Building a fiber fortress

As optical networks gradually gain acceptance for their ability to provide high bandwidth, the required networking equipment will have to incorporate proper security technology.

At this month's Homeland Security Summit and Exposition in Washington, Lynx Photonic Networks Inc., Calabasas Hills, Calif., debuted a pair of photonic switches that the company said will help protect fiber-optic networks.

The LightLeader 3274 incorporates intrusion detection technology that can identify a security breach, notify the network administrator and either shut down the path or re-route network traffic.

The LightLeader 3271 lets agencies tap into fiber-optic lines to monitor network traffic regardless of data rate, format or protocol.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.