World's Only Complete Ethernet Portfolio

SafeNet is the world’s only provider of a complete portfolio of Ethernet security solutions from network encryption appliances for enterprise, telecommunications, and government organizations to embedded security systems for network equipment manufacturers.

Certified Assurance

The SafeNet family of high speed encryption products provides the assurance of FIPS-, Common Criteria- and CAPs* certified security. Designed to support the growing movement towards these Ethernet services, the Ethernet Encryptors secure sensitive data more efficiently than higher layer protocols, thereby lowering the cost of network security and compliance.

Reduce Cost and Complexity of Compliance

As companies look to reduce the cost and complexity of compliance, carriers are providing more Layer 2 network services. Encryption at this layer, such as Ethernet, is the superior solution to protecting data in motion over the WAN, where it can be done with low latency and no additional increase in bandwidth.

Ease of Administration

SafeNet Ethernet Encryptors offer central management that provides ease of administration and audit reporting across multiple circuits and network protocols.  We offer a range of Ethernet encryptors up to 10 Gbps.

*Approved models only  

High Speed Network Encryptors at a Glance: 

CN6000 Series Encryptors : Scalable, efficient and certified - up to 10 Gbps - maximum protection of network data without performance compromise.

  • CN6100 10 Gbps Ethernet Encryptor: Scalable, efficient Ethernet encryption from 1 Gbps up to 10 Gbps for high speed network data security without compromise

  • CN6040 Ethernet/Fibre Channel Encryptor: Versatile Ethernet from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps Ethernet, or 1, 2, or 4 Gbps Fibre Channel encryption for data in flight across storange area networks (SAN)

  • CN6010 Ethernet Encryptor: Cost-effective, scalable and simple to use platform that is user configurable to provide highly secure, full line rate transparent Ethernet encryption from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

CN4010 Ethernet Encryptor for SMEs

  • Low-cost, high efficiency Ethernet encryption from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps via a desktop device

  • Entry-level HSE solution for commercial Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) sector customers or larger organizations with modest network needs

CN3000 Series Ethernet/SONET Encryptors

  • High Speed Ethernet and SONET Encryption up to 10 Gbps, including triple certified models

  • Key generation and distribution capability removes reliance on external key servers, providing a robust, fault-tolerant security architecture

CN1000 Series Multi-Speed, Multi-Protocol Encryptors

  • Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Link and ATM network encryption, including triple certified models

  • Providing highly secure, full line rate data encryption, our platforms are also the ideal solution for securing Storage Area Networks (SAN’s) at 1, 2 or 4 Gbps

Ethernet Encryption Management Platforms

SafeNet Security Management Center (SMC) Management Platform: Robust, web-based enterprise grade network management for high speed encryptors that streamlines management of SafeNet high speed encryptors deployed on the network

CN and CS Series Ethernet Encryptors' Specifications:















Protocol and application transparent

Common Criteria certified

FIPS certified

CAPS certified





Low overhead full duplex line-rate encryption



Ultra low latency for high performance



Front panel access for all interfaces





Support for external (X.509v3) CAs

Robust AES encryption algorithm

CRL and OCSP server support

Automatic key management

Flexible encryption policy engine

Encrypts Unicast, Multicast and Broadcast traffic

Policy based on MAC address or VLAN ID

Support for Jumbo frames



Self-healing key management in the event of network outages

Per packet confidentiality and integrity with AES-GCM encryption

Smart network discovery and automatic connection establishment

Centralized configuration and management using CM7 or SMC







Remote management using SNMPv3 (inband and out-of-band)

FPGA based cut-through architecture



Tamper resistant and evident enclosure

Dual swappable AC-DC power supplies




User replaceable fans andbattery module





Fully interoperable with related CN/CS models

Features and Benefits

  • Government and defense grade assurance certified
  • Certified FIPS, Common Criteria, and CAPS*
  • No-compromise certified performance provides exceptional assurance, network performance and peace of mind
    • Near-zero latency
    • Maximum bandwidth
    • Minimum overhead
    • Scalable and flexible
    • Simple to manage
  • Secure transmission of data through Layer 2 networks
  • Defense-grade and ultra-reliable 99.999% up-time data security
  • FPGA flexibility:
    • Field Programmable Gate Array chip technology
    • Provides cut-through architecture
    • Enabling customization
  • Hardware flexibility not enabled by ASICs
  • Our high-speed encryptor technology is used by governments, defense forces and commercial organizations in more than 25 countries.

 *Specific models

CN Series Ethernet Encryptors At-a-Glance: 

CN6000 Series Encryptors

  • State-of-the-art performance efficiencies
  • Up to 10 Gbps
  • Interoperable with all CN/CS encryptors
  • Protocols: Ethernet, Fiber Channel
  • Flexible AC/DC and user replaceable elements
  • Certifications: FIPS 140-2 Level 3, Common Criteria EAL2+

CN3000 Encryptor

  • Proven performance and dependability
  • Up to 10 Gbps
  • Interoperable
  • Protocols: Ethernet, SONET/SDH
  • Certifications: FIPS 140-2 Level 3, Common Criteria EAL4+, CAPS Baseline*

    *Specific models

CN4010 Encryptor

  • Cost-effective security without compromise
  • Up to 1 Gbps
  • Interoperable with all CN/CS encryptors
  • Protocols: Ethernet
  • Certifications in process: FIPS 140-2 Level 3, Common Criteria EAL2+

CN1000 Encryptor

  • Proven performance and dependability
  • Up to 1 Gbps
  • Interoperable
  • Protocols: Ethernet, Fiber Channel, SONET/SDH, ATM, E1/T1
  • Certifications: FIPS 140-2 Level 3, Common Criteria EAL4+, CAPS Baseline