Belden Helps Simplify Industrial Security with Unidirectional Ethernet Network Appliance

New Data Diode Offers Protection and Supervision for Mission-Critical Applications

St. Louis, Missouri - September 20, 2018 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released the new Hirschmann Rail Data Diode. The appliance secures mission-critical Ethernet networks through guaranteed one-way data traffic, while also transferring data out of the secure part of the system in a highly controlled, deterministic manner.

"Many of today's industrial operations rely on mission-critical networks, or have some part of their system that requires a high-degree of security. Effective supervision requires access to data without putting the system at risk to cyber threats," said Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Belden. "The physical nature of the Hirschmann Rail Data Diode makes it a compelling solution to guaranteeing Ethernet network security and reliably protecting systems against cyber-attacks."
With the Hirschmann Rail Data Diode, industrial organizations can improve overall operations and control, in addition to:
• Reliably protecting networks from external cyber threats through singular data flow.
• Securely transferring Ethernet data to the public internet without putting the system at risk.
• Easily explaining product functionality for simpler governmental approval processes.
The Hirschmann Rail Data Diode is best used in applications where data from mission-critical systems must be transferred via the public internet. The appliance is ideal for industries with vital applications, such as critical infrastructures in transportation, power and chemical plants.
For more information on the new Hirschmann Rail Data Diode, please visit:
http://www.hirschmann.com/en/Hirschmann_Produkte/Industrial_Ethernet/security-firewall/Rail-Data-Diode/index.phtml


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