Carefree networking ⋮ simplify and strengthen
The key to secure-by-design networking is the transparent integration of proven technologies with the switches that build the core of every enterprise network.
The internet was developed for availability and scalability — not for security. Secure switches protect enterprise networks from the inside by creating a zero-trust network and building a controlled tunnel for every single connection. They reduce the need for separate devices like firewalls and client-side or application-layer protection while increasing security.
Secure switches protect out-of-the-box. They help medium-sized enterprises to reduce installation costs and eliminate configuration mistakes that otherwise can leave the network vulnerable after all. Plug and protect, indeed.
Making security an integral part of the network
Traditional cybersecurity strategies separate a local network into various parts by adding firewalls, most oftenly creating vulnerabilities because of inappropriate configuration. Remote connections are facilitated by VPN tunnels at the outer perimeter of the network. For security reasons, many companies rule out local WiFi in the first place.
The key to simplified network architectures and thus reduced cost at improved security is the integration of protective technologies with the network switches, rather than locating them on additional firewalls and VPN clients. With access switches becoming security devices themselves, attacks by intruders from a compromised host within the local network can be prevented, whereas firewalls only protect when zoning boundaries are being crossed and VPN solutions only protect against attackers from outside.
Secure switches connect all hosts in the network, wired and wireless, across zones and locations, covering the functionality of internal firewalls, network address translation (NAT) routers, and data protection. The result is a simpler network: easier and more cost-effective to operate, with improved security and increased user friendliness.
Plug-and-protect switches and WiFi access points are compatible with existing internet protocols, so they harden any network without architecture changes or the need for special expertise with the operator.
Corporate use cases
Plug and protect
Connecting remote sites and allowing mobile access
Secure switches connect multiple local networks and protect all data and meta data alike, across a single switch, a site, or the internet. Mobile WiFi access points connect devices from anywhere in the world through the cellular network.
To the remote access use case
Zoning networks with public and private services
Secure switches effectively put each host that must be separated from the local network to provide third-party services like webshops or exchange platforms in its own protective zone, building a peer-to-peer tunnel for each communication flow.
To the zoning use case
Automating legacy machinery and infrastructure for industry 4.0
At the point of connectivity, secure switches protect retrofitted machinery that was never designed to work in a networked environment against vulnerabilities that come with the standard operating systems and applications on the new servers.
To the industry 4.0 use case