Specialising in high-performance encryption solutions, InfoGuard has extended its Metro Ethernet encryption line with a product version that is ten times faster. InfoGuard EG10M supports bandwidths of 2 and 10 gigabit per second connecting computer centres and backup infrastructures in various locations. Within Ethernet service networks, the hardware, designed for long-term deployment, enables error-free, flexible and instantaneous communication security, with low maintenance and configuration requirements.
The new flagship InfoGuard EG10M, together with current lower speed product versions InfoGuard EG1M und EGM, can be seamlessly deployed in point-to-point, point-to multipoint and multipoint to multipoint network topologies. Data packets exchanged between networks are transferred overhead-free on the data link layer (Layer 2) of the OSI model. InfoGuard’s Layer 2 encryption approach enables data transfers, with virtually no additional network latency. When compared to Layer-3 solutions, InfoGuard’s appliances are considerably easier to configure, providing completely transparent and seamless network integration.
Requirements on the Multipoint Networks
When using encryption devices in multipoint networks it is imperative that there are no restraints in the selection of the Ethernet service or the network architecture. The InfoGuard multipoint devices consistently comply with the specifications laid down by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standard, and they support Class of Service, VLAN IDs and Q-in-Q tagging. They encrypt a wide range of traffic types such as Unicast, Multicast and Broadcast.
InfoGuard EG10M encrypts digital data via the public Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with a key length of 256 bit. The session key automatically change each time a connection is established without interrupting the links and without loss of speed. The adopted high-security architecture was developed strictly in compliance with the requirements for cryptographic modules pursuant to FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (Federal Information Processing Standard).