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Date: 20/03/2011 07:00 PM

Leading OPC connectivity software combined with Fox DataDiode provides the highest levels of security and interoperability for Process Control Systems in critical infrastructure industries.

Key Facts:

• Combined MatrikonOPC/Fox-IT solution leverages the Fox DataDiode to protect sensitive SCADA infrastructure from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, including Stuxnet-class malware and Night Dragon attacks, yet allows information to be shared safely in real-time with back-office systems and other networks to improve business decision making, operational efficiencies and customer service.
• Fox DataDiode gives SCADA networks the most secure protection on the market today by enabling one-way data transmission from a SCADA network and physically preventing electronic access to the sending network.
• The combined solution is immediately available from partner name for Process Control Systems at power plants, water treatment facilities, oil and gas refineries, public transportation, global banks, and other critical infrastructure.



Abu Dhabi, UAE (March 19, 2011 12:00 PM) - Fox-IT announced today a partnership with MatrikonOPC that integrates Fox DataDiode with MatrikonOPC connectivity software. The combined solution provides the highest levels of security and interoperability for SCADA networks, including protection from sophisticated cyber threats such as Stuxent and Night Dragon.

Global Security Network is the Exclusive Value Added Distributor for Fox DataDiode solutions in the GCC countries in Middle East.

MatrikonOPC is a leading provider of data connectivity software that enables connectivity to virtually any process control device. Fox DataDiode adds to the already high levels of security built into MatrikonOPC server software with secure one-way data transfers from SCADA systems. Common Criteria EAL7+ certified and approved for connection of networks up to and including NATO Secret, Fox DataDiode allows data to flow from the critical part of SCADA infrastructure for information updates and physically prevents electronic access to the infrastructure.

"Just as manufacturers seek to integrate systems across their extended enterprise for real-time business visibility and decision making, critical infrastructure companies need similar access to data from their SCADA networks. The combination of MatrikonOPC with Fox DataDiode enables data to be safely sent from SCADA networks in real time for business decisions while minimizing exposure to cyber threats," said Drew Brydon, MatrikonOPC Vendor Partner Program Manager.

"Stuxnet and Night Dragon prove that SCADA systems remain vulnerable, even with air gap and other security measures. Our partnership with MatrikonOPC is a significant step for protecting infrastructure industries and the populations they serve," said Dirk Peeters, Vice President of Business Development at Fox-IT.

The combined solution utilizes Fox DataDiode on MatrikonOPC value-added products including OPC Buffer, OPC Desktop Historian and OPC HistoryLink for connectivity to MatrikonOPC server software in a SCADA network, and is immediately available from Global Security Network for Process Control Systems at power plants, water treatment facilities, oil and gas refineries, public transportation, global banks, and other critical infrastructure.