Organizations spend heavily on cyber security plans to prevent intrusion within the active portion of their networks, but most fail to address the physical network infrastructure – the optical and copper cabling carrying the critical data – which is a drastically under-publicized point of vulnerability. A single fiber carries vast amounts of information, making fiber optic cables valuable targets for attackers. Gartner reports that 75% of all network cabling is located in publicly accessible spaces. This makes them both vulnerable and easy to access. VANGUARD CS™ is a network infrastructure (Layer-1) cyber security solution that utilizes proven technologies initially developed for and used extensively by the US Government and Military to defend and protect critical networks from physical attacks. VANGUARD CS™ centrally monitors and streamlines the response to threats by automating site-specific Standard Operating Procedures so the threat can be immediately addressed.
Using patented technologies, VANGUARD CS™ ensures the integrity and availability of network data by monitoring spare strands of fibers within optical cables making up the network infrastructure. This 24/7 /365 continuous monitoring allows the system to immediately detect and report even the most subtle tampering or the most sophisticated intrusion attempts conducted for the purposes of data theft (tapping) or denial of service. With Plug-and-Protect™ capability, VANGUARD CS™ can be rapidly added to new or existing network infrastructure and can be used in a variety of applications and network architectures.