Salumanus Banks on PacketLight for Financial Institution's Data Center Interconnect

Tel Aviv, May 25, 2020 - PacketLight Networks, a leading provider of DWDM and optical fiber networking solutions, today announced that Salumanus, a Poland-based distributor and provider of network infrastructure solutions, has deployed PacketLight’s optical networking solutions to connect two critical data centers for a major bank in Warsaw for secure data transport between the bank’s branches. The solution delivers low-latency, secure connectivity for 10Gb Ethernet and 16G FC, and ready-to-scale 40Gb Ethernet across two 15-kilometer optical paths.

The bank required a solution that was modular, cost-effective and met the highest security standards to encrypt sensitive data across the fiber. PacketLight’s PL-2000ADS suited these needs, delivering 2x10G and 1x16G on both optical paths with the ability to support 40G in the future, and with embedded Layer-1 encryption for all protocols. With PacketLight’s intuitive solution, Salumanus was able to complete the deployment, remotely, in less than 4 weeks under strict regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“PacketLight’s solution met our strict requirements for a solution that delivers low latency, the very best physical layer security, and allowed our client to cost-effectively grow at their own pace,” said Marcin Bala, CTO at Salumanus. “Due to regulations surrounding COVID-19 that restricted our team’s ability to be on-site, the deployment would’ve been challenging if not for our ability to work together to provide our client with remote training for operation, configuration, monitoring and detailed instruction to help them deploy the system on their own.”

The PL-2000ADS provides modular and cost-effective high capacity transport of up to 200G by aggregating a mix of protocols such as 10/40/100Gb Ethernet, 8G/16G/32G FC, STM64/OC192, OTU2/2e and OTU4 into dual 100G OTU4 uplinks. The PL-2000ADS can also function as a standalone Layer-1 encryption solution, allowing enterprises with existing 3rd party DWDM networks to benefit without altering their infrastructure. The solution is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified, and provides GCM-AES-256 bit encryption and key exchange based on the Diffie-Hellman (DH) protocol, with full throughput and without compromising performance.

“PacketLight’s PL-2000ADS solution is the ideal combination of security, high bandwidth connectivity and low-latency for short haul DCI networks, all in a compact 1U with low power consumption,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks. “We are thrilled to work with Salumanus to help provide a cost-effective, secure, and scalable option to their financial institution clients at a time when they needed it most.”

About PacketLight Networks™:
PacketLight Networks offers a suite of leading 1U metro and long haul CWDM/DWDM and OTN solutions, as well as Layer-1 optical encryption for transport of data, storage, voice and video applications over dark fiber and WDM networks. PacketLight provides the entire optical layer transport solution within a highly integrated compact platform, designed for maximum flexibility, easy maintenance and operation, with real pay-as-you-grow architecture, while maintaining a high level of reliability and low cost.

For product and reseller information, please contact info@packetlight.com.

About Salumanus:
Salumanus is a distributor and provider of network infrastructure solutions and has been operating in the field of networks and telecommunications since 2002. We specialize in providing network infrastructure elements and systems for data transmission in fibre optic, wireless and copper-based networks. As a value-added distributor (VAD) we offer products with advanced technical support both at pre-sales and after-sales stages, extensive warranty services, on-site installation and assistance at configuration. Among our Partners are the biggest telecoms in Poland, IT system integrators, Internet service providers and data centres. For more information, visit www.salumanus.com.