OPSWAT to showcase IT/OT security maturity pathway for regional industry players at GISEC 2023

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OPSWAT, a global company in critical infrastructure protection (CIP) cybersecurity solutions, 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.

Sertan Selcuk, Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, OPSWAT said “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.”

Selcuk added “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.

He added “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 commented “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

OPSWAT will demonstrate the full range of its OT and IT security skills from its on-site GISEC CIP lab. Experts will show how Neuralyzer, the company’s asset-visibility platform, can access the deepest levels of the technology stack and return management of the suite to OT and security professionals. Granular access control is upheld by the industrial-scale, private remote-access appliance known as MetaAccess OT. With an inline intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS), OTfuse is an industrial firewall created especially for OT/ICS assets. It acts as the final line of defence to guarantee the legitimacy 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

OPSWAT will be demonstrating its product MetaDefender Drive, which is a USB device that can scan laptops by booting up and using over 30 antivirus engines to detect vulnerabilities and country of origin. As social engineering becomes more prevalent in the area, OPSWAT’s Email Security provides an additional layer of protection for on-premises and cloud-based email hosting, with features like anti-phishing and anti-spamming, as well as proactive DLP, Deep CDR, and multi-scanning technologies to ensure the safety of attachments. MetaAccess is used to secure endpoint access by verifying compliance and posture, protecting valuable IT resources, while MetaDefender Secure Storage provides security for files both 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.”

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