Trend Micro Extends Smart Factory Protection with First-of-Its-Kind Industrial IPS Array to Protect Large-Scale Industrial Networks

October 08, 2020 - 07:36
Trend Micro Extends Smart Factory Protection with First-of-Its-Kind Industrial IPS Array to Protect Large-Scale Industrial Networks

Advanced network segmentation keeps business-critical threats at bay


HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach -8 October 2020 - Trend MicroIncorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),the leaderin cybersecurity, today announced a first of its kindintent-based industrial intelligent IPS array for industrial environments,designed to protect large-scale industrial networks from critical attackswhilst reducing OPEX and CAPEX.

EdgeIPSPro, developed by TXOne Networks, has been specially architected to meet theneeds of global smart factory owners in industries like automotive andsemiconductor manufacturing, who run centrally-managed or highly-automatedfactories featuring multiple production lines. It is part of Trend Micro'sextensive smart factory security suite that covers every layer -- fromcomprehensive perimeters for the cloud, to corporate IT, site manufacturingoperation, supervisory control, and control layers.

TheIT and OT convergence in smart factories has brought enormous productivitybenefits, but it has also increased the cybersecurity risks of malwareinfection and unauthorized access. This could completely stall production asassets deploy a flat network architecture and are highly connected, which makesthem vulnerable to attacks. Manufacturers are required to find the rightnetwork security solution including network segmentation which can achieve bothbusiness intention of productivity improvement and efficient securityoperation.

ConventionalIT network security solutions are not as adaptable as OT requires, inparticular when it comes to industrial network protocol support. Existingindustrial network security solutions, on the other hand, struggle withcentralized management maintenance, as security appliances need to be deployedand maintained individually for hundreds of assets and networks that exist on ashop floor.

"Aswe face an ever-changing digital landscape, the successful convergence of ITand OT is now critical to business," said Akihiko Omikawa, executive vicepresident of IoT security for Trend Micro and chairman of TXOne Networks."Adding EdgeIPS Pro as an integral part of Trend Micro's Smart Factory SecuritySolution is a milestone for protecting large-scale industrial networks on theshop floor. The IT-friendly deployment and management allows organizations tocontinue running operations while keeping serious threats at bay."

EdgeIPS Pro is a transparent intent-based industrialintelligent IPS array built with TXOne's one-pass Deep Packet Inspection(TXODI™) technology, enabling network segmentation capabilities byfirewall/IPS/protocol filter capability with deeper and wider industrialnetwork protocol support. There is no need to change network configurationsettings of existing assets, further minimizing initial deployment costs. Italso enables efficient centralized management for large-scale industrialnetworks with Gen3 hardware bypass supported 48 or 96 ports and easy-to-deployIT rack-mount form factor.

"Thelack of network segmentation to stop malware propagation is the most commonissue in the control network layer and a real challenge for ICS environments asthey require deeper and wider industrial network protocol support," said Dr.Terence Liu, General Manager for TXOne Networks. "EdgeIPS Pro allowsadministrators to organize network segmentation by business intention."

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About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make theworld safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years ofsecurity expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, TrendMicro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers withconnected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, andnetworks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with across-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized forkey environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, fasterprotection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world's mostadvanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enablesorganizations to secure their connected world

About TXOne Networks

TXOne Networksis an Industrial IoT joint venture of Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leaderin cybersecurity solutions, and Moxa, a leader in industrial communication andnetworking. TXOne Networks offers solutions to secure industrialmachinery to ensure the safety and reliability of industrial control networksfrom cyberattacks.