Senetas® Still Finds Demand For Low Speed Encryption

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Australia's Senetas Corporation, a world leader in high speed network encryption, has just released its next generation 10 Gbps CN6-series encryption platform, but says it still finds strong demand from some regions for Link encryptors running over twisted pair or coaxial links at rates up to 2 Mbps.

Senetas Corporation's CN1000 Link Encryptor for E1, T1, X21

Senetas Corporation Limited, Australia’s world-leading data protection company said today that despite global focus on 10 Gbps and faster encryption, it was still seeing strong demand for data protection of low speed links, up to 2 Mbps.

Senetas CEO, John DuBois said the company sold record numbers of Link encryptors over the past year to Middle East government agencies where they protected leased data lines with globally certified AES256-bit encryption algorithms. He said the company had previously sold other low-speed encryption technology into North and South Asia, North America and also a number of instances within Australia.
“While we have recently released our new smaller, greener, scalable 10 Gbps encryption platform – the CN6-series – with significant enhancements in network throughput and functionality, there is still strong demand from some regions for Link encryptors running over twisted pair or coaxial links at rates up to 2 Mbps,” he said.

This Link technology, some of it over 25 years old, originally formed the backbone of the telephone system before being used more widely for data transmission.

Mr DuBois said, “Link encryptor technology was among the first products Senetas manufactured 10 years ago, and we sold more of it last year than in any single year previously.”

He said the company’s engineering team in Melbourne had extensive expertise in Link encryptor technology (E1, T1 and X21 networks) and “it is clear there are still significant international opportunities to protect legacy leased line systems transmitting information at low speed.”
“While we are excited about our next generation encryption platform which is protecting the latest networks from high speed Ethernet to Fibre Channel, through our partner network we now have pipeline opportunities covering FY 2012 for these lower-speed Link encryption solutions in Middle East, the Americas, parts of Europe and Asia.

“We will continue to support this technology for the forseeable future as we find the lower speed solutions are often part of homogeneous network topologies that also include high speed networks that require data protection through encryption,” Mr DuBois said.

Mr DuBois said the Senetas experience was reiterated by technology research analysts, Infonetics Research who this week reported signs of a slowdown in purchases of advanced equipment alongside an increase in spending on legacy networking technology, particularly in the EMEA region (namely Europe).
He said Senetas was also well positioned as the global leader in securing optical networks, such as SDH SONET, which range from low speed (OC3 – up to 155 Mbps) to high speed (OC192 – up to 10 Gbps).

About Senetas Corporation
Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX Code: SEN) is an Australian ASX-listed public company and is the world’s leading developer and supplier of high speed network encryption hardware products. Its products are accredited to international government security standards (FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and Common Criteria EAL4+). Accreditation of a product to these levels ensures trust in the design, operation and reliability of the tested solution as measured against international criteria and tested by licensed laboratories. Senetas products are now sold by channel partners in more than 40 countries to customers including government, military, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, as well as leading financial institutions in Australia, USA, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.

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