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RAD and Check Point Unveil Joint End-to-End Cyber Security Solution for Utility Operational Networks

Upgrade Existing Network Elements with Fault and Performance ManagementProvides Multi-tier Protection Complying with New NERC-CIP Directives
May 04, 2016

RAD and Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) have announced they joined forces to offer an end-to-end cyber security solution that protects utility operational technology (OT) networks by eliminating RTU and SCADA equipment vulnerabilities, as well as defend against cyber-attacks on the network’s control and data planes.

“Cyber threats to critical infrastructure have become a matter of national security,” notes Ulik Broida, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “RAD and Check Point have harnessed their considerable expertise to deliver a joint cyber security solution that provides the ultimate protection for power utility networks.”

The solution, part of RAD Service Assured Networking (SAN) portfolio, integrates Check Point’s ICS Security Gateway with RAD’s secure-by-design networking platforms. It securely manage all electronic access to the substation’s electronic security perimeter (ESP) and protects the cyber assets within it from external and internal attacks, including ‘man-in-the-middle’ attempts, session hijacking, source-spoofing and distributed denial of service (DDoS) assaults. The joint solution fits any network, either one that is built using RAD’s networking platforms, or as an overlay add-on for existing networks.

Power utilities are provided a full suite of multi-tiered cyber security defenses, including encryption, authentication, intrusion prevention, anomaly detection and integrity verification, among other tools. The solution enables power utilities to comply with new requirements issued by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).

“Check Point’s ICS/SCADA cyber security solutions provide advanced threat prevention and comprehensive protocol support to ensure vital assets such as power generation facilities, traffic control systems, water treatment systems and factories are never compromised,” said Alon Kantor, vice president of business development, Check Point. “Our partnership with RAD adds a new way to deliver these advanced capabilities to our customers.”

About RAD (Utilities)

RAD is a leader in secure communications solutions for the critical infrastructure of power utilities and other segments of the energy industry. Our Service Assured Networking solutions include best-of-breed tools for cyber security and mission-critical communications, as well as for seamless migration to modern packet switched networks and applications.

RAD provides field-proven solutions for operational WAN, ruggedized substation LAN, automation backhaul, Teleprotection, wireless PTP/PTMP, and broadband mobility.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 15 million units and is a member of the $1.46 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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