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Moxa Introduces EtherCatch IEC-G102-BP Series IPS

Moxa has introduced its new industrial cybersecurity solution, EtherCatch IEC-G102-BP Series IPS, EtherFire IEF-G9010 Series next-generation firewall, and Security Dashboard Console security management software.

moxaThis solution will shore up network defense for critical manufacturing and infrastructure, empowering business owners to get back to the new normal, quickly and safely.

As companies restart production after their factories have stood idle for several weeks or even months, they quickly realize that it is difficult to operate production processes that were designed to maximize efficiency. To ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, processes are being rearranged to reduce tasks that require multiple personnel to complete. Connecting more field devices, aggregating data, and performing remote monitoring to ramp up production have become the new normal for companies. However, a rise in interconnectivity between Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) also increases the attack surface and therefore introduces potential cyberthreats to the previously isolated industrial networks. Ultimately, the challenges that businesses face to reopen quickly and safely become more and more difficult.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020, large-scale cyberattacks and the subsequent breakdown of critical information infrastructure and networks, pose a major risk to the global economy. As the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also an ongoing effort to curb virtual viruses inside industrial environments. During the first five months of 2020, several cybersecurity incidents have affected critical manufacturing and infrastructure. For instance, production operations in the utility, health care, and manufacturing industries were disrupted by malware attacks. It is essential for companies to reduce potential cybersecurity risks that may consequently hinder their ability to get their industrial operations back up and running.

“Ramping up production to close the supply and demand gap especially for the high-tech manufacturing industry is now the first priority for our customers. Our customers asked us how to enhance industrial network security while keeping operations up and running. Our industrial cybersecurity solution is the answer. It includes critical IT cybersecurity technologies such as an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), a key component for defense-in-depth strategies, which has been specifically tailored to protect OT networks from cyberthreats without disrupting industrial operations,” said Minghao Cheng, Product Manager of Moxa’s Industrial Network Security Unit.

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Nitisha Dubey

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