Triconex/Tofino OPC Firewall Wins Award

Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 03:01 PM gHale

A Tofino-based firewall, the Triconex/Tofino OPC Firewall, is a Breakthrough Product of the Year for 2010.

Invensys Operations Management markets and sells the product. The award recognizes those products, services and/or technologies that have made significant contributions to the process industries within the past year.

“The new Invensys firewall is truly revolutionary because it was the first product on the market that protects integrated applications based on OPC Classic, the world’s most widely used industrial integration protocol,” said Eric Byres, security expert and chief technical officer at Byres Security.

“Processors and manufacturers are continuously threatened by new and increasingly dangerous cyber attacks, which requires greater vigilance and security,” said Joe Scalia, portfolio architect, Invensys Operations Management. “The Triconex/Tofino OPC Firewall mitigates those risks by managing the traffic to and from the Triconex TCM, providing further assurance that a cyber incursion will not compromise integrated communications between the safety and critical control systems and supervisory HMI or distributed control systems.

“Plant safety remains one of the toughest challenges any plant faces on a day-to-day basis,” said Dennis Van Milligen, associate publisher and editor of Processing magazine who gave the award. “Plant managers need the latest innovative technology to protect their products, their employees and the environment, as well as the communities they serve.

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