Check Point launches new SCADA security solution to protect industrial control systems against cyber threats

Published: Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:43

Check Point is extending its comprehensive industrial control systems (ICS) security solution with the introduction of a new 1200R security gateway appliance, enhancements to granular visibility and control of SCADA networks, and SCADA aware threat detection and prevention.

The Check Point 1200R is a new, purpose-built, ruggedized security gateway appliance for harsh environments and remote deployments like those found on plant floors, at remote electrical substations and at power generation facilities. The 1200R complements Check Point’s existing lineup of security gateway appliances that deliver full visibility and granular control of SCADA traffic to prevent network, devices and logical process attacks.

With over 500 SCADA commands and parameters within the Check Point Firewall and Application Control Software Blades, and over 200 SCADA-specific IPS signatures, Check Point offers the most extensive SCADA security support for protocols including Modbus, MMS, DNP3, IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850, ICCP, OPC, BACnet, Profinet, Siemens Step7 and many others. Specialized threat reports in Check Point’s management console, SmartEvent, provides full reports on SCADA traffic to grant quick and detailed forensics for incident investigations.

Check Point also provides a full IT-OT security blueprint to protect the corporate perimeter, the bridge between IT-OT, the operator workstations, and the SCADA devices and traffic to deliver the best security for ICS.