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Secure Passive Optical Networks (PON, GPON, EPON)

 

SecurLAN® is a technology invented by Fiber SenSys, Inc. (FSI) in 1996. It is a versatile physical network sensor that is enabled using several deployment options.

 

SecurLAN for PON technology involves dark (unused) fibers, in optical cables, that are used as distributed sensors in order to determine if an intruder is trying to cut into the cable and tap the fiber-optic network. It can also be used to ensure network uptime and detect either intentional or accidental physical network intrusions. SecurLAN is designed to detect small amounts of strain that are transferred to the sensing fiber when the cable is accessed. When the electro-optical alarm processing unit (APU) senses an intrusion, it signals an alarm, allowing the investigation of the intrusion.  The system also enables the shut-down or re-routing of secure data.

 

Since SecurLAN uses dark fiber (where no data is transmitting through the spare fiber), it is unaffected by data protocols or bandwidth in the PON. The only distinguishing feature of the PON (that is of importance to SecurLAN) is the type of sensing fiber (SM or MM) in the cable that houses the PON transmission fibers.

 

With the FSI PON solution, detection zones are identified to a specific optical network unit (ONU) or a group of ONU's, allowing for maximum design flexibility.  It has also been demonstrated that the FSI Secure PON solution offers the lowest cost per zone in this emerging marketplace.  This capability also significantly reduces the cost of physically securing the PON, GPON or EPON architecture.  A point-to-multipoint monitoring configuration allows multiple offices or workstations to be protected by a single alarm system port rather than each requiring its own port. It is technically possible to protect several hundred end-user drops with the FSI 8-zone alarm processor unit (APU), resulting in an efficient security systems design. (Please call for specific product availability)

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FTTx Multi-Point Network Security for SIPRNET, JWICS and Top Secret Networks

 

With the new FTTx (fiber to the desktop) PON architecture, multi-point distribution systems security allows multiple workstations to be protected with a single FSI Alarm Processor Unit (APU). Through the use of splitters and with a wide array of design options, the physical protection of PON ONUs is now efficiently managed.  The advantage of this architecture is that multiple workstations are protected by a single APU port, allowing for a more efficient zone security design.

 

Depending on the specific intrusion detection response requirements at each project location, individual ONUs or groups of ONUs are configured for maximum SIPRNET and JWICS physical protection.

 

In a typical fiber-to-the-desktop (FTTD) PON, the OLT provides service for 32 ONUs and a PON with multiple OLTs can support hundreds ONUs.  Fiber SenSys is poised to offer the lowest cost per zone in the marketplace with individual zone protection for each ONU or group of ONUs (maximum customer design flexibility).  Considering the typical intrusion detection response requirements at many DOD locations, this solution also allows for more-specific point resolution capability.

 

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Secure Armored Cable

 

The term dark fiber was originally used when referring to the potential network capacity of telecommunication infrastructure, but now also refers to the increasingly common practice of leasing fiber optic cables from a network service provider, or, generally, to the fiber installations not owned or controlled by traditional carriers.

 

One reason that dark fiber exists in well-planned networks is that much of the cost of installing cables is in the civil engineering work required. This includes planning and routing, obtaining permissions, creating ducts and channels for the cables, and finally installation and connection. The availability of additional fiber within existing multi-strand cable is a common practice, and it also allows for future expansion of facilities and addresses future "adds, moves and changes".

 

Thousands of miles of dark fiber are available in the United States, but there have been few takers because of the high costs of making it operational. In addition, it is rare for companies to buy significant amounts of fiber on their own, but it is not unheard of among companies with exceptional data demands, such as banks. Buying and developing fiber now could be a strategy for cutting costs down the road.

 

In the case of using "dark" fiber for physical protection, sensing fibers (single-mode or multimode) already in the conduit/cable are chosen.  Unlike the other fibers in the network conduit/cable, the sensing fibers do not connect to the communications servers, but instead connect to fiber-optic alarm processing units (APUs) via feed-through couplers and non-sensitive fibers.

 

Fiber SenSys, Inc. (FSI)  provides a wide array of options for physical protection of multi-strand interlocking cable.  From military SIPRNET and JWICS requirements for Protected Distribution Systems (PDS), to Passive Optical Networking (PON), to HIPPA-Compliant Healthcare information networks, FSI offers the largest suite of intrusion detection products on the market.

TS/SCI / SIPRNET / JWICS Security To The Desk

It is widely known that Passive Optical Networks (PON) are bringing fast data connectivity to the home and the office.  The Department of Defense (DOD) is also modernizing their networks with high-speed, high-performance networking technology delivered to the desktop.  FSI offers physical PON security services and solutions that enable your enterprise to achieve physical intrusion detection along with a secure, long-lasting, cost-effective performance.

 

Through the use of splitters and with a wide array of design options, the physical protection of PON ONUs is now efficiently managed. The advantage of this architecture is that multiple workstations are protected by a single APU port, allowing for a more efficient zone security design.  Through the 8-zone Model SL508 APU, small groups of ONUs are physically protected with the lowest cost per zone in the industry.  Depending on the specific intrusion detection response requirements at each project location, individual ONUs or groups of ONUs are configured for maximum SIPRNET, JWICS and Top Secret (TS/SCI) physical protection.

 

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