Next generation of Tofino industrial security solutions

15 July 2014

Belden has released the next generation of its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems. 

The new Tofino Xenon and Tofino Configurator (TC 2.0) is said to offer a level of flexibility and customisation that enables network managers to easily upgrade their existing systems without downtime.

The enhancements allow for the easy installation of upgrades on live systems with minimal configuration. Ultimately, the new features will maximise network uptime by enhancing overall data security and reducing operational risks, says the company.

The Tofino Xenon is designed to withstand harsh conditions, while ensuring maximum data security for production networks. Other benefits include the addition of custom-built options, such as designated temperature ranges and software modules; compliance with global standards, customisable for use in electrical substations, hazardous environments or transportation systems; and easy integration into existing, live networks with no pre-configuration needs or risk of production disruptions.

“The Tofino Xenon is highly customisable. No matter the network engineer’s needs, this firewall can meet the security requirements of different protocols, industries and environments,” expalined 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.”

To configure and manage the Xenon appliances, Belden has also rolled out a complementary Windows-based management software. The 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. 

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