End-of-Sale for the SafeNet SONET Encryptor (SSE) Family

End-of-Sale for the SafeNet SONET Encryptor (SSE) Family

This communication announces End-of-Sale for the SafeNet SONET Encryptor (SSE) family.
As of March 31, 2016, Gemalto is announcing End-of-Sale and Last Time Buy opportunities for the SafeNet SONET Encryptor (SSE) family.  We encourage our customers to transition on to the SafeNet High Speed Encryptor CN Series platforms, a best-in-class encryption solution providing maximum security and performance, and certified to the highest security standards.  SafeNet High Speed Encryptors ensure the most secure data-in-motion protection, maximum performance, near-zero overhead with “set and forget” management, and lowest total cost of ownership.
Limited quantities remain; products are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Maintenance will be available for renewal through 2019.
SSE Platforms for End-of-Sale
  • SSE Model 600 (OC-3/12/48)
  • SSE Model 650 (OC-192)

The following are key dates in the End-Of-Sale process:

  • End-of-Sale Date: March 31, 2016
  • Start of Good Faith Support: January 1, 2019
  • End-of-Life/End-of-Support: December 31, 2019
Following is a list of HSE part numbers affected by this announcement, including, but not limited to, the part numbers listed in the table below: 


 End-of-Sale Part Number













 SSE,   OC12SM IR (15KM), US, AES V3.X




 SSE,   OC48SM SR (2KM), US, AES V3.X


 SSE,   OC48, AES, AC, V3.X, ROHS








 SSE,   OC192SM (10KM) 1310NM WL -48VDC,
   AES, V3.X





Alternative Products
Customers using these products are encouraged to migrate to our newest Ethernet and Fibre Channel ranges:

  •     SafeNet Ethernet  Encryptor CN4010
  •     SafeNet Ethernet  Encryptor CN4020
  •     SafeNet Ethernet Encryptor CN6010
  •     SafeNet Ethernet/Fibre Channel Encryptor CN6040
  •     SafeNet Ethernet  Encryptor CN6100
  •     SafeNet Multilink  Encryptor CN8000

The first choice for Layer 2 encryption, SafeNet High Speed Encryptors from Gemalto are field proven to secure data in transit including time-sensitive voice and video streams, as well as metadata for enterprise and government organizations, defense agencies, global financial transactions networks, and the world’s biggest cloud services providers. The SafeNet CN4000, CN6000 and CN8000 Series encryptors help companies encrypt an even broader range of network traffic across more location types – from the data center to branch offices and up to the cloud and back at speeds from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

For more information on features and migration procedures, please contact your local sales representative.