Ministry of Defence, India, using FFT network protection solutions.

AVA Group reports its Future Fibre Technologies solution has been selected to protect a major military closed data network from the threat of tampering and tapping. The project is valued at around $US11m.

“We are proud that the Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) solution has been selected through a rigorous competitive tender, to deliver the very highest levels of protection to a closed data fibre optic network,” said AVA Group CEO, Chris Fergus.

India’s Ministry of Defence is responsible for protecting its closed user group data network which is used by more than one million military personnel.

AVA’s solution does not involve manipulation or processing of the data streams, avoiding third-party access to the data and impact on bandwidth and latency.

“The FFT solution does not see or process the data, cannot access it and there is no requirement for encryption,” says Kevin Berry, AVA Group’s head of information security. “The network infrastructure is fully protected at every point and performance is unaffected. Another major benefit of the FFT solution is that deployment is completed with zero network downtime and can be rolled out across live infrastructure utilising dark fibres.”

The project is expected to be delivered in phases over a 15-month period and AVA Group, which is base in Sydney, Australia, expects additional revenue from spares and support for seven years after the initial 3-year warranty period.