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OmniSwitches gain extra layer of security vs. network attacks


At a glance:

  • Technology partnership between ALE and LGS Innovations delivers best of breed combination of network infrastructure and cyber security
  • Innovative CodeGuardian™ technology applied to the OmniSwitch product line of switches

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise OmniSwitches gain extra layer of security to battle modern cyber attacks

With nearly one million malware threats released worldwide every day,  it’s vital that organizations deploy a proactive, defense-in-depth network security strategy that addresses multiple layers of the network. In an effort to provide enterprise businesses with greater networking security capabilities, ALE, operating under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, today announced it has added another level of protection against a growing range of vulnerability attacks. It has enhanced its already proven secure OmniSwitch® portfolio of products via a technology partnership with LGS Innovations.

The new technology, known as CodeGuardian™, is believed to be the world’s first independently developed solution aimed at protecting the operating system of third party network switches and routers from security threats and vulnerabilities. The addition of CodeGuardian to the OmniSwitch products creates another layer of defense against security exploits.

CodeGuardian is designed to protect networks from intrinsic vulnerabilities, code exploits, embedded malware, and potential back doors that could compromise mission-critical operations. Businesses benefit as the technology is designed to mitigate larger enterprise security risks at the source, enabling an enhanced security profile through:

  • Independent verification and validation of OmniSwitch source code; 
  • Address space randomization to protect the OmniSwitch operating system without changing any functionality;
  • Secure delivery of OmniSwitch software by ALE helps to prevent tampering.

Stephane Robineau,Executive Vice President, GM, Network business, ALE
“Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise switches are continuing to evolve with superior, enhanced security to protect businesses from modern security threats and vulnerabilities. After all, preventing an attack is much less expensive than recovering from an attack. Our OmniSwitch products already satisfy higher level of security required in particular in government agencies, military operations, academic institutions, and healthcare organizations. We take pride in the continued evolution of our portfolio to address our customers’ security concerns, and are excited to work with LGS Innovations to bring the added assurance of CodeGuardian to our offering.”

Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, LGS Innovations
“LGS Innovations is dedicated to supporting the evolution of enterprise security to address a defense-in-depth strategy for all layers of the network. With extensive experience deploying secure, mission-critical switching solutions, we recognize the importance of network-level software integrity as a critical component of the larger network security ecosystem. LGS is excited to partner with ALE to bring CodeGuardian to their OmniSwitch family of products.”

About LGS Innovations
LGS Innovations delivers mission-critical communications products, R&D, and supporting services to U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies and commercial customers around the world. We create advanced solutions in wireless communications, signals processing and analysis, optical networking, photonics, routing and switching, and spectrum management. These solutions drive mission success in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyberspace operations, and network assurance. LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices across the U.S. and overseas. We employ over 1,000 associates around the world, including 750 scientists and engineers. LGS Innovations: Listen. Innovate. Deliver.

About Us
Our company is a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions and services, from the office to the cloud, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Building on our established heritage of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, we operate globally with 2700+ employees in 100+ countries worldwide, with headquarters near Paris, France.

With communications, networking, and cloud solutions for business of all sizes, our team of technology experts, service professionals, and 2900+ partners serve more than 830,000 customers worldwide, tailoring and adapting our solutions and services to local requirements. This provides tangible business outcomes through personalized connected experiences for customers and end users.

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