|[July 14, 2014]
Belden Introduces Its Next Generation of Industrial Security Solutions
ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions
for mission-critical applications, has released the next generation of
its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems. The new Tofino
Xenon and Tofino
Configurator (TC 2.0) offer a level of flexibility and
customization that's unique to the industry, and enable network managers
to easily upgrade their existing systems without downtime.
The evolution of Belden's security hardware and software solutions now
include increased customization capabilities and improved ease of use.
The enhancements of these next-generation products allow industries,
such as oil and gas, power utilities and manufacturing, to easily
install upgrades on live systems with minimal configuration. Ultimately,
the new features will maximize network uptime by enhancing overall data
security and reducing operational risks.
The Tofino Xenon is designed to withstand the harshest
conditions, while ensuring maximum data security for production
networks. Other benefits of the Xenon include:
Custom-built options, such as designated temperature ranges and
Compliance with global standards, customizable for use in electrical
substations, hazardous environments or transportation systems.
Easy integration into existing, live networks with no
pre-configuration needs or risk of production disruptions.
"The Tofino Xenon is highly customizable. No matter the network
engineer's needs, this firewall can meet the security requirements of
different protocols, industries and environments," said Eric Byres,
chief technolog 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."
here to read more about the new Tofino Xenon security
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. With a more
intuitive user interface and simpler deployment process, the TC 2.0 also
easily integrates into third-party security products. Most importantly,
it offers built-in guidance for easy, accurate rule creation by
operations and engineering staff who may not be full-time network
"With the configurator, we wanted to make the implementation process
simple for both advanced users, and those just beginning to manage
network security," said Byres. "By using predefined templates, the TC
2.0 can intuitively propose a set of rules for the specific control
products used in a facility. It meets each user where they are, to make
industrial security easier to execute and manage."
To learn more about the Tofino Configurator 2.0, click
While evolving its other solutions, Tofino Security also added a new
loadable security module (LSM) to its offerings. The EtherNet/IP
Enforcer LSM provides deep content inspection and analysis for
the EtherNet/IP protocol, using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). The DPI
technology understands specific protocols and applies the appropriate
filters to enforce proper security policies to offer fine-grained
control of network traffic.
*Note: Current Belden customers with questions about
transitioning to Tofino Security's new solutions can contact their local
sales representative for more information.
An early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows Industrial IT
and is delivering the next generation of industrial networking
solutions. Its global brands - Hirschmann, GarrettCom (News - Alert) and Tofino
Security - are leading the way in the adoption of industrial Ethernet.
With a purpose-built portfolio, Belden's wired, wireless and embedded
products deliver the highest confidence of reliability, availability and
security. In addition, excellent warranties and dedicated customer
support minimize downtime, protect critical infrastructure and provide
peace of mind.
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal
transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio
designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of
industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions
targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts
of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at
the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in
1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing
capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more
information, visit us at www.belden.com;
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