Trend Micro announces Industrial IPS array to protect large-scale industrial networks

TXOne industrial IPS array

Cybersecurity software company Trend Micro Incorporated recently announced a first of its kind intent-based industrial IPS array for operational technology. EdgeIPS Pro is designed to protect large-scale industrial networks from critical attacks while reducing operating expenses and capital expenditures.

“As we face an ever-changing digital landscape, the successful convergence of IT and OT is now critical to business,” said Akihiko Omikawa, executive vice president of IoT security for Trend Micro and chairman of TXOne Networks, in a press release. “Adding EdgeIPS Pro as an integral part of Trend Micro’s Smart Factory Security Solution is a milestone for protecting large-scale industrial networks on the shop floor. The IT-friendly deployment and management allows organizations to continue running operations while keeping serious threats at bay.”

The new cybersecurity appliance was built to natively support OT multi-segmentation with IT-friendly deployment and management. It has been designed to meet the needs of global smart factory owners in industries like automotive and semiconductor manufacturing, who run centrally-managed or highly-automated factories featuring multiple production lines. The industrial IPS array features TXOne’s one-pass Deep Packet Inspection technology, enabling network segmentation capabilities by firewall/IPS/protocol filter capability with deeper and wider industrial network protocol support.

“The lack of network segmentation to stop malware propagation is the most common issue in the control network layer and a real challenge for ICS environments as they require deeper and wider industrial network protocol support,” Dr. Terence Liu, General Manager for TXOne Networks, said in the release. “EdgeIPS Pro allows administrators to organize network segmentation by business intention.”

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