Leading OPC connectivity software combined with Fox DataDiode provides the highest levels of security and interoperability for Process Control Systems in critical infrastructure industries
- Combined MatrikonOPC/Fox-IT solution leverages the Fox DataDiode to protect sensitive SCADA infrastructure from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, including Stuxnet-class malware and Night Dragon attacks, yet allows information to be shared safely in real-time with back-office systems and other networks to improve business decision making, operational efficiencies and customer service.
- Fox DataDiode gives SCADA networks the most secure protection on the market today by enabling one-way data transmission from a SCADA network and physically preventing electronic access to the sending network.
- The combined solution is immediately available for Process Control Systems at power plants, water treatment facilities, oil and gas refineries, public transportation, global banks, and other critical infrastructure.
Delft, The Netherlands—March 21, 2011 — Fox-IT announced today a partnership with MatrikonOPC that integrates Fox DataDiode with MatrikonOPC connectivity software. The combined solution provides the highest levels of security and interoperability for SCADA networks, including protection from sophisticated cyber threats such as Stuxent and Night Dragon.
MatrikonOPC is a leading provider of data connectivity software that enables connectivity to virtually any process control device. Fox DataDiode adds to the already high levels of security built into MatrikonOPC server software with secure one-way data transfers from SCADA systems. Common Criteria EAL7+ certified and approved for connection of networks up to and including NATO Secret, Fox DataDiode allows data to flow from the critical part of SCADA infrastructure for information updates and physically prevents electronic access to the infrastructure.
“Just as manufacturers seek to integrate systems across their extended enterprise for real-time business visibility and decision making, critical infrastructure companies need similar access to data from their SCADA networks. The combination of MatrikonOPC with Fox DataDiode enables data to be safely sent from SCADA networks in real time for business decisions while minimizing exposure to cyber threats,” said Drew Brydon, MatrikonOPC Vendor Partner Program Manager.
“Stuxnet and Night Dragon prove that SCADA systems remain vulnerable, even with air gap and other security measures. Our partnership with MatrikonOPC is a significant step for protecting infrastructure industries and the populations they serve,” said Dirk Peeters, Vice President of Business Development at Fox-IT.
The combined solution utilizes Fox DataDiode on MatrikonOPC value-added products including OPC Buffer, OPC Desktop Historian and OPC HistoryLink for connectivity to MatrikonOPC server software in a SCADA network, and is immediately available for Process Control Systems at power plants, water treatment facilities, oil and gas refineries, public transportation, global banks, and other critical infrastructure.
MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com.
Fox-IT specializes in cyber defense, IT Security, lawful interception and digital forensics solutions, providing completely secure, easy-to-use and automated products for data transport, interpretation and archiving to dozens of government defense and intelligence agencies, systems integrators and commercial organizations worldwide. Fox-IT solutions maintain the security of government systems up to “state secret level” sensitivity, critical infrastructure and process control networks, and other highly confidential data. The company also provides services including IT security audits, digital forensic investigations, training programs and managed security services. Established in 1999, Fox-IT is based in the Netherlands and works with trusted partners in more than 20 countries.
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