Thales CV1000 Network Encryptor

Additional Info

Company size (employees)10,000 or more
Type of solutionSoftware


The Thales CV1000 (CV1000) is a hypervisor (or software) based encryptor that allows secure transmission of data between end points, physical or virtual. As data in motion is under constant attack, the CV1000 provides customers with a single platform to ‘encrypt everywhere’— from network traffic between data centers and the headquarters to backup and disaster recovery sites, whether on premises or in the cloud.

Virtualized encryption functions provide the scalability, simplicity flexibility, as well as much needed cost-efficiencies demanded by IT and data networks managers. The CV1000 gives IT and data network managers the ability to respond to changing business needs, meet the increasing demand for agility, and provides data protection across the extended and virtualized WAN—all the way to the network edge. The CV1000 provides organizations with an operational and expense friendly alternative to using a hardware appliance for securing data in motion across networks and meeting security and compliance requirements. By using a virtualized encryption appliance organizations can remotely scale up network encryption to meet increased capacity demands or quickly make policy changes across multiple networks, while eliminating the cost for additional rack space.

The CV1000 is the first high speed encryptor to offer Transport Independent Mode, meaning it is network layer independent (Layer 2, Layer 3, and Layer 4) and protocol agnostic. By supporting Layer 3, the CV1000 offers network operators more configuration options using TCP/IP routing for securing critical data. Because it’s software-controlled, the CV1000 enables greater flexibility and responsiveness in network architecture, as well as opportunities to expand the network scale quickly. The CV1000 also supports Quantum Resistant Algorithms (QRA), which are essential today for long-term data protection of any organization’s most sensitive and long-life data today against tomorrow’s quantum threats.

How we are different

• Network Independent Encryption
When configured in Transport Independent Mode (TIM) the Thales High Speed Encrytpors perform offer an unprecedented encryption offering that encrypts end-to-end network layers 2-4 concurrently. This provides the end user with a tuneless encryption experience that minimizes overhead and supports modern network initiatives around connectivity and scalability

• Quantum Safe
Implementing the NIST finalist for Quantum Safe Algorithms allows network and security administrators to deploy quantum safe solutions today. The hybrid approach to using NIST approved and certified algorithms in conjunction with the proposed quantum safe algorithms provides a turnkey solution to implementing a quantum safe architecture.

• Crypto Agile
Thales High Speed Encryption (HSE) offers the ability to update and modify the underlying crypto architecture to meet the latest technical requirements and mitigate against emerging security risks. The flexible architecture supports long-term re-programmability without performance degradation and current advanced features such as AES s-box modifications, Quantum safe algorithms, bring your own entropy, and design your own curve features.