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We all rely on interconnected systems. Systems, responsible for carrying critically important data, from personal information to sensitive strategic details to financial transactions and confidential information. All vital for business and global continuity and success.
Within the seven layers of data transport, Layer 2 is the most CAPEX and OPEX optimized solution.
Data encryption in all layers above Layer 2 significantly expand the size of the data packets, which is impacting the operational throughput by up to 40 per cent and adding transfer delay by up to 60 per cent.
Layer 2 or Data Link Layer encryption only adds minimal data frame expansion, resulting in a significant performance advantage and allowing businesses to reduce operating costs and increase operational capacity.
Data encryption network security at this level encloses all protocols crossing the link.
Layer 2 network security does not bother about the essence of the traffic, it is only interested in whether a link with a particular destination needs to be encrypted or not. And so, its decision database has far fewer rules. With the result, that such a solution is simpler and less expensive to manage.
Encryption on our CypherCube is independent of network configurations. Changes to the network do not require any involvement of the manager responsible for the encryption devices.
For these reasons, Layer 2 data encryption is much more flexible and also provides platform independence, because client systems do not require special software or hardware to manage routing decisions.
A Layer 2 data security solution will also save time and money, as it requires little or no configuration and maintenance once deployed due to its simplicity. It creates the least latency and overhead drain on a network over any other encryption alternative.
Our CypherCube encryption technology allows implementations of data security solutions quickly, with minimal network disruption while preserving current investments.
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