VANGUARD CS quickly and cost-effectively identifies harmful events before they occur, preventing data theft or damage that could degrade network performance and availability resulting in potentially devastating costs to organizations.
At the heart of the product line is the VANGUARD CS™ Fiber Optic Network Monitoring System. Using patented technologies, VANGUARD CS ensures the integrity and availability of network data by monitoring spare (unused) strands of fibers within optical cables making up the network infrastructure. This 24/7/365 monitoring allows the system to immediately detect and report even the most subtle tampering of the most sophisticated intrusion attempts conducted for the purposes of data theft (tapping) or denial of service.
With Plug-and-Protect™ capability, VANGUARD CS can rapidly be added to existing network infrastructure. As an added advantage, monitoring standard armored fiber optic cable with VANGUARD CS could eliminate the need for costly electrical metallic tubing (EMT), greatly reducing the overall CAPEX and OPEX for an organization, providing instantaneous ROI, and enabling cost-effective scalability across various sites around the globe.
VANGUARD CS incorporates an enterprise alarm management software system which enables remote monitoring and management of alarm devices from anywhere in the world. This provides insight and situational awareness into when or where an intruder is looming, damage is occurring or an outage is impending. In addition, when a problem does ensue, tools are available to quickly identify whether the issue is occurring in the ISP or OSP environment, allowing for quick response.
The CyberSecure IMS “Rapid Analysis Dashboard” provides:
With VANGUARD CS, each alarmed zone can be customized to meet the end user requirements specific to the zone. In the event an alarm is triggered, the corresponding data can be shut off using an ancillary device, the StopLight™ Optical Interface.
VANGUARD CS allows alarm notification transmission over unsecured networks by incorporating the optional Cross-Domain Communications Unit.