Elecsys Corp., has released patent-pending zONeGUARD, a new addition to the company’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) telemetry product line.
“zONeGUARD is an ideal solution to provide our customers with enhanced data and communications security while allowing the continued use of existing monitoring and control equipment with established data acquisition systems,” said Scott Tampke, chief sales officer at Elecsys.
It seen that for the industrial data systems that are used within the nation’s critical infrastructure, the cyber security requirements are expanding. Elecsys zONeGUARD provides a security solution for industrial communication networks, ensuring both data encryption and authentication, according to company officials.
Combined with multiple remote devices, the zONeGUARD system comprises of a single host device, which is simple to interface with both current and legacy data acquisition systems via a wide area or local area network. In addition, it may be used with existing virtual private networks (VPNs).
With the zONeGUARD remote devices, users can extend “cutting-edge” cyber security capabilities to their current field equipment, eliminating the need to replace extensive populations of existing equipment.
Additionally, zONeGUARD’s intrusion detection system (IDS) provides operators with a powerful and concise method of detecting and reporting attempted system intrusions, said company officials.
Company officials said that zONeGUARD offers the functionality of a terminal server by providing secure communication links between serial COM and Ethernet field devices with the TCP/IP gateway computer. SSH security protocol is used with authentication enabled by dynamic rotating keys
Elecsys is a provider of machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications worldwide.
Earlier this month, the company announced the selection of Gulf Energy Solutions Corporation (GESCORP) as the new distribution partner for the company’s mobile computing and asset management products.Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf