Use case

Connecting remote sites and allowing mobile access

Companies that operate networks at various locations can connect these using leased lines in the public infrastructure, either in a cost-effective way based on the existing connection of each site to the internet — for example fiber or a digital subscriber line (DSL) — or through a high-performance but more expensive multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) connection. Yet, despite various encryption possibilities, all solutions often leak information that is useful to attackers and do not provide any security within the local networks.

Secure switching connects all network participants worldwide and protects data and meta data alike:

  • Rack-mountable switches connect all user computers, servers and peripheral devices like printers to the local networks and secure each connection, no matter whether it is created within a single secure switch, within the local network, or across the internet.
  • Virtualised implementations of the secure switching software protect connections from clients within the local network to a server in a public or private cloud environment.
  • For mobile users, secure WiFi access points remotely connect devices from anywhere in the world through the cellular data network.

Secure switches solve the problem that expert knowledge on authentication, encryption and tunnelling is required to add essential security that is not part of the basic internet protocols.