ForceShield Unveils GatewayShield to Secure Industrial IoT and OT Devices

16-Apr-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 7:05 PM Print This Post

Plug-and-play appliance delivers bi-directional protection for
multiple devices and networks

the IoT Defender, today announced GatewayShield, a dedicated
plug-and-play appliance that provides dynamic security protection for
Internet of Things devices and Operational Technology (OT) networks.
GatewayShield defends industrial networks from known or unknown threats,
and quarantines compromised devices in the event of attacks, offering
protection in both directions – from OT to IT, or IT to OT.

GatewayShield’s function is to protect industrial networks from
vulnerability threats, password guessing, and botnet attacks. Because it
uses ForceShield’s Dynamic Transformation Technology, GatewayShield is
able to secure network-attached devices without installing an agent or
upgrading firmware, limiting risk of exposure from external threats.
Dynamic Transformation Technology improves system resilience and
increases complexity and cost for attackers while it limits exposure and
opportunities for attack.

“As the number of OT devices connected to the Internet rises, so does
the threat of automated attacks,” said Yu-Min Lin, ForceShield
co-founder and CTO. “ForceShield is the only security provider
transcending the barriers between IT, IoT, and OT. Dynamic
Transformation effectively changes the security paradigm from reactive
to proactive, even on industrial networks with legacy devices.”

ForceShield is offering demos of GatewayShield
and other IoT
and IIoT
security solutions based on Dynamic Transformation
technology at the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco, at booth #5104,
North Expo Hall, April 16-20. Visitors to the ForceShield booth will
have a chance to win prizes in a drawing held each day at 3:00pm April
17-19 for the newest iPad Wi-Fi 32GB Gold.

GatewayShield & Dynamic Transformation Defend Industrial
Networks and Devices

GatewayShield Features   Why it Matters
GatewayShield aggregates security functions to protect SCADA/HMI
servers and connected devices bi-directionally, from IT to OT and OT
to IT.
  Exposed devices built for industrial networks are now protected from
intrusion and vulnerability once they are connected to the Internet;
external attacks from IT to OT are stopped at the point of
GatewayShield sends alerts and logs to SIEM by Syslog; integrates
with Security Automation Orchestration (SAO) platforms, command line
and RESTful API interfaces.
  Dynamic Transformation technology is compatible with existing
detect-to-protect consoles and systems, and brings new capability to
assess exposed services, baseline device behavior, and harden
management interfaces to improve security.

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About ForceShield

ForceShield, the IoT Defender, is the world’s first dynamic security
provider to the IoT industries. ForceShield’s cybersecurity solutions
help device manufacturers, system integrators and OEM bring secure IoT
products to market. ForceShield is the trusted provider of IoT
protection to the world’s largest high-end home router vendor, and
national governments. ForceShield’s investors include Eight Roads
(Fidelity International) and Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited
(SCEA). ForceShield is privately held with offices in Palo Alto, and an
R&D center in Asia. For more information:


SIPR for ForceShield
Judy Curtis, +1 650-274-1509
[email protected]


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