software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) and traditional networks.

Developed by Gemalto’s high speed encryption partner, Senetas, the SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000 can encrypt data in motion at data-rates up to 5 Gbps.

“More and more organizations are embracing the advantages of virtualized networks to deliver cost-effective scalability, flexibility and network management to the network edge. Consequently, network services require trusted virtualized encryption for optimum data security,” said Todd Moore, senior vice president of Encryption Products at Gemalto. “Gemalto’s launch of a virtualized network encryption platform redefines network data security by providing the crypto-agility required to ensure sensitive data and transmissions remain secure, regardless of network design.”

Transforming the network encryption market, SafeNet High Speed Encryptors are the first to offer Transport Independent Mode, which enables organizations to encrypt data across mixed high speed WAN links (Layers 2, 3 and 4). Organizations can now be assured that they are getting the best performance and secure encryption, regardless of the network layer. This feature is currently available for the SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000, and will be available for the hardware-based SafeNet High Speed Encryptors later this year.

“As organizations increasingly embrace cloud-based applications and their use of multiple network types from Ethernet to MPLS, Senetas and Gemalto are ahead of the curve in providing seamless concurrent multi-layer network traffic encryption to ensure the best in network security and performance available today,”  said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Senetas.

Key Features and Benefits of the SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000 include:

  • Virtualized Network Functionality reduces dependence on dedicated network encryption hardware appliances for both enterprises and network operators.
  • Reduced Cost of Ownership makes the SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000 up to 10 times more affordable than hardware-based appliances.
  • Rapid Deployment and Scalability enables organizations to spin up a virtual machine to protect data across the network rather than having to physically deploy hardware at each end point.
  • Crypto-Agile Encryption Across All Network Layers with Transport Independent Mode, providing the ability to encrypt traffic across Layers 2, 3 and 4 with optimized performance and robust encryption, including support for custom algorithms.
  • Combined Encryption Key Management option, integrates with SafeNet KeySecure for enhanced key lifecycle management.
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