Ericsson has recently reported that together with Telstra and Ciena they have successfully trialed 100 Gbps continuous data encryption while maintaining speed and reliability over 21,940 km across multiple cable systems.
The trial was about demonstrating the ability to encrypt data securely while in transit between Los Angeles and Melbourne, using Ciena’s ultra-low latency 100 Gigabit wire-speed encryption solution.
With the digitalization of business processes and data consumption rapidly rising, the need to keep data secure without compromising integrity or significantly increasing latency is essential at both the application and network layers.
Organizations with higher security obligations, such as those in the Finance, Healthcare, Defense, and Government sectors, as well as Data Center Operators, will be particularly interested in this new encryption technology.
Testing this functionality is an essential step in the path towards commercialization so Telstra can be sure of service quality prior to deployment.
While encryption solutions exist today to protect data when it is ‘at rest’ (at the start and end points), this trial demonstrates the advanced security that can be delivered while data is ‘in transit’, that is, being transmitted beyond the walls of a data center across extensive networks, without any impact to performance.