Network Integrity Systems has developed a cutting-edge solution – the VANGUARD FOCUS infrastructure cyber security solution, utilizing Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology.
In today's world, long-haul fiber-optic infrastructure is the primary means for transmitting information globally. Whether it's a campus, a city, or beyond, the importance of monitoring this critical infrastructure cannot be understated. Everything from the environment, unapproved changes, and malicious intrusions can wreak havoc on critical connections.
To address the challenges faced by long-haul infrastructure, Network Integrity Systems has developed a cutting-edge solution - the VANGUARD FOCUS infrastructure cyber security solution, utilizing Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology. DAS technology creates a sensor along the entire length of the cable, allowing any event related to that cable to be identified, tracked, and alarmed where necessary. This reduces the potential risk of downtime or data security breaches.
There are various people and process-related risks that long-haul infrastructure faces, such as malicious events, unplanned events, environmental events, fault location issues, and documentation errors. Such risks can lead to increased redundancy, adding to the cost and complexity of the network. Troubleshooting intermittent problems becomes difficult, which adds to the network's cost. Long-haul network outages are also extremely expensive, distracting personnel from other tasks and reducing the efficiency of the network.
Distributed Acoustic Sensing is a game-changer in the world of long-haul infrastructure. It utilizes existing fiber-optic infrastructure to create a system of sensors, allowing for continuous, automated monitoring of layer one optical infrastructure. The advantages of this type of monitoring solution are numerous. For example, it immediately detects an event related to the cable and/or the surrounding area, differentiates between events, identifies the event's exact location, prioritizes response, provides a detailed map of the cabling environment/path, and allows for virtual segmenting for different risk areas.
Network Integrity Systems' VANGUARD FOCUS is a network infrastructure cyber security solution utilizing state-of-the-art Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to provide long-range capability and pinpoint the location of any physical disturbance to communications cables, anywhere along those cables, up to 50km in length per segment. The system has been tested against the most state-of-the-art, classified intrusion methods.