Getting More Secure With Dark Fiber

For years, financial institutions have been dark fiber enthusiasts. Up until recently, the reasons why have been fairly simple: control and speed, which serve as the key components for increasing or decreasing bandwidth. On Wall Street, having that “predictable ownership economic advantage” could make you millions and set you apart competitively. Couple that with having complete control over the network and the ability to manipulate bandwidth capacity at any given time, and financial institutions find themselves with a major advantage.

In today’s environment, network security breaches are not only talking points within the industry and throughout analyst reporting, but also sWall Streeterve as news bites across mainstream media. As data growth and – in turn – bandwidth needs increase all around the globe, companies are trying to accomplish two things; successfully fulfill their networking and storage needs by assessing and building out their networks, and doing so securely and without disruption to service.

Now financial institutions need to consider dark fiber for more reasons other than ownership economics and bandwidth control. Dark fiber is physically private, which enables users to control the equipment and software they deploy, thereby ensuring the utmost security parameters are met for their specific line of business. Additionally, building out a customized dark fiber network that connects to multiple strategic data center sites meets typical security standards and eliminates the possibility of loss of service.

“ have many hurdles to overcome when implementing a strategy that successfully meets the demands of their business,” comments John Trodden, Jr., SVP of Sales for Axiom Fiber Networks. “Bandwidth control is paramount in an ever-changing environment and having the ability to change bandwidth internally, without engaging your service provider, allows for greater economies of scale. Axiom Fiber provides Wall Street with a resilient, customized network that allows for ultimate control and peace of mind.”

In short, financial workloads require extreme bandwidth and secure connectivity that service providers who sell traditional Ethernet services simply cannot provide. The connection between firms and the data center rely on the speed of the network, and the potentially precarious amounts of data that financial fiMoneyrms control is best suited for a dark fiber network. By partnering with a dark fiber network whose interconnections to customers are competitive,  secure and compliant, is obviously the way to go.

When you’re ready to set yourself apart from other financial institutions on Wall Street, the Axiom sales team is ready to discuss the benefits and resiliency of the dark fiber we provide. We know the impact of downtime and are here to engineer the best solution for your peace of mind. The resilient network is in the dark fiber Axiom delivers with the Speed, Simplicity and Confidence your financial firm deserves.

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State of the Dark Fiber Union

Today we watch as the 45th President of the United States is inaugurated and instead of taking a step back to reflect on the state of our union, we are reflecting on the state of the dark fiber industry and what’s to come in the year ahead – after all, those tweets don’t share themselves.

Much like our great country, dark fiber has seen its fair share of highs and lows. The industry as a whole is seeing what only can be described as mild saturation, and analysts are predicting more consolidation. At Axiom, we operate within the New York City metro region, which strategically places us at the center of the connectivity universe, butAmerican Flag – not so strategically – also means we are surrounded by similar providers who offer similar services.


It’s not all doom and gloom though, because the truth remains that dark fiber is still in heavy demand and Axiom offers unparalleled service and custom solutions that knock out our competition. As you skim through your 2017 prediction reports, one thing is abundantly clear: data usage is growing exponentially. In the height of the Internet age, not only are financial institutions continuing to report dark fiber as a strategic asset, but government agencies and educational institutions are beginning to invest as well.

As verticals across the country bring their data online, bandwidth management and flexibility becomes essential to supporting heavy workloads. Dark fiber meets those bandwidth-intensive needs. With an ever-growing pool of applications on the rise, and increasingly simplified equipment management options, dark fiber infrastructure promises speed and control, as does Axiom Fiber.light-1502758_1280

For those service providers, enterprises both big and small, and public sector organizations looking to enhance network capabilities at its core, look no further than Axiom Fiber Networks’ dark fiber.

At Axiom Fiber we take a page out of American history and strive to be in business for the people, and that means offering our customers a strong network, without them having to relinquish any control. We pride ourselves on being able to mobilize quickly, change with the technology and adapt to any and all scenarios.

Start operating with speed, simplicity and confidence and contact us today.