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BSI approval and what it means for network security

The cost to a business of a cyberattack can be severe, including damage to reputation and regulatory penalties. Layer 1 encryption offers a robust and cost-efficient security solution for data in motion. But how can you be sure that a security system lives up to its claims? Discover more about BSI approval and how it guarantees the most robust and reliable transport layer encryption on the market.

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BSI approval and what it means for network security

  1. 1. BSI approval and what it means for network security January 2021 Ensuring robust and effective protection for data in motion BSI: German Federal Office for Information Security
  2. 2. © 2021 ADVA. All rights reserved.2 How can you protect data in motion? Cyberattacks have a high cost – and not just from the loss of sensitive data Reputational damage and regulatory penalties may have a much more harmful impact! Data in motion is vulnerable
  3. 3. © 2021 ADVA. All rights reserved.3 Layer 1 encryption, which is integrated into the DWDM transport equipment, has proven to be a robust and cost-efficient solution to secure data in motion Data encryption: securing data in motion DWDM transport Server Storage Y-bridge for service activities Fiber coupling device Apps SAN, HPC switches SAN, HPC switches Server Storage Apps DWDM transport Data center A Data center B
  4. 4. © 2021 ADVA. All rights reserved.4 Certifications and approvals prove that a security system lives up to its claims To ensure that: • The solution delivers the levels of security that it claims to • The evaluation has been conducted in a rigorous, standard and repeatable manner • The evaluation tests are efficient to prove the validity of the solution for the target applications Why security certifications and approvals?
  5. 5. © 2021 ADVA. All rights reserved.5 For Layer 1 data encryption equipment (cryptographic modules) Common Criteria (CC) certification FIPS 140-2 certification BSI approval for transport of German classified data Developed by International agreement (CCRA) US government and industry group German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Certificate issued by National authority defined by CCRA members. In Germany, BSI US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Tests performed by Any licensed lab Any licensed lab BSI Evaluation levels (levels of security) 7 levels: EAL1 to EAL7 4 levels: Level 1 to level 4 4 levels: VS-NfD, VS-V, Geheim, Streng Geheim Evaluation approach Product-centric for lower levels; holistic for higher levels Product-centric Holistic (HW, SW, vendor, …) Who can be tested? Any vendor, on demand Any vendor, on demand BSI choice, driven by demand Key certifications and approvals
  6. 6. © 2021 ADVA. All rights reserved.6 BSI approval • The BSI develops criteria and methods for the evaluation of the security of IT systems used by German government, business and society • The BSI evaluation criteria are very strict and have a holistic approach; they correspond to a high-level Common Criteria or FIPS certification • Only systems that pass the BSI evaluation process receive BSI approval for transport of German- classified data (and therefore also EU- and NATO- classified data) Main roles of the BSI for the networking industry German Office for Information Security (BSI) • Germany is a member of the Common Criteria recognition agreement (CCRA) • In Germany, Common Criteria certification is issued by the BSI • System vendors interested in obtaining a certificate of compliance up to a specific security level will perform the corresponding tests in a licensed laboratory • If tests are passed, the BSI will issue a certificate Common Criteria accreditation bodyGerman cybersecurity authority Common Criteria certification
  7. 7. © 2021 ADVA. All rights reserved.7 ADVA offers the most robust and reliable Layer 1 encryption on the market • As of today, the FSP 3000 is the only DWDM system that has BSI approval to be used for the transport of German- classified data up to VS-V level • The approval also allows the use of ADVA FSP 3000 equipment for the transport of EU and NATO classified data • The details of the BSI approval as well as the complete list of systems approved by the BSI can be found on the official BSI page here FSP 3000 has BSI approval
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