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New SCADA decoder protecting M2M communication from malicious code now available from Rohde & Schwarz and CELARE

Rohde & Schwarz

Leipzig, Germany, November 14th, 2016 – Machine to machine (M2M) communication, which is increasingly important due to the Internet of Things (IoT), needs to be protected from hidden malicious code. The SCADA decoder available as part of R&S PACE 2 is now featured in CELARE’s innovative T-SENSE product and offered to industrial plant owners for the protection of their data network infrastructure.

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), is an Industrial Control System (ICS) application for remote monitoring and control which helps secure M2M communication using standards such as IEC 60870-5-104, the protocol for network access for tele-control tasks. The integrated SCADA decoder licensed with the R&S PACE 2 engine from Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity supports this protocol and is capable of decoding specific M2M commands. This allows the identification of malicious code disguised as regular commands and helps prevent cyberattacks such as the power outage in Ukraine in late 2015 which affected 225,000 customers. CELARE, a leading provider of Cyber and Network Analysis, is now using this latest version of R&S PACE 2 in its innovative product T-SENSE. The software-based solution combines a variety of cutting-edge technologies and uses a non-intrusive approach to provide visibility over IT and SCADA networks.

R&S PACE 2 is a software engine capable of identifying thousands of protocols and applications. It is needed everywhere in the network where intelligent decisions need to be made based on the nature of the IP traffic, whether it is wanted or unwanted traffic, good or malicious. Industrial control systems (ICS) such as SCADA present an attractive target for those who seek to cause disruption or to threaten critical infrastructure such as water, oil, gas and energy factory communications channels. With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), more devices, sensors and controllers have access to the industrial network infrastructure. The infection of such devices is an additional threat to the M2M communication network, possibly resulting in halted production and damaged machinery.

CELARE, a valued partner of the Cybersecurity division of Rohde & Schwarz, is using the SCADA-ready R&S PACE 2 with its advanced decoding capabilities in its T-SENSE product to provide customers with an innovative and scalable solution in a hyped market. T-SENSE overlays existing network infrastructure and is equipment vendor agnostic. It is designed to collect data from any information source while simplifying the network accessibility for real-time analysis and forensics methodologies. T-SENSE is bridging the gap between network, big data and cloud environments by providing a fast and seamless approach to collect, detect, analyze and transport valuable data, events and insights to any destination.

“Our customers are increasingly seeing the need to protect their highly sensitive IT and SCADA-controlled infrastructure against malware and attacks. We decided for Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity as we recognized their technical leadership in Deep Packet Inspection and behavioral analysis. We are pleased that Rohde & Schwarz was able to provide the decoding functionality allowing us to better service the customers we protect,” said Sharon Uziel, Vice President Product and Business Development at CELARE.

"We are excited to embark on this journey with CELARE, making the Industrial IoT more secure by detecting potential threats on M2M communication protocols and Telematics-ready products. This is an interesting new field of business for us and we are looking forward to the partnership in the fast-growing market of IoT,” said Dirk Czepluch, Vice President Network Analysis at Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity.

Learn more about how DPI improves security and reliability of industrial systems by following the link: https://cybersecurity.rohde-schwarz.com/en/how-[...]

Contact for readers:

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity contact details, Tel.: (089) 4129-12345, E-Mail: customersupport@rohde-schwarz.com

CELARE contact details, E-Mail: Info@celarenet.com

About Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity is an IT security company that protects companies and public institutions around the world against espionage and cyberattacks. The company develops and produces technologically leading solutions for information and network security, including highly secure encryption solutions, next generation firewalls and software for network analysis and endpoint security. The multiple award-winning "made in Germany" IT security solutions range from compact, all-in-one products to customized solutions for critical infrastructures. The trusted IT solutions are developed based on the new security-by-design approach for preventing cyberattacks proactively instead of reactively. Around 400 employees work at the current locations in Berlin, Bochum, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Saarbrücken.

For more information please visit: https://cybersecurity.rohde-schwarz.com/en

About CELARE

CELARE, is a subsidiary of the BATM Advanced Communications group - London Stock Exchange (LSE:BVC), and established in 2012 . CELARE is the Cyber arm of BATM group and provides DPI based network monitoring solutions with integrated Big Data security analytics and threat detection, helping security professionals to better understand and visualize their network traffic and detection of threats spreading over the organization network. CELARE market focus is Network Monitoring , Security and Big Data solutions for Utilities, Defense, Governments, Critical Infrastructures, Public & Private Sectors and Cloud environment.

CELARE main products & solutions are:

– T-Sense: Software based product that provides full accessibility to network data, discover and classify network devices, applications, services and activities over the network

– NetWiz: Full cyber security monitoring system for detecting, analyzing and visualizing insider threats

– T-Metro-XG: Network Encryption platform

For more information please visit: www.celarenet.com/

Source: Rohde & Schwarz