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Cable Manufacturing Business
E x t r e m e N e t A r m o r e d S h i e l d
P r o t e c t i v e D i s t r i b u t i o n S y s t e m
I n f r a s t r u c t u r e S o l u t i o n
Customizing Intrusion
hardened carriers are installed below ceilings or
Detection of Optical
above flooring so they can be visually inspected
Communication Systems
to ensure that no intrusions have occurred. These
(IDOCS) Secure Networks
periodic visual inspections (PVIs) occur at a
provides superior technology over
frequency dependent upon the level of threat to the
copper where data protection is
environment, the security classification of the data,
imperative and data speed necessary.
and the access control to the area.
ExtremeNet Armored
With the Government’s demand for security and
the deployment of SIPRNET, JWICS and other
Shield provides an alternative solution
Alarmed Carrier PDS
secure networks Cable Manufacturing Business has
for Hardened Distribution Protective
As an alternative to conducting human visual
developed its ExtremeNet Armored ShieldTM
Distribution System (PDS). The purpose
inspections, an Alarmed Carrier PDS may be
Secure Physical Network Security Infrastructure
of a PDS is to deter, detect and/or make difficult
constructed to automate the inspection process
Solution. ExtremeNet Armored ShieldTM
physical access to the communication lines carrying
through electronic monitoring with an alarm system.
Infrastructure Solution which provides an innovative
national security information. Approval authority,
In an Alarmed Carrier PDS, the carrier system is
product design that is customized to each client’s
standards, and guidance for the design, installation,
“alarmed” with specialized optical fibers deployed
application. ExtremeNet Armored ShieldTM is
and maintenance for PDS are provided by NSTISSI
within the conduit for the purpose of sensing
an end to end secure solution for Secure Passive
7003 to U.S. government departments and agencies
acoustic vibrations that usually occur when an
Optical Network (SPON), Gigabit Passive
and their contractors and vendors. Hardened
intrusion is being attempted on the conduit in order
Optical Network (GPON), and Fiber to
Distribution PDSs provide significant physical
to gain access to the cables.
the Desk (FTTD) in Intrusion Detection of
protection and can be implemented in three forms:
Optical Communication Systems (IDOCS)
Hardened Carrier PDSs, Alarmed Carrier PDSs and
Alarmed Carrier PDS offers several advantages over
applications. Its innovated product design improves
Continuously Viewed Carrier PDSs.
Hardened Carrier PDS:
the deployment, management and protection of
defense critical networks and C4ISR Facilities where
Hardened Carrier PDS
open storage areas become a challenge.
In a Hardened Carrier PDS, the data cables are
installed in a carrier constructed of electrical
Provides continuous monitoring 24/7/365
Eliminates the requirement for periodic visual
Allows the carrier to be hidden above the
Cable Manufacturing Business ExtremeNet
metallic tubing (EMT), ferrous conduit or pipe, or
ceiling or below the floor, since PVIs are not
Armored ShieldTM is the only end to end
ridged sheet steel ducting. All of the connections in
solution where all the products are designed
a Hardened Carrier System are permanently sealed
and developed by a single manufacture. Other
completely around all surfaces with welds, epoxy or
secure networks provide products from several
other such sealants. If the hardened carrier is buried
different manufactures using “off the shelf” type
under ground, to secure cables running between
solutions, often mismatched components that cause
buildings for example, the carrier containing the
degradation of network performance and warrantee
cables is encased in concrete.
issues. That is how we are able to offer a lifetime
of connections.
accomplished via human inspections that are
required to be performed periodically. Therefore,
Eliminates the requirement for concrete
encasement outdoors.
Eliminates the need to lock down manhole
With a Hardened Carrier System, detection is
Eliminates the need for the welding and epoxy
Enables rapid redeployment for evolving
network arrangements
Legacy Alarmed Carrier Systems monitor the
Simple Distribution PDS
Intrusion Detection of Optical
carrier containing the cables being protected. More
Simple Distribution PDSs are afforded a reduced
Communication Systems (IDOCS) is ideal
advanced systems monitor the fibers within, or
level of physical security protection as compared
for use in areas of a PDS that cannot be visually
intrinsic to, the cables being protected to turn those
to a Hardened Distribution PDS. They use a Simple
monitored but still require protection at all times.
cables into sensors, which detect intrusion attempts.
