With the growing demand for secure networks, many cable systems that were originally constructed without a protected distribution System (PDS) are now operating under conditional Authority to Operate (ATO). Due to the increased importance of modern C4 networks and the threats against them, maintaining the security and availability of these networks is essential – which is why many historical waivers for cable systems are being rescinded or scheduled to expire. In many cases, the options for bringing network security into compliance present a choice between the use of encryption or making significant changes to the cable infrastructure and pathways in order to construct a traditional PDS.
The INTERCEPTOR™ Optical Network Security System is ideal for outside plant applications. When monitoring building-to-building links, it provides persistent network security and eliminates the need for daily, mandatory manhole inspections, and in locations where required, the need to encase the duct banks in concrete.
How does this help with waivers that will not be renewed? With plug-and-play capability, INTERCEPTOR can be rapidly added to new or existing network infrastructure – making migration from a waivered PDS system to a fully compliant PDS system quick and cost effective.