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Wurldtech releases Achilles NGFW Firewall

October 092014
Wurldtech releases Achilles NGFW Firewall

October 9, 2014 – Wurldtech Security Technologies released Achilles Industrial Next Gen Firewall (NGFW) for operational technology (OT) environments. This purpose-built OT security solution monitors network traffic and blocks unexpected and malicious activity to help ensure maximum uptime and secure productivity for industrial operations.  

The Achilles Industrial NGFW inspects, secures and tracks industrial protocol traffic by combining the protection of a stateful firewall with intrusion prevention and application visibility and control. It offers an extremely easy-to-use graphical interface with drag-and-drop virtual zoning to simplify the management of security policy, the configuration of protection profiles, and the segmentation of the OT network. The solution also offers comprehensive industrial protocol analysis to provide industrial security visibility.

Achilles Industrial NGFW is a key addition to Wurldtech’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services that assess, protect, and certify critical infrastructure. This approach guides Wurldtech customers through three key steps for managing their cyber security lifecycle:

Assess – Through Achilles Test products and professional services, these solutions discover anomalies, then identify and assess the root cause of the associated vulnerability.
Protect – Through Achilles Industrial NGFW and Achilles Threat Intelligence Software, these solutions deliver industry-leading protection that quickly and seamlessly protects networks of unpatched devices against specific industrial vulnerabilities.  
Certify – Through Achilles Communications and Practices Certifications and Professional Services, these certifications help ensure that best practices are being followed for device security and development.

The Achilles Industrial Next Gen Firewall is available as a Perimeter unit suitable for deployments at the IT/OT boundary, as well as environmentally hardened Field units to secure remote assets.

“Network disruptions can often result in substantial downtime and productivity loss,” said Neil McDonnell, Wurldtech CEO. “System operators need specific protection to safeguard their industrial and SCADA operations, especially in markets like oil and gas, electric power, nuclear, chemical, manufacturing and water treatment. This latest addition to our broad portfolio of offerings delivers customers industry-leading threat intelligence to protect them from the persistent threat of cyber attack.”

“Infrequent patch windows and out-of support systems are an ongoing challenge for industrial organizations,” said Sid Snitkin, ARC Advisory Group Vice President, Enterprise Advisory Services.  “Next generation firewalls with virtual network segmentation and deep-packet inspection of industrial protocols offer a powerful means to deploy the required compensatory controls.  Ease of configuration and maintenance are essential to ensure that controls can be quickly developed and safely applied.”                      

About Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wurldtech, a GE company, is in the business of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Wurldtech works with both device manufacturers and system operators to provide protection for critical infrastructure against persistent and dynamic cyber threats. Customers worldwide spanning Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Water Treatment markets rely on Wurldtech products and services to reduce the risks and costs of a cyber attack, maximize system uptime and meet compliance mandates. Our Achilles® certification programs have been widely adopted by both manufacturers and operators to deliver third party benchmark testing of product and system security.

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