Cybersecurity company Bayshore Networks announced today the release of a new solution for securing industrial and critical infrastructure networks. SCADAwall™ is a hardware device that provides safe, non-routable, one-way data transfer from trusted sources on the plant floor to outside destinations.
“Everybody wants to get data directly and securely from the plant floor to corporate business destinations for tasks like replication, analytics, security threat hunting and decision support,” Eric Byres, inventor of Tofino Security, and CEO of supply-chain security company aDolus, said in a press release. “‘Until SCADAwall, this has been complex and expensive for most organizations to do.”
SCADAwall transfers are completed via data diodes that provide an air gap bridge. The hardware physically separates, secures and isolates sensitive equipment in the trusted plant zone. This protects industrial and critical infrastructure networks from internet exposure or malicious activity while allowing critical plant data to flow into corporate business systems.
According to Bayshore Networks, the new solution allows for file transfers and server replication from trusted to untrusted networks with guaranteed delivery and provable file validation. SCADAwall allows for content-inspection and policy enforcement for data in-transit without the use of bandwidth-intensive retransmission methods.
“What makes SCADAwall unique and attractive to our customers is that we leverage multiple patent-pending techniques and multiplexed connections to deliver guaranteed throughput as fast as 1 gigabit per second,” Toby Weir-Jones, Chief Product Officer at Bayshore Networks, said in the release. “We use standard, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware for the base systems, which significantly reduces cost. In addition, we implement our protocol break across dedicated high-speed serial interface cards installed in each system and apply our unique industrial content inspection engine to analyze data in-transit. This allows us to enforce customer’s policies if desired to deny and quarantine unauthorized or unsafe file transfers.”
SCADAwall is available now, with shipments available by July 15, 2020. For more information visit www.bayshorenetworks.com/scadawall.