Network security firm Fortinet has launched four new “Rugged” products that the company said were purpose-built to meet the demanding standards of public utilities, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and the transportation industries that operate in harsh physical environments.
The new industrially-hardened appliances include the FortiGate Rugged 60D, FortiGate Rugged 90D, FortiAP 222C and FortiSwitch 112D-PoE, which deliver enterprise-class connectivity and security for critical control systems facing malicious attacks, as well as extreme weather and other demanding physical environments.
The devices support popular protocols used across industrial networks, including BACnet, DNP3, ELCOM7, EtherCAT, EtherIP, ICCP, IEC.60870.5.104, IEC.61850, Modbus, OPC, and PROFINET.
“The dangers to our critical infrastructure from foreign and domestic cyber-attacks have increased dramatically in recent years. No sector is without exposure. Electric power generation and distribution,...(continued)