OPSWAT to showcase route to IT/OT security maturity at GISEC 2023

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OPSWAT, a global leader in critical infrastructure protection (CIP) cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it will be at GISEC 2023 to show the region’s private and public sector enterprises how to develop their cybersecurity maturity through the company’s end-to-end IT/OT security solutions.

“OPSWAT has been a GISEC attendee for many years, and this time around, we exhibit amid a threat landscape that is bubbling with risk for OT (Operational Technology) and ICS (Industrial Control System) environments,” said Sertan Selcuk, Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, OPSWAT. “Our mission to protect critical infrastructure through purpose-built CIP technologies has never been more urgent. Regional nations have been hard at work diversifying their economies, and heavy industries such as utilities, energy, manufacturing and oil and gas can only innovate as long as they remain protected from cyber criminals.”

Selcuk warned that regional OT environments mostly rely on a single endpoint scanning and EDR to fight malware and file-borne attacks, which leaves the perimeter unaddressed. Organizations must improve their cybersecurity postures to secure email, cloud storage, containerization, and other modern constructs by implementing a zero-trust architecture.

“No single vendor provides anti-malware and sanitization solutions that cover file entry points across USB, Web traffic, storage, email and everything in between… except OPSWAT,” Selcuk added. “We offer purpose-built CIP technologies rather than repurposed IT products — solutions that can be deployed in the cloud, on prem and in air-gapped networks, offering more flexibility than any other provider in the market.”

Operations Security

From its onsite GISEC CIP lab, OPSWAT will showcase the gamut of its IT and OT security capabilities.  From an OT perspective, experts will demonstrate how Neuralyzer, the company’s asset-visibility platform, can reach into the darkest spaces of the technology stack and give back control of the suite to OT and security professionals. MetaAccess OT is an industrial-scale, secure remote-access appliance that enforces granular access control. OTfuse is an industrial firewall designed specifically for OT/ICS assets and includes an inline intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS), serving as a last line of defense to ensure the validity of system commands.

Also on display at the lab will be MetaDefender Vault, a secure file-storage system for cross-domain and inter-network transactions, and MetaDefender Kiosk, which is a portable media security solution for transferring files and devices back and forth between air-gapped and connected networks. And NetWall is the company’s security gateway capable of unidirectional and bidirectional setups.

Information Security

On the IT side, OPSWAT will be showcasing MetaDefender Drive, a USB stick used to check laptops by booting and scanning with over 30 AV engines and checking vulnerabilities and country of origin. And at a time when social engineering is on the rise in the region, OPSWAT’s Email Security offers anti-phishing and anti-spamming as an extra line of defense for on-prem and cloud-native mail hosting, deploying its Deep CDR, proactive DLP, and multi-scanning technologies to ensure attachments are safe. Meanwhile, MetaAccess secures endpoint access through compliance and posture checking to protect sensitive IT resources. And MetaDefender Secure Storage guards files at rest and in transit.

“GISEC is a very important event for OPSWAT,” Selcuk explained. “It is the largest cybersecurity forum in the Gulf region; governments are there; banks are there; resellers and systems integrators are there. All these entities are deeply involved in overcoming the IT and OT security challenges that can hold back innovation. Our comprehensive solutions portfolio is an excellent fit for their use cases, and we stand ready to join them in their fight against bad actors.”

At GISEC 2023, OPSWAT will exhibit from Stand C38.

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