Thales SONET Encryption awarded with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation

Thales announced today that its state-of-the-art Datacryptor SONET/SDH OC-3/12/48 encryptors have been validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation process. Thales continues to demonstrate its leadership and strength in the encryption marketplace, as it currently maintains over 30 FIPS product certifications for the Datacryptor product line. The certification allows Thales to continue to be a key supplier of encryption products to the U.S. Government.

As the gold standard for cryptographic security, FIPS-140-2 validation is required by the U.S. Federal Government to certify the design strength of information assurance products, and is increasingly becoming a benchmark for the private enterprise sector including the banking and finance markets. Supporting the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit encryption algorithm and with redundant power to meet high-availability applications, Thales’ high-speed optical encryption platforms are being deployed to enable high-speed and high-reliability of mission critical applications worldwide.

Thales’ Datacryptor portfolio of encryption products and solutions is highly recognized in the industry for securing the confidentiality of critical data in transit. Datacryptor SONET/SDH enables customers to meet government data security mandates and regulations, while delivering higher efficiency compared to Layer 3 IPSec based solutions.

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