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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

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