We are excited to join US Air and Space Force leadership at the Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower 2022 (DAFITC 2022) in Montgomery, Alabama from August 29-31 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center. We encourage all attendees to visit Diversified booth #150 to learn how Passive Optical LAN is the best Zero Trust Architecture that shrinks the AFNET attack surface for US Air and Space Force cyber warriors.
Passive Optical LAN is a key component to successfully implement the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Air Force CIO vision on building future networks. It increases capability and capacity while decreasing complexity, cyber vulnerabilities, and operational costs. It decreases installation and operational levels of effort and allows network operators and maintainers to focus on the emerging requirements of cyber operations support. The technology is deployed and proven across many Department of Defense installations. Passive Optical Network is recognized in the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy Document, DoD UFC, JITC, UC APL, BICSI and TIA standards. Optical LAN offers better security, simplified operations, environmental contributions and reduced costs.
- Better Security – For an Air Force base that has 8,000 Ethernet connections to be made, Optical LAN provides 320:1 fewer devices to manage and secure. That means eliminating 320 known security vulnerability gaps and 320 less devices to implement Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) hardening.
- Simplified Operations – Consistently across existing DoD Optical LAN installations, the DoD has experienced a 6:1 reduction of IT staff needed to manage network. Not only does reduced human touch improve staff operational efficiencies, but it also positively impacts network reliability and security.
- Environmental Contributions – Optical LAN can dramatically reduce energy, space and material requirements. The energy reductions are attributed to lower network power consumption, lower air conditioning and more efficient PoE. The greatest environmental contribution results from Optical LAN’s better cradle-to-grave lifecycle with fewer cable and equipment upgrades events.
- Reduced Costs – Optical LAN offers 20-50% lower day-1 capital costs and even greater year-over-year annual costs. The reoccurring annual savings comes in the form of reduced annual support/TAC costs, elimination of annual licensing and extension to typical 3-5 years network refreshes cycle out to 8-10+ years.
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