Bayshore launches industrial security appliance, OTfuse Lite

OTfuse Lite

Cybersecurity firm Bayshore Networks has announced OTfuse Lite, an automatically configured industrial security appliance and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) designed for easy deployment and use by automation engineers. The new product was added to the company’s modular industrial control cybersecurity line of products and secures non-critical assets in operational technology (OT) and industrial control networks.

Aimed at those applications that do not require the mission-critical availability of the original OTfuse line, the OTfuse Lite appliance delivers advanced threat detection, policy learning, and enforcement in a solid-state device with a five-year warranty. It also delivers the advantages of the OTfuse technology at a price point of US$999 MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price).

The OTfuse Lite physical device is located in front of critical endpoints securing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), variable frequency drive (VFDs), and other network-connected devices. It learns and enforces normal operations for the environment and eliminates threats to OT assets in real-time. 

It also protects the OT network from unauthorized configuration changes, device resets, device reads, logic updates, and message values, and forms a last line of defense protecting plant assets from unauthorized or unintended misuse. It can provide protection for up to three devices at the under $1000 rate.

“Combining the OTfuse product family along with NetWall, our Unidirectional Gateway product family and OTaccess, our product family of Secure Remote Access products, Bayshore offers our Channel Partners and end customers the fullest range of OT/ICS Cyber protection under one umbrella,” Kevin Senator, CEO Bayshore Networks, said in a press statement.

“We are excited that Bayshore has brought this advanced OT IPS Capability below a $1000 price point,” said Tom Schiller, president of AutomaTech, a Bayshore reseller and vendor of industrial technology solutions focused on improving operational performance and security. “Many of our customers can use OTfuse Lite for non-critical applications and integrate them with OTfuse Standard for more critical applications, all managed from the Bayshore Management console.”

Earlier this year, Bayshore Networks released an integrated product line called OpShield NextGeneration that combined GE Digital’s OpShield security technology with Bayshore’s Deep Content Inspection and Advanced Policy Learning and Enforcement. 

The OpShield NextGeneration line will deliver industrial cybersecurity and active prevention/protection for industrial equipment, including PLCs, human-machine interface (HMIs), and engineering workstations. Bayshore will be the exclusive provider of the combined technology to global customers through GE Digital, Bayshore, and other  channels.

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