Switzerland's Helvetia picks Ciena for high-speed, secure DCI

Leading Swiss insurance firm Helvetia has selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) for a data center interconnect (DCI) network between its major data hubs in Switzerland, the company said.

Helvetia will leverage a suite of Ciena solutions as part of this network build, including Waveserver and the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, for high-capacity Ethernet and Fibre Channel interconnect. This deployment will also enhance the security of Helvetia´s network using Ciena´s integrated WaveLogic Encryption, ensuring data is always protected as it travels between Helvetia´s Swiss data centers.

The Helvetia Group with headquarters in Switzerland has grown over the past almost 160 years to become a successful international insurance group. Alongside its home market of Switzerland, its core geographic markets also include Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain, which from the “Europe” segment. Helvetia is active in the life and non-life business in these markets.

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