Security threats: How fibre optic cabling can improve your network’s security

16th May 2023

Any firm operating in this day and age can take steps to protect their data as cyber threats become ever more prevalent. Installing fibre optic cabling is one great way to boost your network’s security. Here we will lay out how fibre optic cabling can improve network security and protect your business from ever-more sophisticated threats.

Fibre optic cabling is more secure than traditional copper cabling

Data is transmitted through fibre optic cabling as light signals. The thin glass or plastic fibres send the light through at speed close to the speed of light. Fibre optic cabling is much more difficult to tap into than traditional copper cabling. This means your data will be much more secure with fibre.

Fibre optic cabling is resistant to interference

One problem with older copper cabling is the susceptibility to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). You are much less likely to experience disruptions or signal degradation with fibre. This means fibre is more reliable. It transmits data with fewer interruptions and means your network is more likely to be secure.

Fibre optic cabling provides better encryption

You are much less likely to fall victim to cyber criminals if you have sold encryption protocols. These encryption protocols make it much harder for interceptors to access sensitive data. Encrypted fibre optic cabling means you can rest assured that your business data remains confidential and secure.

Fibre optic cabling offers greater bandwidth

You may have heard the word bandwidth thrown around without really knowing how this affects you. Put simply, bandwidth is a range of frequencies within a given band, used for transmitting a signal.

With greater bandwidth, data can be transmitted more quickly and effectively, reducing the time that data is vulnerable to cyber threats. More complex security measures can also be applied when you have a greater bandwidth to play with. Firewalls and intrusion detection systems are two examples. This will also not impact on network performance.

Fibre optic cabling is easier to monitor

So, you’ve installed your fibre cabling, what happens next? Going forwards, your fibre cabling will be much easier than copper to monitor for potential breaches of security. This is due to the fact that fibre optic cabling transmits data as light signals. Therefore, it is possible to detect anomalies and usual patterns in transmission. This means businesses can identify and respond to potential threats as soon as they are detected.

Fibre optic cabling can significantly improve network security for businesses. By using fibre optic cabling, businesses can benefit from increased security, better encryption, greater bandwidth, and improved monitoring capabilities. If you’re interested in learning more about how fibre optic cabling can benefit your business, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a customised solution tailored to your needs.

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