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Siemon launches secure LC fibre optic adapter lock

by david.nunes

Siemon launches secure LC fibre optic adapter lock

November 2010 – Siemon, a global leader in network infrastructure, has launched the LockIT™ LC optical fibre adapter lock.  Joining Siemon’s LockIT line of secure network connectivity, this new, tamper-proof adapter lock protects against unauthorised access to unused LC ports.

The LockIT system is designed to provide physical layer security without adding complexity or impacting overall functionality or density. The adapter locks require no special connectivity and can be utilised to secure nearly any LC optical fibre-based network infrastructure; in data centre equipment, patching fields and work areas.

The LockIT adapter lock snaps securely into any industry-standard LC port, blocking cord access and preventing tampering. Removable only with a specially designed key, the lock fits flush within the port, providing full access to adjacent ports, regardless of density and is brightly coloured to allow network personnel to quickly identify locked ports.  These new secure components are system and cabling performance independent, allowing them to secure any active equipment LC port, or passive LC patching, plug and play or work area port.

The Siemon LockIT product family also includes a comprehensive line of secure copper RJ-45 network connectivity, including a tamper-proof RJ45 outlet lock and lockable patch cords, in shielded and UTP, 10Gb/s category 6A and category 6 configurations.  The LockIT RJ-45 copper outlet lock, patch cord and new LC fibre adapter lock all utilise the same universal key, included with the system.

“The obvious benefit is a very cost-effective and easily-implemented deterrent against malicious access to the network through unsecured connectivity,” explained Tony Veatch, Siemon director of product management.  “But LockIT is also an excellent way to protect against accidental connectivity errors, acting like a ‘lock-out/tag-out’ system for the network infrastructure. We see great interest in such a solution in public areas including conference rooms, airports and classrooms.  This simple, effective product is suitable for industries such as transportation, finance, retail, hospitality, and education, as well as in mission critical data centre applications.”

To learn more about Siemon’s LockIT system, visit www.siemon.com/go/lockit


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About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.

Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance.  The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems.  In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets.  With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.


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