Byres Security and Belden form technology alliance

LANTZVILLE, British Columbia -- Belden and Byres Security Inc. (BSI) have announced that they have signed a technology cooperation agreement to jointly launch new products in the area of industrial network security, with availability later this year. Utilizing BSI's expertise in providing practical solutions to protect industry from network and cyber threats, and Belden's leadership position in the automation market—with the Hirschmann range of products—the two companies look forward to delivering complete industrial security solutions for customers.

"As a global leader, Belden provides effective signal transmission solutions that include network devices designed for safety-critical applications for SCADA and industrial automation" remarked Mark Cooksley, product manager for network security at Belden. "We are pleased to partner with BSI. Their deep expertise in the area of industrial security and their proven ability to deliver pragmatic solutions will add value to our Hirschmann range of automation and networking systems."

Eric Byres, chief technology officer of BSI, notes, "Industry has become very reliant on the quality and consistency of its data streams, particularly for SCADA and automation. Systems and solutions need to be rugged—and it is for this reason that we are delighted to be working with Belden, a world leader in reliable industrial network products, to deliver simple and dependable security solutions for the Hirschmann range of products."

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