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Hirschmann and Innominate Form Industrial Security Alliance

The Berlin-based security specialist Innominate Security Technologies AG and Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, located in Neckartenzlingen, Germany, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. The starting point for the alliance will be a joint trade fair stand at the Interkama+ “Secure Automation” (hall 7, stand A43), the international lead fair for process automation within the Hannover Messe. Both companies will present innovative solutions covering the fields of industrial security and Industrial Ethernet.

In the spotlight at the joint trade fair stand will be the presentation of a security solution for remote maintenance conducted via the Internet, which is based on the “Eagle mGuard” industry firewall co-developed by the two companies. Under the auspices of the partnership, Innominate’s complete portfolio of mGuard security appliances now features the “Industrial HiVision” network management software from Hirschmann. Additionally, Hirschmann offers its customers technical support for the entire mGuard product portfolio.

Dr. Klaus Zwerina, Marketing Director at Hirschmann, welcomes the expanded co-operation: “Network security in convergent industrial networks is a top priority for us. Particularly the advancement of Ethernet at the field level requires specially integrated security procedures.”

Andreas Beierer, Director of Marketing & Alliances at Innominate, adds “This alliance clearly shows how closely the areas of Industrial Ethernet and industrial security are intertwined. A strategic sales and marketing co-operation with Hirschmann offers major advantages to customers and partners of both manufacturers.”

Eagle mGuard, a product co-developed by the two companies and previously marketed under the names mGuard industrial and EAGLE, plus the entire mGuard product line, form the security platform through which production systems can be securely networked, enabling remote maintenance and monitoring via encrypted VPN tunnels.

About Hirschmann Automation and Control
Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH offers a broad range of products for data communication via Ethernet in the industrial sector, extending from network components via fiber interfaces to connectors. In addition to the latter, the company offers a comprehensive service portfolio. Hirschmann Automation and Control has its own production plants in Germany as well as subsidiaries in numerous European countries, the USA and Asia. In 2005 the company achieved a turnover of 170 million EUR with 1,000 employees worldwide.

About Innominate Security Technologies AG
The Berlin-based Innominate Security Technologies AG, founded in 2001, is a specialist for security appliances used in industrial communication environments (M2M) and for safeguarding individual IT systems. With its mGuard product line, the company offers firewall, VPN and virus protection functionalities. The mGuard appliances are sold in a range of types, including dongles, PCI cards, blade servers, DIN rail devices or Ethernet switches.
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