SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced the introduction of its ruggedized PA-220R next-generation firewall. This new NGFW appliance is designed to prevent successful cyberattacks in the network environments of industrial control systems, or ICS, and supervisory control and data acquisition, or SCADA, systems. The PA-220R meets required performance and reliability standards for operating in demanding industrial settings, such as utility substations, power plants and factory floors.
Organizations are evolving their understanding about the need to improve industrial cybersecurity. In their annual survey, Securing Industrial Control Systems, SANS Institute reports that the number of organizations perceiving the level of threat to control systems as "critical" or "high" increased by 26 percent to 69 percent in 2017. Protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks poses unique challenges because the environments can be harsh, and systems often use specialized protocols. Advanced IT technologies in ICS and SCADA environments must often be connected to external networks, increasing exposure to risk and requiring sophisticated cybersecurity to ensure that successful cyberattacks are prevented.
Palo Alto Networks can now better prevent successful cyberattacks on customers in ICS/SCADA environments with its new PA-220R NGFW. The new ruggedized NGFW has been designed to operate reliably in environments with extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, vibration and electromagnetic interference, using the PAN-OS® operating system to deliver granular, ICS-specific traffic visibility, network segmentation, and integrated threat prevention to industrial networks in harsh environments. These enhancements provide enterprise-class cybersecurity capabilities that safely enable operational technology, or OT, modernization.
The PA-220R will be orderable on February 26 starting at $2,900.
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