Automation, Control & Plant Intelligence News Updates
Fox-IT partners with MatrikonOPC for secure OPC connectivity solutions
EDMONTON, AB, MARCH 15, 2011 - MatrikonOPC? announced today that Fox-IT has become the newest member of its Global Partner Network. Fox-IT will integrate MatrikonOPC's full range of OPC Servers into its Fox DataDiode-a solution used to securely transmit data between networks that have different levels of security. By leveraging the secure, reliable MatrikonOPC Servers, Fox DataDiode can now be used to prevent sensitive data or control systems found on SCADA networks from being accessed or compromised by applications running on low-security networks.
MatrikonOPC connectors allow Fox DataDiode to securely connect to virtually any SCADA device on the market. This solution effectively protects vulnerable SCADA systems from external threats while still allowing status information to be sent out of the SCADA network in real-time.
"Fox-IT's business is focused on securing and protecting process control data from cyber attacks. By choosing MatrikonOPC connectivity, Fox-IT provides its customers with the most secure and reliable connectivity solutions in the market," said Drew Brydon, MatrikonOPC Vendor Partner Program manager.
"Today's process control systems need strong protective measures against the ever growing list of cyber threats. By leveraging MatrikonOPC secure data connectivity for control systems, Fox DataDiode delivers exceptional levels of security for SCADA systems without compromising the customers' business requirements," said Dirk Peeters, vice president of Business Development at Fox-IT.
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Fox-IT (http://www.Fox-it.com/) 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.
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.
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