Thales Expands its Multipoint Offering and adds MPLS–awareness Capability to its Layer 2 Ethernet Encryptor Family

New Datacryptor® Multipoint Ethernet Layer 2 products protect high-speed critical data connections

Weston, FL and Thame UK – November 9, 2010 – Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that its entire line of Datacryptor Ethernet Layer 2 network encryptors now have the capability to operate in multipoint meshed environments and support encrypted connections over end-to-end Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. The hardware-based, stand-alone security platforms deliver full duplex point-to- point and fully-meshed multipoint encryption of sensitive data over Ethernet collision domains. The 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps models secure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive and high-value data, voice, and video by protecting broadcast and multicast connections, addressing the market's need for high-speed security over wide area networks.

“The explosive growth in the volume of data used to carry out day-to-day business and the growing distributed operational environment are making organizations today more vulnerable than ever to data breaches that can have profound effects on their operation bottom-line and reputation. As a result, protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data where it is most vulnerable – in transit – has become paramount. Government and enterprise customers looking for a secure and cost-effective way of handling their data transport needs are turning to Ethernet Layer 2 encryption. Yielding minimum overhead and latency, the technology saves customers bandwidth cost and does not affect operational performance” says Franck Greverie, Thales Vice President in charge of information technology security activities. “Thales is dedicated to finding solutions to customer problems, and the introduction of a complete line of Layer 2 Ethernet encryptors addressing multipoint and MPLS applications offer unprecedented advantages allowing customers to better utilize their data transport infrastructure in a cost-effective and secure manner.”

Datacryptor recently received the Editor’s Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems for the security, compatibility and performance it provides commercial and government applications.

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