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Finanz Informatik Selects ADVA Optical Networking for Encrypted Data Services

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Finanz Informatik Selects ADVA Optical Networking for Encrypted Data Services

Service Provider Deploys FSP 3000 to Offer Customers New Levels of Data Security



Martinsried/Munich, Germany. January 17, 2012. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Germany’s Finanz Informatik Technology Service (FI-TS), a leading IT-service provider for the financial industry, has deployed the FSP 3000 to connect its data centers in Frankfurt’s metropolitan area. FI-TS is using the FSP 3000’s encryption technology to securely transport and monitor customers’ mission-critical data. 


“Our customers allow its business-critical applications to run through our data centers. We cannot allow the loss or theft of data under any circumstances,” said Jörg Göttmann, network engineer at FI-TS. “As a full provider of IT-services, we searched for a trustworthy partner who was not only a technology leader but could also implement our network expansion on a tight schedule. ADVA Optical Networking outperforms in all these areas. The final test measurements confirmed that the newly established routes were performing at maximum bandwidth. Our established partner, Controlware, ensured the installation ran smoothly.”


FI-TS’s new data centers enable it to offer business continuity, disaster recovery, as well as, SAN- (Storage Area Networking) and MPLS-services for customers in the finance sector. The data center interconnection occurs over redundant fiber links with disjointed routing. On the routes, the universal SAN-Muxponder-Module from ADVA Optical Networking is used with AES256 encryption. FI-TS uses a large portion of the available module interfaces, including 2, 4, and 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel, and 1 and 10Gbit/s Ethernet or various combinations thereof. This improves network efficiency and simplifies network control while reducing power consumption and data center space requirements.


“The FSP 3000 provides integrated encryption technology based on internationally-accepted standards for an excellent price-performance ratio,” commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, VP Central Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. “We have worked on successful data center interconnection projects with FI-TS since 2000 and are proud to take this step together into the next generation of secure and efficient data transmission.”


The FSP 3000 is a scalable Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system specifically designed for large enterprises and service providers that require a flexible, cost-effective system that will multiplex, transport and protect high-speed data, storage, voice and video applications over fiber optic networks. 


For more information on the FSP 3000 and its encryption capabilities, please visit our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtYlTGaPqzQ.



About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.


About Finanz Informatik Technologie Services

FI-TS is a subsidiary of Finanz Informatik (FI) and has established itself since 1994 as the leading IT-service provider for the finance industry. The outsourcing-provider shows through many years of experience, industry expertise, technology-know-how and consulting expertise. Customized outsourcing services optimize IT costs, make banks and financial services more efficient and offer real competitive advantages. Fulfilling current government requirements plus the consistent implementation of modern safety and quality requirements is understood by FI-TS. FI-TS, headquartered in Haar near Munich with other locations in Nurnberg, Hannover and Offenbach, has around 520 employees. The corporation generated a total turnover of around 128 million euro – thereof more than 70 percent non captive. Among the well-known customers who rely on the expert services of FI-TS are BayernLB, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, DekaBank, Deutsche Kreditbank, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank, Hauck & Aufhäuser, LBS IT, Sparkassen-Finanzportal and the Bank of Scotland. For more information, please visit us at: www.f-i-ts.de.


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