RAD Unveils Service-Aware Ethernet Switch

RAD Data Communications launches Ethernet switch offering for critical industrial applications and public utilities market

April 4, 2011

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TEL AVIV -- RAD Data Communications announced today the addition of a unique secure, service-aware industrial Ethernet switch solution for critical industrial applications and the public utilities market. The new Industrial Ethernet portfolio, ideal for a defense-in-depth solution, is based on a product portfolio from RADiFlow, a member of the RAD Group of companies.

The proliferation of Industrial Ethernet as the mainstay of vital mission-critical processes is legitimately raising public fears about the vulnerability of these networks to cyber security threats.

To properly address security risks, operators of Industrial Ethernet networks are advised to implement a Defense-in-Depth deployment. Such a deployment should include distributed security mechanisms throughout the network and awareness of the application logic to prevent malicious intrusions from seemingly valid endpoints. RAD's service-aware Industrial Ethernet switch from RADiFlow is able to process the industrial automation control protocols and provide an application-aware firewall on each user port, resulting in a comprehensive security solution.

Featuring a unique service-aware architecture, the switch incorporates a strong networking feature set engineered to fit in the harsh environs of a mission-critical industrial environment with the integrated application-aware security mechanisms. Such an integrated approach enables optimization of a secured networking solution both in terms of operational simplicity and equipment cost.

RAD Data Communications Ltd.

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