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Securing the IIoT with Flexible Firewalls

November 12, 2018 Brandon Lewis

Traditional IT firewalls don’t translate well to the factory floor, necessitating a new class of industrial firewall appliances. Industrial firewalls emphasize flexibility, simplicity, and reliability over scalability and performance, but firewall equipment that meets these requirements is in limited supply off the shelf.

In this article, industrial network engineers will learn:

  • The challenges of network security in industrial environments
  • How Intel Atom® processors enable flexible industrial firewall designs
  • About platforms that accelerate industrial firewall deployment

About the Author

Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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