Carrier System (SCS) and the following means are
Requiring minimal cost to install and operate
acceptable under NSTISSI 7003:
when considering the rising costs of installing and
Depending on the government organization, utilizing
The data cables should be installed in a carrier
maintaining a data encryption system. The benefit
an Alarmed Carrier PDS in conjunction with
The carrier can be constructed of any material
of the IDOCS system over other alarmed carrier
(e.g., wood, PVT, EMT, ferrous conduit)
technology is that it monitors the same fiber
The joints and access points should be secured
or cable that required protection. As well as its
In these instances, the cables being protected can be
and be controlled by personnel cleared to the
COMSEC-specific development negated the false
installed in existing conveyance (wire basket, ladder
highest level of data handled by the PDS
alarm issue that would result from the technology
The carrier is to be inspected in accordance
transfer of traditional fence line systems.
interlocking armored cable may, in some cases, allow
for the elimination of the carrier systems altogether.
rack) or suspended cabling (on D-rings, J-Hooks, etc.).
with the requirements of NSTISSI 7003
Continuously Viewed Carrier PDS
The Secure Passive Optical
A Continuously Viewed Carrier PDS is one that is
Network (SPON) solution
under continuous observation, 24 hours per day
is based on the ITU-compliant
(including when operational). Such circuits may be
Gigabit Passive Optical
grouped together, but should be separated from all
Network (GPON) technology.
non-continuously viewed circuits ensuring an open
This solution provides connectivity
field of view. Standing orders should include the
for voice, data, video, and secure
requirement to investigate any attempt to disturb
and non-secure local area networks.
the PDS. Appropriate security personnel should
SPON seamlessly integrates analog
investigate the area of attempted penetration within
and digital video, broadband data,
15 minutes of discovery. This type of hardened
and telephone services onto a
common platform. It provides a Layer 2 passive
carrier is not used for Top Secret or special category
information for non-U.S. UAA.
These Protective Distribution System
optical distribution system to end users. An Optical
(PDS) solutions can provide Secure Physical
Line Terminal (OLT) at the data center provides the
Network Security Infrastructure Solution for
interconnection to the SPON system. Single mode
Secure Passive Optical Network (SPON),
fiber is then used to carry the optical signal to an
Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON),
Optical Network Terminal (ONT) at the user station
and Fiber to the Desk (FTTD) in Intrusion
that provides an intelligent managed demarcation
Detection of Optical Communication
point for network services.
Systems (IDOCS) applications, ExtremeNet
Armored ShieldTM provides an innovated
product design that is customized to each client.
Gigabit Passive Optical Networks
(GPON) provides a capacity boosts in both the
Desk (FTTD)
total bandwidth and bandwidth efficiency through
the use of larger, variable-length packets in PON
technology. GPON is standardized in ITU-T G.984
and security
(GPON) that permits several choices of bit rate,
demands in Local
but the industry has converged on 2.488 Gbps of
Area Networks
downstream bandwidth, and 1.244 Gbps of upstream
(LANs) lead
bandwidth [1]. GPON Encapsulation Method
to a shift form
(GEM) allows very efficient packaging of user traffic,
copper to fiber
with frame segmentation to allow for higher QoS
optic solutions.
for delay-sensitive traffic such as voice and video
In future installations not only the campus and
building backbone of a LAN is implemented in
fiber-optic but also Fiber-to-the-Desk (FTTD)
will be a frequently requested solution. The term
Fiber-to-the-desk (FTTD) is used to describe the
horizontal cabling in the areas of data transmissions
and telecommunication, which leads from the floor
distributor to the outlets at the workplace. In the
standards ISO/IEC 11801 and EN 50173 it is the
tertiary level.
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