NexDefense Releases Sophia 2.1

Monday, October 19, 2015 @ 12:10 PM gHale

NexDefense Inc. released its newest version of Sophia, ICS monitoring and network anomaly detection software.

In addition to the new release, security researcher, Billy Rios, joined the NexDefense Cybersecurity Fellows program to further raise awareness and education of cyber security risks to industry.

“We continue to work closely with our customers across all industries to expand the feature-set of the NexDefense Sophia software’s zero-touch approach to anomaly detection for control systems,” said Doug Wylie, vice president product marketing and strategy at NexDefense.

The NexDefense Sophia Software Version 2.1 now includes:
• Expanded real-time industrial protocol Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and analysis
• Enhanced 3-D visualization and customization options, including device placement onto customer network diagrams, facility layouts, and aerial maps
• Device identification and tracking by MAC address
• Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) device identification
• Device tagging by network and VLAN to distinguish duplicate IP addresses
• User-configurable device-aging to monitor and visualize transient devices
• Richer network and device data statistics
• More flexible data and alert filtering with data export and notification capabilities
• Various security, performance and software compatibility improvements

In parallel, NexDefense expanded its ICS Cybersecurity Fellows Program by welcoming Billy Rios — author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, formerly with Microsoft, Google and Qualys, and founder of WhiteScope LLC as its newest industrial security practitioner.