Wurldtech Releases Network Security Offering

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 11:01 AM gHale

Wurldtech launched a security solution called OpShield which replaces the Achilles industrial firewall, which the company introduced in October 2014.

Wurldtech said the platform is for operational environments, such as oil and gas, power generation, and transportation. It also leverages an Intrusion Prevention System and Intrusion Detection System (IPS/IDS), while providing application visibility and control.

The company, acquired by General Electric in 2014, said OpShield provides protection in a demilitarized zone (DMZ) environment.

Designed to protect embedded systems and industrial assets connected to SCADA, distributed control systems (DCS), and safety systems that communicate in multi-vendor environments, OpShield has a protocol inspection engine that adapts to OT command and protocols and Identifies and alerts or blocks at the application command level.

The security appliances can also help protect unpatched systems with strong perimeter and field defense, and offers centralized management with a network-wide view of alerts and attacks across an industrial network.

“Critical infrastructure assets such as turbines, generators, and nuclear reactors were not necessarily designed to keep up with today’s advances in technology. But the rapid increase of cyber attacks on industrial operations in the past few years clearly demonstrates that securing critical infrastructure is becoming one of the high priorities for companies and organizations,” said Paul Rogers, president and chief executive of Wurldtech and general manager of GE Industrial Cyber Security.