Data Network Infrastructure Protection

High performance protection of data networks from the world leaders in fibre optic technology

Today’s organizations face a challenging and constantly changing cyber security landscape, requiring a comprehensive 360-degree approach to data security.

Current Network Management Systems (NMS) typically focus on higher-level network protocols and transactions leaving customers blind to threats within the network physical layer. Such systems often attempt to detect malicious activity based upon interface and data flow health, by which time the damage is already done.

Working stand-alone or in conjunction with existing NMS platforms FFT’s Data Network Infrastructure Protection solutions offer customers a complete snapshot of their physical network security and operational health, before the network is accessed.

How does it work?

FFT’s fibre optic technology is designed to detect and locate disturbances, intrusion attempts, tampering, and data tapping activities to within 5 metres along data networks. This can be applied anywhere from local data centre LANs to long distance WAN transport reaching thousands of kilometres in length.

By utilising the unused ‘dark fibres’ within the network cable, the solutions ensure absolute integrity of the data traffic as FFT does not intercept, process or monitor the data packets themselves. This allows customers with all levels of data sensitivity to monitor their networks without concern.

FFT offers solutions that pinpoint physical network disturbances and provide actionable alarms that enable network administrators to isolate the problem, reroute network traffic and respond to the threat, providing the visibility of the physical layer currently missed by their current network management and security platforms.

The FFT Difference

Utilising laser-based fibre optic sensing technologies along a sensitive carrier cable, unauthorized or unplanned tampering, intrusion and disturbance events can be detected, located and managed along the entire sensitive area quickly and easily.

This advanced detection capability is not just limited to the cable itself. By configuring the system’s sensitivity appropriately, detection can extend anywhere in parallel to the sensitive cable to include cable trays, conduit, pathways and cable distribution systems. The system can monitor copper, fibre and even physical adjuncts such as racks and trays for similar disturbances.

System uptime and availability may also be improved by monitoring and anticipating accidental damage by excavation, seismic or other intrusive human activity.