Deciphering the encryption enigma


Deciphering the encryption enigma

Data is increasingly valuable to business, government and individuals – making networks an attractive target to hackers and vandals. Protecting data against these threats has led network operators to use countermeasures including encryption. But encryption can be used in several places, including within a data center, in-flight across the network or at different networking layers. Encrypting at layer 1 and preserving key strength in any of these places can yield the highest threat protection while maintaining application performance

This webinar offers a primer on how layer 1 encryption works, the importance of key strength and how keys should be managed to ensure maximum protection with minimal application impact.

Attend this webinar and learn how:

  • Layer 1 encryption complements other security measures and forms a defense-in-depth protection strategy.
  • AES-256 symmetric encryption creates quantum proof ciphertext, locked with a key only shared between authorized users.
  • Centralized, symmetric key distribution is more scalable and preserves key integrity and strength to help create quantum-proof protection


Richard Di Pasquale

Product Manager


Richard Di Pasquale is currently a Product Manager in Nokia IP/Optical Networks division he drives product evolution, architecture and technical solutions in Data Center Interconnect, SAN, Security and Encryption for the Nokia 1830 product portfolio. He is the lead technical interface for achieving NIST Federal Information Processing Standard(FIPS) and Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) certifications and he is driving the SAN certifications. He is former chairman of the ANSI T11 ad hoc committee for broadband optical transport of Fibre Channel- including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Richard is an author of “Business Continuity and Security in Datacenter Interconnection” recently published in Bell Labs Technical Journal. He holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from University of New Hampshire.

Chris Janson

Product Marketing Manager- Optics


For over 25 years Chris Janson has helped companies develop and deliver solutions in the fiber optics, microwave, telecommunications and defense sectors. In his current role with Nokia, he follows trends in optical networking technology and their application to finance, healthcare, utilities, government and educational customers. Mr. Janson has been a speaker at many conferences including Interop 2014, Internet2 annual technology meetings, and a 2015 series of executive forums sponsored by CenturyLink and CIO magazine. He has also shared his work through many webinars, written publications, on-line videos and articles. Mr. Janson also serves on the boards of directors of the Rural Telecommunications Congress and the non-profit OpenCape Corporation. He holds an MBA from Boston University and Bachelor of Science in engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Gary Holland

IP Optical Networks Marketing and Communications


Gary is responsible for marketing Nokia’s IP and optical network portfolio to the Large Enterprise vertical, both direct and through Global Alliance partners. Formerly with Alcatel-Lucent and with more than 25 years of professional experience in the telecommunications industry, Gary has held senior roles in portfolio marketing, partner marketing, corporate marketing, business development, product marketing and product line management. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Durham University in the U.K and is a member of the Institute of Physics.

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