Belden helps simplify industrial security with unidirectional ethernet network appliance

New data diode offers protection and supervision for mission-critical applications.

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ST. LOUIS, MO, SEPT 26, 2018 --Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released the new Hirschmann Rail Data Diode. The appliance secures mission-critical Ethernet networks through guaranteed one-way data traffic, while also transferring data out of the secure part of the system in a highly controlled, deterministic manner.

"Many of today's industrial operations rely on mission-critical networks or have some part of their system that requires a high-degree of security. Effective supervision requires access to data without putting the system at risk to cyber threats," said Rolf-Dieter Sommer, product manager at Belden. "The physical nature of the Hirschmann Rail Data Diode makes it a compelling solution to guaranteeing Ethernet network security and reliably protecting systems against cyber-attacks."

With the Hirschmann Rail Data Diode, industrial organizations can improve overall operations and control, in addition to:

  • Reliably protecting networks from external cyber threats through singular data flow.
  • Securely transferring Ethernet data to the public internet without putting the system at risk.
  • Easily explaining product functionality for simpler governmental approval processes.

The Hirschmann Rail Data Diode is best used in applications where data from mission-critical systems must be transferred via the public internet. The appliance is ideal for industries with vital applications, such as critical infrastructures in transportation, power and chemical plants.

For more information on the new Hirschmann Rail Data Diode, please visit: https://www.belden.com/products/industrial/networking/rail-data-diode. As an early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows industrial IT and delivers the next generation of industrial networking solutions, including wired, wireless and embedded products. With its global brands – Hirschmann, GarrettCom and Tofino Security – Belden helps companies minimize downtime and take advantage of the real-time data access and control made possible by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Through a seamless, secure and scalable industrial Ethernet infrastructure, companies are equipped to revolutionize their operations and achieve improved efficiency, productivity and agility. Visit www.belden.com/products/industrialnetworking/index.cfm to learn more.

About Belden
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. For more information, visit www.belden.com.

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