End-of-Sale for SafeNet Multi-Link Encryptor CN8000

Thales is announcing End-of-Sale and Last Time Buy opportunities for the SafeNet Multi-Link Encryptor CN8000.

We encourage customers to transition to the Thales CN6140 Multi-link Network Encryptor (CN6140) or the Thales CN9120 Network Encryptor (CN9120). These best-in-class high-assurance high speed encryption solutions provide maximum security and performance, and are certified to the highest security standards. The CN6140 is a multi-port (1 or 10 Gbps), high-assurance encryptor designed to provide up to 40 Gbps aggregate, full line rate transparent encryption for all voice, video, and data communications moving across dark fibre, and metro or wide area Ethernet networks (MAN or WAN).

Transforming the network encryption market, Thales High Speed Encryptors (HSE) are the first to offer Transport Independent Mode (TIM) operation.  TIM delivers network independent encryption and the ability to encrypt traffic flows at Layers 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously across any kind of network infrastructure.

Thales network encryption solutions 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 December 31, 2021.

Encryptor for End-of-Sale:

SafeNet Multi-Link Encryptor CN8000

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

  • End-of-Sale Date:  12/31/2020
  • Start of Good Faith Support: 12/31/2021
  • End-of-Life/End-of-Support: 12/31/2023

The 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
Ethernet Encryptor, CN8000, 5X10GBPS With Chassis, 8002 Cards
Ethernet Encryptor, CN8000, 10X10GBPS With Chassis, 8002 Card
Ethernet Encryptor, CN8000, 5X10GBPS with Chassis, 8003 Cards
Ethernet Encryptor, CN8000, 10X10GBPS with Chassis, 8003 Cards
Alternative Products
Customers using these products are encouraged to migrate to the Thales CN6140 Multi-link Network Encryptor, the Thales CN9120 Network Encryptor (CN9120), or one of our other market leading high speed encryptors

Alternative Product Description Part Number
·        Ethernet Encryptor, 40 GBPS, DUAL AC, CN6140 943-000124-001-000
·        Ethernet Encryptor,100 GBPS, DUAL AC,CN9120 943-000305-001-000

Thales High Speed Encryptors are the first choice for network encryption.   They 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. Thales data in motion encryptors help companies encrypt an even broader range of network traffic across more location types – from the data center to branch offices at speeds up to 100 Gbps.

For more information on features and migration procedures, please contact your local sales representative, or go to the Support Portal.