HVAC Breaking News / Commercial Controls / Building Automation Systems / Energy Management Systems

Nov. 12, 2013: Cyber Security Solution Protects Building, Energy Management Systems

IT Security Technology and Practices Combined with Real-Time Building Operating and Control

November 12, 2013
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — In response to the increasing rise of cyber threats, network compromises, and vulnerabilities directed at building and energy management systems and to further reinforce the cyber protection of these systems, Lynxspring and Netop have announced the availability of LYNX CyberPRO™, a new cyber protection solution for building automation and energy management systems.

LYNX CyberPRO was developed by Lynxspring, a leader in open platform technology and device-to-enterprise integration solutions for building automation, energy management, and equipment control, in conjunction with Netop, a leader in secure remote software solutions.

Incorporating IT security technology and practices along with real-time building operating and control methods, the companies said that LYNX CyberPRO hardens the corporate firewall by removing exposed devices and ports from the public Internet. It reinforces the perimeter defense and creates additional layers of continuous protection and prevention for the devices and systems across a building network by securing, managing, controlling, tracking, and monitoring access and activities.

According to Lynxspring and Netop, LYNX CyberPRO is non-disruptive, simple to install and operate, and does not require any changes or enhancements to existing networks. The solution supports leading building automation protocols using TCP/IP networks, open and legacy systems, and can be accessed anywhere without exposing building system devices to the public Internet on a full-time basis. It enables quick and reliable remote connectivity while simultaneously reducing possible attacks. The solution is scalable and can be deployed within existing buildings or new construction in single and multi-facility environments.

“LYNX CyberPRO is an innovative security solution designed to address the increasing number of cyber threats facing the building automation and energy management industry,” said, Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. “In combination with an easy-to-install hardware component, the service eliminates the ability for potential hackers to discover a company’s building automation system while providing reliable and secure remote access to devices and applications for authorized personnel and external vendors.”

“Cyber-related issues are continuing to play a growing role within building and energy management systems. They are not immune to attacks. All it takes is a single breach to cause a serious issue”, said Terry Swope, president and CEO of Lynxspring. “LYNX CyberPRO combines a solid foundation of proven cyber protection technology and best practices in building and energy systems management that strengthens the cyber protection of these systems.”

For more information, visit www.lynxcyberpro.com.

For more information about Lynxspring, visit www.lynxspring.com. For more information about Netop, visit www.netop.com.

Publication date: 11/11/2013

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con