The MetaDefender Kiosk K2100: Military-Grade Portable Media Security Solution
In today’s digital age, critical infrastructure industries rely heavily on operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) to run their operations. However, these systems are often isolated through air-gapped networks, making OT personnel dependent on removable media devices to install updates, conduct audits, and transfer data. But, these removable media devices can pose potential vulnerabilities and introduce malware that can then propagate to the rest of the network, causing significant harm to critical systems.
To address this challenge, OPSWAT, a global leader in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity solutions, has unveiled its MetaDefender Kiosk K2100 at the 27th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum. The MetaDefender Kiosk acts as a digital security guard, inspecting all media for malware, vulnerabilities, and sensitive data before entering or leaving a secure environment. The solution is designed to keep critical networks secure even in the harshest conditions.
According to Sid Snitkin, Vice President of Cybersecurity Services at ARC Advisory Group, “OPSWAT has a deep understanding of the challenges OT security teams face. I am impressed with the comprehensive suite of security solutions and services the company offers to address those challenges, and I’m excited that our ARC Industry Leadership Forum attendees will get to experience it firsthand.”
The MetaDefender Kiosk K2100 is a mobile iteration of the MetaDefender Kiosk that operates in the most challenging environments, built to withstand rain, dust, vibrations, and more. It is also ruggedized, enabling secure use of portable and removable media in all conditions and environments. The K2100 was built with OPSWAT’s top cyber-threat prevention technologies, including multiscanning with over 30 anti-malware engines, file vulnerability assessment, Deep Content Disarm and Reconstruction (Deep CDR), Proactive Data Loss Prevention (Proactive DLP), and country of origin and compliance checks.
Pete Lund, VP of Products, OT Security of OPSWAT, said, “I am pleased to unveil the mobile iteration of our MetaDefender Kiosk. Critical infrastructure operators and security professionals are faced with both demanding environmental conditions and protecting critical systems against uncontrolled removable media and malware. The new MetaDefender Kiosk 2100 operates in the most challenging environments. It is built to withstand rain, dust, vibrations, and more – and most importantly, it can be used easily, even in full gear and gloves.”
OPSWAT has been at the forefront of the CIP cybersecurity solutions space, having launched the MetaDefender Kiosk L1001 in 2021, as well as many other product launches and enhancements in 2022, including MetaDefender Cloud Email Security, Neuralyzer, and the acquisition of FileScan.IO. The company’s commitment to delivering comprehensive security solutions to critical infrastructure industries is evident in the MetaDefender Kiosk K2100, which offers a secure, efficient, and user-friendly solution to the challenges of protecting critical systems against uncontrolled removable media and malware.
Visit OPSWAT at the ARC Industry Leadership Forum at booth #21 to learn more about the MetaDefender Kiosk K2100 and other innovative cybersecurity solutions from the company.
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