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Belden updates Tofino Security solutions to be configurable

July 14, 2014 - Belden updated its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems. Updates include EtherNet/IP Enforcer , Tofino Xenon and Tofino Configurator (TC 2.0) that enable network managers to easily upgrade their existing systems without downtime.
Industries, such as oil and gas, power utilities and manufacturing, can easily install upgrades on live systems with minimal configuration.

The EtherNet/IP Enforcer LSM provides deep content inspection and analysis for the EtherNet/IP protocol, using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). The DPI technology understands specific protocols and applies the appropriate filters to enforce proper security policies to offer fine-grained control of network traffic.

Xenon is designed to withstand harsh conditions, while ensuring maximum data security for production networks. Other benefits of the Xenon include:

  • Custom-built options, such as designated temperature ranges and software modules.
  • Compliance with global standards, customizable for use in electrical substations, hazardous environments or transportation systems.
  • Easy integration into existing, live networks with no pre-configuration needs or risk of production disruptions.

TC 2.0 was developed with input from a major oil company and designed to be faster and easier to use. Predefined templates enable the software to accommodate both basic and advanced network security needs. With a more intuitive user interface and simpler deployment process, the TC 2.0 also easily integrates into third-party security products. Most importantly, it offers built-in guidance for easy, accurate rule creation by operations and engineering staff who may not be full-time network security experts.

“The Tofino Xenon is highly customizable. No matter the network engineer’s needs, this firewall can meet the security requirements of different protocols, industries and environments,” said Eric Byres, chief technology officer at Belden’s Tofino Security. “It’s designed to be safely installed on a running network with no pre-configuration, and the hardware comes loaded with the required software. Our goal is for companies to build industrial security solutions their way.”

“With the configurator, we wanted to make the implementation process simple for both advanced users, and those just beginning to manage network security,” said Byres. “By using predefined templates, the TC 2.0 can intuitively propose a set of rules for the specific control products used in a facility. It meets each user where they are, to make industrial security easier to execute and manage.”

About Belden
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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