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AFM works by detecting very small changes in the amount of light received on a fiber link. When an intrusion is attempted, the light level changes because some of the light is redirected by the eavesdropper onto another fiber. AFM detects this intrusion and raises the alarm. The link can then either be shut down automatically, or an operator can be alerted to manually intervene.

Configuration is simple—just “set and forget”. Monitoring is nonstop, and any tampering or intrusion on your optical links is quickly detected. AFM is both sensitive and smart, so you won’t be bothered by false alarms.

AFM is a standard feature on all AlliedWare Plus switch series and firewall products and works with optical modules that support Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM). All Allied Telesis industrial-temperature SFP and SFP+ modules are DDM-capable.

Contact us to learn more about our active fiber monitoring solution.

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