Metso's new cyber security solutions boost automation system protection
Metso's trade press release published on June 4, 2014 at 8:30 EEST
With the ever-present risk of newly appearing cyber threats and malware, Metso's security business solution provides the necessary safeguards to protect automation systems from attack.
Recognizing that production control systems in the utility, manufacturing and petrochemical industries have special requirements not found in the typical corporate IT environment, Metso employs the latest security solutions to counteract emerging threats and avoid disrupted production. As well as ensuring system availability and reliability, protection from Metso can cover critical infrastructure in which safety risks and the threat of environmental non-compliance go far beyond potential monetary losses.
Metso's security business solution includes regular assessments of the security of installations with security audits to identify and help eliminate security vulnerabilities. Key risk mitigation techniques, including firewalls and virtual private networks, are supplemented with virus-protection software custom configured to the automation system.
Metso security follow-up provides security updates, including antivirus software, virus definitions and critical security patches, to ensure the highest level of protection. A back-up system service facilitates during a quick recovery from a security breach or related problem. The service can include providing and maintaining spare PC-based systems and storing a variety of essential data as needed. Metso also has the experience in virtualized server applications to take automation system reliability to a totally new level of performance.
Production environments can be vulnerable to attack from threats both inside and outside the organization. Today's environment of open software architecture, including networked electronic sensing, monitoring and diagnostic systems, makes the development of a threat-resistant infrastructure essential while still using the technology as a competitive advantage.
Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business's biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.
Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.
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