Thales Network Encryption solutions continue to advance to meet the challenges of today’s modern infrastructures. With the release of 5.2.0, we offer high-performance network independent encryption security for data in motion across all networks, on most Thales hardware and virtual encryptors. 5.2.0 also makes Thales The first commercially available quantum resistant network encryption solution, providing organizations long-term data protection today against future quantum attacks.
Highlights of 5.2.0
- Transport Independent Mode Support
The new release of 5.2.0 continues the rollout of Transport Independent Mode (TIM), extending the network independent encryption feature to all 1G and 10G CN series encryptors, as well as the CV1000 Virtual Encryptor (CV1000). TIM provides for transport agnostic encryption independent of the network topology, providing flexible encryption policy and concurrent encryption of IP frames at Layer 2, 3 and 4. TIM mode requires no control plane connectivity between encryptors and operates in point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multi-point-to-multi-point topologies.As highlighted previously, TIM is a game changer for Thales, providing end users the ability to encrypt network traffic at layers 2, 3 and 4 concurrently.
- Quantum Resistant Algorithms (QRA) Support
QRA are essential today for long-term data protection of any organization’s most sensitive and long-life data today against tomorrow’s quantum threats. Release v5.2.0 provides a new hybrid certification and key exchange model that layer the current FIPS approved RSA/ECDSA model and new quantum resistant algorithms. In addition, the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) operation (both proprietary and ETSI) have been redesigned to accommodate the use of both QKD and QRA alongside the FIPS approved RSA/ECDSA operations.