PRAGUE, October 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
With years of experience in network monitoring and anomaly detection, Flowmon strengthens its operations in the field of SCADA/IoT security. The security challenges that SCADA/IoT face are ones that Flowmon's universal network approach can take in its stride.
The proper functioning of industrial control systems lies behind crucial processes, such as energy distribution, water management and public transport. According to a report by European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, these systems that were traditionally isolated have undergone a technological shift towards interconnectivity. Now they are exposed to cyber threats, dangers that until recently have been found in the traditional business IT environment.
"Data exchange with enterprise IT and embracement of the internet of things is changing industrial environment to one of highly-interconnected devices, a network running on IP based communication. Reasons are obvious - to benefit from data acquisition, remote management and context awareness. Consequently, new and potentially harmful communication streams have been opened," says Pavel Minarik, CTO at Flowmon Networks.
Developed by Flowmon Networks, a high-tech Czech company, the Flowmon solution utilizes network as a sensor of suspicious and unauthorised behaviour in order to face the security risks in SCADA/IoT. Flowmon's technology, which has recently celebrated 10 years on the market, is based on advanced analysis and machine-learning to process so-called flow data - traffic statistics over packets, the basis of computer communication. Its technology overcomes the limitations of SCADA/IoT security solutions based on application layer analysis, such as usage of proprietary protocols, encryption, or impact on performance.
"When network is a common denominator across different facilities, it becomes an important source for security experts. Flowmon delivers detailed understanding of the behaviour of a network, helping to show anomalies, incoming/outgoing attacks, and policy violations," explains Minarik. Extending the solution with features such as detecting behavior violations for sensor grids, participating in R&D projects, the company continues to invest in Flowmon for SCADA/IoT monitoring.
"When every activity leaves a footprint in network communication, Flowmon is a universal approach to monitoring and detecting security anomalies in this environment," adds Minarik.
About Flowmon Networks
Flowmon is a Gartner recognized vendor of network performance monitoring and network security products utilizing information from traffic flow. Through its high performance monitoring technology and behavior analytics, IT pros worldwide enhance network & application performance and deal with modern cyber threats.
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