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HIMA announces partnership with genua to enhance automation security

HIMA announces partnership with genua to enhance automation security

February 5, 2019 - HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH and genua GmbH, a specialist in IT security, have joined hands in a strategic partnership for automation security. Together they offer IT security solutions for the process and railway industries that fulfill safety and security standards. The key aspects are secure remote maintenance of plants and machines, encrypted communications over the Internet, and monitoring of industry protocols at critical network interfaces.

Safety and security are becoming more and more intertwined in the course of digitization. Over 35,000 TÜV-certified safety systems from HIMA have been deployed worldwide, while diverse solutions from genua provide industrial and public-sector customers with IT security in sensitive areas.

The hardware and software solutions from genua complement HIMA’s portfolio in the security domain. The partnership focuses on secure connectivity for mobile employees, encrypted communications over the Internet, interface monitoring, internal network segmentation with firewalls, and networking of highly critical facilities using data diodes.

As a specialist in IT security, genua has been part of the Bundesdruckerei Group since 2015. The company develops and produces IT security solutions in Germany. Frequent certifications and approvals by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) testify to the high quality of genua’s products.

The genubox solution, for example, enables secure remote maintenance access to plants and machines in virtually any location. The appliance is installed on the systems that need to be remotely monitored and supported by the manufacturer or service provider. If maintenance is needed, the genubox ensures security by establishing an encrypted and authenticated connection for data transmission, and its firewall function limits external access exclusively to the supported system so that other sensitive network areas of the customer cannot be reached through the maintenance access point.

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