dacoso secures its own company network with cloud encryption from ADVA

dacoso, IT service provider based in Langen, Germany, uses the cloud encryption ConnectGuard™ from ADVA for its own company network. With the industry's first cloud-native solution which is completely virtual and can be installed in any cloud environment, dacoso secures the data connections of its data centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as all cloud connections.  As part of ADVA's Ensemble product group, ConnectGuard™ Cloud offers robust network protection with low latency and provides reliable end-to-end security at network layers two, three and four.

"We have written it into our specifications that the solutions we offer our customers should also be used in-house if possible," explains Karsten Geise, dacoso Head of Business & Product Development. "With ADVA's high-end virtualized encryption, we ensure that our connectivity is rigorously protected for both our branch offices and our cloud sites, while at the same time improving the utilization of our network. This is because the solution works without much additional data ballast and makes more bandwidth available. The bottom line is that it reduces the cost per encrypted bit. This should also be of interest to many of our customers.

dacoso is a provider of numerous managed services for companies and focuses on the highest possible security in its services. Many of the dacoso business customers are extremely dependent on data security and are looking for encryption solutions that are also reliable in virtual environments, for example when accessing the cloud. This is because hardware implementations in the data centers of cloud providers are not possible. ConnectGuardTM Cloud therefore offers high-performance, transport layer-independent cloud security that is fully implemented in software. The solution can be deployed on any standard server or public cloud infrastructure and offers a very high level of data protection.

"We are pleased that dacoso uses our virtual encryption solution and is testing it for its customers", says Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, Sales, EMEA, ADVA. "Especially for service providers, ConnectGuardTM Cloud offers clear management advantages, because zero touch provisioning and automated key management significantly reduce the effort required to operate the solution".

About dacoso                   

dacoso offers solutions for connectivity, virtual networking and cyber security. The IT service provider thus addresses companies which depend on highly available and secure data and at the same time want to remain agile. The dacoso services include optical and BSI encrypted data connections, a certified Security Operation Center, Managed Security Services as well as virtualization solutions which provide for more dynamics in the network.

dacoso GmbH is an owner-managed company with its headquarters in Langen near Frankfurt a.M. and 11 further locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Among the customers are banks and insurance companies, companies in the utility sector, industry and trade, public institutions as well as IT providers and carriers. dacoso and its solutions are certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.

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