Major Release is Cloud-Ready and Optimized for High-Throughput Performance in Global Industrial Environments

October 7, 2015

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AT&T CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 6, 2015 — Bayshore Networks®, the cybersecurity leader for the Industrial Internet of Things, announced version 6 of the Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™ cybersecurity platform.  The announcement was made today at the 17th Annual AT&T Cybersecurity Conference being held this week at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Bayshore v6 is cloud-ready, SDN-ready, NFV-ready and optimized for performance in Operational Technology (OT) environments, including manufacturing automation, utilities, and oil and gas.  It is designed to block machine-specific attacks originating from either internal or cloud-based sources.  The v6 architecture completely separates the control plane and data plane functions, optimizing performance of the Bayshore software on Bayshore and third-party virtual and hardware platforms.  The optimizations enable the platform to provide network stream inspection and filtration at throughputs up to 40 Gbps.

“There is a chasm that exists between OT and IT especially when it comes to the millions if not billions, of connected “things” in IoT,” said Christina Richmond, Program Director, Worldwide Security Services for IDC.  “Solutions must have both policy and management that is useful and usable by both teams. In addition, solutions that are built on SaaS and managed in the cloud are a fast growing segment of cloud security. IDC defines these types of solutions as cloud hosted enterprise security solutions or “CHESS” and predicts that the market will grow to $5.9 billion in 2019 with a growth rate of over 11 percent in five years.”

“Our global industrial enterprise customers requested optimizations to the platform that would reduce total cost of ownership while maintaining the highest standard of cybersecurity protection and operational efficiency,” said Francis Cianfrocca, Founder & CEO of Bayshore Networks.  “With Bayshore v6 we have delivered a highly scalable policy platform that further reduces resource costs and consumption, which will have an immediate impact on our customers’ bottom line.”

Bayshore v6 significantly expands the role of the Bayshore SingleView™ orchestration component of the Bayshore platform.  All control plane functions are now centralized in SingleView v6.  SingleView manages and administers multiple Bayshore IC™ (Industrial Controls), Bayshore SE™ (Secure Enterprise) and Bayshore SCADA Firewall™ configurations.  SingleView now provides a secure, centralized server-based platform for globally managing and editing policies, APIs, and YARA rule sets.  In addition, SingleView now includes pre-built policies.

Additional Features

Key new features of Bayshore v6 include:

- Centralized OT security and policy management including VM-based orchestration for cloud environments

- Expanded library of partner APIs, spanning cloud, SDN, NFV, and virtual solutions

- Expanded library of supported OT protocols and applications  

- Expanded hash-based analytics leveraging fuzzy hash technology, which delivers even more granular insight into network streams at a lower resource cost

- Nested protocol attack detection and defense, e.g. DNS encapsulation attacks

- Automated threat intelligence feeds, including support for both open source and proprietary feeds 

- Transparent bridging, which provides architectural configuration flexibility 

- Data transformation capability, including the ability to transform OT data into IT formats (MQTT, JSON, SAP), which are consumable for analytics.

- High availability, including 40-Gbps performance.


About the Bayshore IT/OT Gateway

The Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™ is a cloud-based, content-aware cybersecurity platform for industrial organizations.  It was designed from the ground up to protect OT machines in converged IT/OT environments.  With its extensive domain knowledge of industrial protocols and applications, Bayshore protects industrial machines, machine transactions, and machine users.  

The Gateway provides IT organizations with a policy-based platform that can inspect and filter OT application layer content and enforce security, operational and safety policies.  The Gateway’s extremely granular content inspection, coupled with Bayshore’s domain expertise in industrial protocols and applications, scales to secure the world’s largest OT networks.

About Bayshore Networks®, Inc.


Bayshore Networks, recently named a Gartner Cool Vendor and SINET 16 Innovator, is the cybersecurity leader for the industrial Internet of Things. The Company’s award-winning, patented Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™ deploys as a cloud-based platform, providing Fortune 1000 industrial enterprises with unprecedented visibility into their OT networks. It enables secure IoT and OT data and transactions in manufacturing operations, utilities, oil and gas, and smart cities.

The Bayshore platform is distinguished by its extremely deep content inspection, granular filtering of network flows (including files within files and archives), policy building and enforcement, and its ability to detect, parse and segment industrial protocols. Leveraging these capabilities, Bayshore delivers ROI in areas such as M2M and production zone cybersecurity, operational continuity, data protection/data loss prevention and plant safety.

The Bayshore platform deploys from the cloud, as a virtual machine, or as a gateway hardware appliance. Bayshore has strategic partnerships with leading technology companies including Cisco Systems, BAE Systems and VMware.


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Bayshore Networks® is a registered trademark. The Bayshore Networks logo, Industrial-Strength Cybersecurity™, Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™, Bayshore IC™, Bayshore SE™, Bayshore SingleView™, Bayshore SCADA Firewall™ and Bayshore Pallaton™ are trademarks of Bayshore Networks, Inc.  All other trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners.


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