Securing Your Business From The Inside With Passive Optical LAN

by | Jun 21, 2021 | Blog

Securing Your Business From The Inside With Passive Optical LAN

Again, the global news feeds are filled with cybersecurity breaches, internet meltdowns and ransomware events. Staying ahead of the bad actors is a monumental task for IT and networking professionals. Unfortunately, when these breaches do happen, they cost companies millions of dollars.

Making matters worse is the fact that the hackers have the advantage. That is, if the IT pros close thousand security gaps in a network, the criminals will simply move to the next opening. Staying ahead of the bad people is nearly impossible, and as the IT security industry takes great effort to harden the higher application layers of the corporate LAN against cybersecurity threats, the physical infrastructure and equipment will likely become the next target.

Tellabs® Optical LAN can drastically help improve corporations’ cybersecurity posture by immediately closing security gaps on the inside by:

  • Improving the physical LAN defensibility by reducing the attack surface
  • Enabling consistent protection policies that are centrally managed
  • All while reducing human error and increasing network stability.

Tellabs Optical LAN improves the physical LAN defensibility because fiber cabling is inherently more secure than copper cabling and an OLAN design eliminates hundreds, and even thousands, of points of vulnerability. OLAN’s significant reduction in attack surface is an ideal architecture for Zero Trust security model initiatives.

Furthermore, the centralized intelligence and management of OLAN assures the implementation of consistent, repeatable security policies and procedures while reducing human error. This is accomplished by utilizing global profiles in the Tellabs® Panorama™ PON Manager that set the security parameters for OLTs, ONTs, cards, ports and subtended devices.

Finally, human error and network downtime both negatively impact the defensibility of the LAN. It is better to take advantage of OLAN’s operational efficiencies with low human touch, more machine-to-machine automation and industry leading reliability greatly improves a companies’ cybersecurity posture.

If you are interested in reading more about how Optical LAN eliminates security vulnerability from the inside, you can visit our security webpage, and we invite you to connect with us on Facebook, LinkedInTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

John Hoover, Tellabs Marketing Director
John Hoover
Director of Marketing
John Hoover is a Marketing Director at Tellabs and 2024 Board Chair of the Association for Promoting Optical LAN (APOLAN). Over the past 20 years, John has influenced industry milestones such as early passive optical network deployments, video implementations, wireless and more recently enterprise Passive Optical LAN adoption.

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