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ADVA Drives Cloud-Native Encryption Into ConnectGuard Platform

May 15, 2018 / Dan Meyer

ADVA added cloud-native, virtualized encryption for multi- and hybrid-cloud environments to its core security suite that can now protect data across Layers 1, 2, 3, and 4. The platform offers more flexibility and a lower cost compared with IPSec-focused appliance-based systems, according to the company. The cloud update is being made to ADVA’s ConnectGuard platform. The cloud security component uses Senetas’ transport-independent encryption engine. This supports dynamic software encryption at multiple layers and allows users to manage security needs at remote sites. The encryption technology is software based, and the system’s key generation can use a hardware device that is shared among multiple endpoints to support broader random number generation. ADVA CTO Prayson Pate explained that the software is hosted on standard servers or cloud infrastructure. He noted that the company plans to support multiple public cloud platforms with announcements coming “at a lat...