In recent conversations with network security managers, we heard concerns about securing networks in newly constructed buildings, even before the network is turned on. The issue is that in new construction the network infrastructure is installed well before the building is occupied. During this period of time, from construction to occupancy, a device could be placed on the network cabling that would go unnoticed and could be used in the future to tap the data transmissions once the network is operating.
By installing INTERCEPTOR at the same time the network is installed, information assurance managers can be confident that the network infrastructure will not been compromised prior to turning up the network. INTERCEPTOR monitors dark (inactive) fibers, and with its remote monitoring capabilities, appropriate personnel are immediately alerted to any tampering with the installed infrastructure.