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Belden Delivers Cyber Security Solutions for Critical Infrastructure

December 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that Tripwire cyber security solutions for vulnerability and log management now support its brands, GarrettCom and Tofino Security’s products. The new, integrated solutions deliver an added level of cyber security assurance for mission-critical industrial networks. Tripwire, Tofino Security and GarrettCom are part of Belden’s portfolio of industry leading solutions.

To help protect critical infrastructure organizations from cyber-attacks, Tripwire Log Center now collects and processes logs from both GarrettCom switches and routers and the Tofino Xenon Security Appliance. Mutual customers can search and report on events of interest, generate alerts and build correlation rules for these devices as well as the additional 274 devices supported by Tripwire Log Center.

Tripwire IP360, an industry-leading vulnerability management solution, now discovers and profiles GarrettCom switches and routers. Joint customers can easily identify Belden devices in their environments and address many common security issues and vulnerabilities affecting a wide range of operating systems and applications.

“Securing critical industrial infrastructure requires a deep understanding of their unique operational requirements as well as a comprehensive understanding of the growing cyber security threats these organizations face every day,” said Gus Malezis, president of Tripwire. “Belden is uniquely positioned to solve these problems by combining their industry leading signal transmission solutions with advanced threat, security and compliance solutions from Tripwire.”

The industrial environments that support critical infrastructure have unique requirements including support for specific protocols, resiliency in extreme conditions and equipment that must perform over extremely long periods of time. Recently these systems have been integrated with corporate enterprise networks as well as wireless, mobile and cloud-based applications in order to improve efficiency, reliability and functionality. A consequence of these integrations is a dramatic increase in the potential for cyber-attacks, which have the potential to cause significant downtime and physical damage. Successful cyber-attacks have the potential to cause loss of life as well as myriad cascading effects.

“The combination of Tripwire cyber security and Belden industrial networking solutions seems to be a promising strategic alignment for both,” said Scott Crawford, research director information security for 451 Research. “Tripwire has long been a pioneer in solutions for protecting systems against compromise and assuring their integrity. These are important controls that will be needed going forward to solve the unique security problems facing critical infrastructure operators.”

For more information about the integration between Tripwire IP360, Tripwire Log Center and GarrettCom switches and routers or Tofino Xenon Security Appliance, please visit:

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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