PacketLight Networks Gets FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Compliance

PacketLight Networks, a provider of DWDM and optical transport network (OTN) solutions, has announced receiving Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 validation for its state-of-the-art fiber optic networking Layer-1 encryption solutions, awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the company said.

FIPS certification provides external body assurance of PacketLight´s encryption solution, and is adopted as a best practice in many regions around the world, including Europe, APAC, Singapore, Canada and Australia. PacketLight´s products are now eligible for deployment by financial institutions, healthcare facilities, enterprises, and United States federal agencies and government service providers, which require FIPS compliance to meet the appropriate security standards for protecting sensitive data across the fiber network.

PacketLight´s solution suite comes embedded with Layer-1 encryption solutions to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data, based on GCM-AES-256 encryption standards, supporting Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange up to every 1-minute. In addition, the solutions support multiple protocols including 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, 8G/16G/32G Fibre Channel, OTU2/OTU2e/OTU3/OTU4 and STM-64/OC-192

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