Uniloc Announces StrongPoint Identity and Access Management Appliance for Infrastructure Security

<strong>Irvine, Calif. &mdash; March 4</strong><br />Uniloc USA Inc., a provider of device-based authentication, announced StrongPoint, a powerful device-based identity and access management (IAM) appliance for infrastructure security. StrongPoint uses device fingerprinting to ensure secure private networks between a StrongPoint Server at the NOC (Network Operations Center) and StrongPoint appliances located at field controls. StrongPoint provides superior protection against unauthorized insider and cyber security threats for SCADA networks in the transportation, government, electricity, natural gas, gasoline, water and waste treatment industries.<br /><br />SCADA networks contain computers and applications that conduct essential operations in the delivery of services across a wide variety of critical industry and government infrastructures, including transportation networks, electric power grids, water delivery networks and sewage networks to control pumps, valves and switches. As such, they are a part of the United States&#39; industrial infrastructure that demands protection against a variety of insider and external threats. While SCADA networks deliver significant operational efficiencies and are pervasive throughout North America, security of these systems often is less than optimal because emphasis has been placed on performance, reliability and safety, leaving these networks prone to attack.<br /><br />StrongPoint appliances will protect SCADA networks using Uniloc device fingerprinting to restrict SCADA network access to designated PCs at the NOC. This will limit access to designated computers used by authorized field engineering staff logging into the NOC Virtual Private Network (VPN). With StrongPoint, a hacker must be on an authorized PC to impersonate an authorized user. StrongPoint also provides notification and location of…


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