Arbit & OPSWAT Offer Safe and Secure Data Flow for High Security Networks

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Arbit & OPSWAT have teamed up to offer a secure data flow solution to provide safe and threat-free communication between low security and high security networks as used in critical infrastructure and classified networks.

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We are pleased to partner with OPSWAT to offer this joint solution since it enables critical infrastructure and classified networks to improve productivity while maintaining the highest security standards

OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, and Arbit Security, specialized in high-end IT security products, today announced their partnership to provide secure and threat-free data flow for high security networks, including Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks and Government and Military classified networks.

Aspen Institute Research recently reported that 9 out of 10 IT security professionals at 625 critical infrastructure organizations have experienced at least one attack on secure systems in their organization over the past year. More than 59 percent of these cyber attacks resulted in actual physical damage, underlining the need for increased security measures at critical infrastructure facilities and other high security networks.

Most high security networks are disconnected from the corporate network to increase security (so-called air-gapped networks). However, since this severely hampers productivity, some secure networks are being connected to the Internet, making them more vulnerable to attacks. According to the 2015 Dell Security Annual Threat Report, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the United States experienced more cyber attacks than other countries since their SCADA systems are increasingly connected to the Internet.

To improve productivity while maintaining high security, OPSWAT and Arbit have teamed up to provide a secure and threat-free connection between high and low security networks. The combination of OPSWAT’s Metascan multi anti-malware scanning and data sanitization capabilities along with Arbit’s one-way data diode ensures that data entering secure networks is free from known and unknown threats and that no data can leave the secure network. In addition, OPSWAT’s portable media scanning kiosk Metadefender can thoroughly scan all portable media files for malware, and securely transfer allowed files into the secure, air-gapped network through Arbit’s data diode.

Rasmus Borch, Founder and CEO of Arbit Security, said: “We are pleased to partner with OPSWAT to offer this joint solution since it enables critical infrastructure and classified networks to improve productivity while maintaining the highest security standards.”

Benny Czarny, CEO of OPSWAT said: “By combining Arbit’s expertise in unidirectional gateways and OPSWAT’s robust multi-scanning, data sanitization, and portable media security technology, customers can benefit from safe, reliable, and threat-free communications in high security networks”.

Register for the Webinar ‘How to secure data flows in high security networks’ on August 25th, where OPSWAT and Arbit will be demonstrating their joint solution.

About Metascan
Metascan is a powerful and flexible multi-scanning solution that can quickly scan files with multiple anti-malware engines to detect and block advanced threats. By using up to 40 anti-malware engines from vendors like Symantec, ESET, McAfee, and many others, Metascan technology increases detection rates for all types of malware without the hassle of licensing and maintaining multiple antivirus engines. An evaluation version of Metascan is available from the OPSWAT portal.

About Arbit Security
Founded in 2006, Arbit Security specializes in high-end security products, including its unidirectional data diode solution. Arbit Security is based in Denmark and helps secure high security networks throughout the world.

About OPSWAT
OPSWAT is a San Francisco-based software company that provides solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure. Founded in 2002, OPSWAT delivers solutions that provide manageability of endpoints and networks, and help organizations protect against zero day attacks by using multiple antivirus engine scanning and document sanitization. OPSWAT’s intuitive applications and comprehensive development kits are deployed by SMB, enterprise and OEM customers to more than 100 million endpoints worldwide.

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