Lynxspring and Netop Join Forces to Battle Cyber Threats in Building Automation Systems
Lynxspring, (Lee´s Summit, MO, USA) a premier developer and provider of open platform control solutions for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration, and Netop (Birkerod, Denmark) a developer of secure remote access software solutions, have announced SecureLYNX™ a new cyber-threat protection solution that secures, manages and monitors account access and activities across building automation networks and the devices connected to them.
Consisting of mechanical, electrical, and lighting, as well as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, building systems are essential in ensuring facilities run at peak performance levels, operate efficiently and provide a safe environment for occupants. Having direct and secure access to these systems and continuing to maintain the integrity of a business’s network is important not only to the business itself, but often for public safety and national security.
“We are excited about our partnership with Lynxspring and extending our offerings to the building automation industry,” said Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. “For 30 years, our solutions have been deployed throughout complex global IT environments to provide businesses with secure remote access to target devices regardless of location. In combining efforts with Lynxspring on SecureLYNX, we have created a single, secure, monitored and audited access point to building control systems. This will give authorized personnel timely and secure access to building data while reducing external threats to building automation systems.”
Designed with building operations in mind, SecureLYNX creates “shields of security” and pre-emptive threat protection for the devices and systems across a building network by securing, managing, controlling, tracking and monitoring all account access and activities. The solution supports leading building automation protocols with TCP/IP networks and can be accessed from anywhere without exposing building system devices to the public internet.
• A simple and cost-effective way to create zones of security − tailored protection for groups of devices and systems minimizing cyber-threats internally and externally
• Designed specifically to protect and optimize building environments
• Easily managed and implemented, providing a single interface; supporting leading building automation protocols utilizing TCP/IP networks
• Customizable–define rules that specify which network devices are allowed to communicate, and what protocols that may be used.
• Designed to be installed on existing networks with no physical changes to the existing BAS network
• Developed to be deployed on existing buildings and in new construction; single facility or multi-facility environments
“Cyber-threats within the building automation industry are becoming more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, and we are now at a point where we have legitimate and reasonable concern,” said Terry Swope, President, CEO of Lynxspring. “As a leader in Internet-based building automation control solutions, it is our responsibility to help our customers address this challenge and we found an experienced partner in Netop. Through our combined efforts, we are pleased to introduce SecureLYNX, the pre-emptive protection layer against avoiding damage and disruption targeted at building automation networks”.
Lynxspring and Netop expect to release SecureLYNX in the second quarter of 2013.
About Lynxspring, Inc.
Lynxspring is changing the way devices and systems communicate and collaborate across enterprises. Our technologies enable users to manage and operate their facilities and equipment smarter, safer, more efficiently, and at peak performance levels. Embracing open framework platforms, Lynxspring designs, manufactures and distributes JENEsys®, brand Internet based automation infrastructure technology and device-to-enterprise integration solutions for Building Automation, Energy Management, Security, Equipment Control and other Specialty applications.
Netop develops and sells market leading software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of video, screens, sounds and data between two or more computers. Used by half of the Fortune 100, Netop’s solutions help businesses provide better customer service, reduce support costs and meet security and compliance standards.
Headquartered in Denmark, Netop has offices in the United States, China, Romania and Switzerland. The company sells its solutions to public and private clients in more than 80 countries. Netop Solutions A/S shares are listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange OMX. Read more at: www.netop.com.