ForceShield unveils plug-and-play gateway appliance to secure industrial IoT and OT devices

April 18, 2018
Plug-and-play appliance delivers bi-directional protection for multiple devices and networks.

ForceShield has unveiled its GatewayShield, a dedicated plug-and-play appliance that provides dynamic security protection for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and Operational Technology (OT) networks. According to the company, "GatewayShield defends industrial networks from known or unknown threats, and quarantines compromised devices in the event of attacks, offering protection in both directions – from OT to IT, or IT to OT."

Per a press release, "GatewayShield’s function is to protect industrial networks from vulnerability threats, password guessing, and botnet attacks. Because it uses ForceShield’s Dynamic Transformation Technology, GatewayShield is able to secure network-attached devices without installing an agent or upgrading firmware, limiting risk of exposure from external threats. Dynamic Transformation Technology improves system resilience and increases complexity and cost for attackers while it limits exposure and opportunities for attack."

“As the number of OT devices connected to the Internet rises, so does the threat of automated attacks,” notes Yu-Min Lin, ForceShield's co-founder and CTO. “ForceShield is the only security provider transcending the barriers between IT, IoT, and OT. Dynamic Transformation effectively changes the security paradigm from reactive to proactive, even on industrial networks with legacy devices.”

ForceShield is offering demos of GatewayShield and other IoT and IIoT security solutions based on Dynamic Transformation technology at the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco, at booth #5104, North Expo Hall, April 16-20. Visitors to the ForceShield booth will have a chance to win prizes in a drawing held each day at 3:00pm April 17-19 for the newest iPad Wi-Fi 32GB Gold.

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