Anapaya and Extreme Networks to deliver SCiON-enabled switches for Swiss finance industry
napaya Systems AG has
A announced its collaboration with Extreme Networks , a cloud-driven networking company based in San Jose , California , to create SCiON-enabled switches for the Swiss finance industry .
The new Secure Swiss Finance Network ( SSFN ) has been launched by the SIX Group and the Swiss National Bank to further improve the financial system ’ s resilience against cyber-risks . The project will ensure secure , flexible and resilient data communication between various financial organisations in Switzerland . Extreme Networks offers its advanced , easy-to-deploy and highly secure hardware switches as SCiON gateways for SSFN participants . It will enable participants to access the SSFN without the inconvenience of complex server-based implementation . network path selection based on availability , cost , speed , latency and other requirements . SSFN participants will benefit from the any-to-any architecture , immunity to routing attacks , DDoS protection and an even higher degree of data control unavailable from any other solution on the market .
Extreme Networks ’ solutions will introduce a level of convenience for SSFN participants at the user level . Extreme Networks ’ Integrated Application Hosting uses an innovative combination of operating software and hardware features to provide extended services – such as SCiON – without replacing the existing network infrastructure . Additionally , Extremes ’ switches provide enhanced security features , such as secure link encryption , by supporting IEEE 802.1AE MACsec , which encrypts and decrypts network traffic between connected switches .
“ At Extreme , we have extensive experience providing the most advanced , powerful and resilient networking solutions to financial organisations across the world , including those in Switzerland ,” said Andreas Livert , DACH Senior Regional Director , Extreme Networks . “ The fact that Anapaya has partnered with us to create this vital yet highly-sensitive new infrastructure for the Swiss finance industry proves just how advanced , reliable and secure our solutions are – and we are thrilled to support this milestone project .” u
“ Extreme is a long-standing and trusted partner of Anapaya and we are incredibly pleased to have it involved in this groundbreaking project . Its innovative solutions will further add to the benefits the SSFN provides for users and organisations ,” said Martin Bosshardt , CEO , Anapaya . “ The fact that Extreme Networks is becoming one of the first networking solutions providers to be SCiON-enabled is also a testament to SCiON ’ s role in the future of connectivity .”
The SCiON network , on which the SSFN is based , enables custom-design network paths , end-to-end , across multiple carriers globally . This allows users to control where their confidential and valuable data travel , avoid highrisk geopolitical regions and optimise intelligent NETWORK SECURITY www . intelligentciso . com