Thales News Release

Korea Financial Telecommunications And Clearings Institute Deploys Thales Hardware Security Modules

November 17, 2010

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Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that its entire line of Datacryptor Ethernet Layer 2 network encryptors now have the capability to operate in multipoint meshed environments and support encrypted connections over end-to-end Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. The hardware-based, stand-alone security platforms deliver full duplex point-to- point and fully-meshed multipoint encryption of sensitive data over Ethernet collision domains. The 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps models secure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive and high-value data, voice, and video by protecting broadcast and multicast connections, addressing the market's need for high-speed security over wide area networks.

“The explosive growth in the volume of data used to carry out day-to-day business and the growing distributed operational environment are making organizations today more vulnerable than ever to data breaches that can have profound effects on their operation bottom-line and reputation. As a result, protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data where it is most vulnerable – in transit – has become paramount. Government and enterprise customers looking for a secure and cost-effective way of handling their data transport needs are turning to Ethernet Layer 2 encryption. Yielding minimum overhead and latency, the technology saves customers bandwidth cost and does not affect operational performance” says Franck Greverie, Thales Vice President in charge of information technology security activities. “Thales is dedicated to finding solutions to customer problems, and the introduction of a complete line of Layer 2 Ethernet encryptors addressing multipoint and MPLS applications offer unprecedented advantages allowing customers to better utilize their data transport infrastructure in a cost-effective and secure manner.”

Datacryptor recently received the Editor’s Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems for the security, compatibility and performance it provides commercial and government applications.

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The Information Technology Security activities of Thales

Thales is a leading global provider of data encryption solutions to the financial services, high technology manufacturing, government and technology sectors. With a 40-year track record of protecting corporate and government information, Thales solutions are used by four of the five largest energy and aerospace companies, 22 NATO countries, and they secure more than 70 percent of worldwide payment transactions. Thales has offices in France, Hong Kong, Norway, United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2009 the company generated revenues of €12.9 billion, with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.