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Trend Micro addresses Kuwait’s sophisticated industrial cybersecurity attacks with intrusion prevention system array

Trend Micro addresses Kuwait’s sophisticated industrial cybersecurity attacks with intrusion prevention system array

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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global provider of cybersecurity solutions, has announced a first-of-its kind intent-based industrial intelligent IPS array for industrial environments, designed to protect Kuwait’s large-scale industrial networks from critical attacks whilst reducing OPEX and CAPEX.

Aligned with Kuwait Vision 2035, the country is transitioning to a diversified economy with local manufacturing, along with innovative Smart Cities systems with complex industrial networks.

At the same time, Kuwait needs to secure these smart manufacturing and Smart Cities systems from cyberattacks. As a result, the Middle East and Africa’s Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity market is set to top US$3.2 billion by 2025, posting four-fold growth from 2015, according to Mordor Intelligence.

“Kuwait is at the forefront of smart manufacturing and Smart Cities innovation – and needs to secure these IoT networks from cyberattacks,” said Assad Arabi, Managing Director, Gulf Cluster at Trend Micro. “Our EdgeIPS Pro is the ideal solution for Kuwait’s manufacturing and Smart Cities leaders to enhance protection from the cloud to control and to organise network segmentation.”

EdgeIPS Pro, developed by TXOne Networks, has been specially architected to meet the needs of global smart factory owners in industries like automotive and semiconductor manufacturing, who run centrally managed or highly-automated factories featuring multiple production lines. It is part of Trend Micro’s extensive smart factory security suite that covers every layer – from comprehensive perimeters for the cloud, to corporate IT, site manufacturing operation, supervisory control and control layers.

“As we face an ever-changing digital landscape, the successful convergence of IT and OT is now critical to business,” said Akihiko Omikawa, Executive Vice President, IoT Security, Trend Micro and Chairman of TXOne Networks. “Adding EdgeIPS Pro as an integral part of Trend Micro’s Smart Factory Security Solution is a milestone for protecting large-scale industrial networks on the shop floor. The IT-friendly deployment and management allows organisations to continue running operations while keeping serious threats at bay.”

EdgeIPS Pro is a transparent intent-based industrial intelligent IPS array built with TXOne’s one-pass Deep Packet Inspection (TXODPI) technology, enabling network segmentation capabilities by firewall/IPS/protocol filter capability with deeper and wider industrial network protocol support.

“The lack of network segmentation to stop malware propagation is the most common issue in the control network layer and a real challenge for ICS environments as they require deeper and wider industrial network protocol support,” said Dr Terence Liu, General Manager, TXOne Networks. “EdgeIPS Pro allows administrators to organise network segmentation by business intention.”

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