GarrettCom Expands Cyber-Security Solutions for Critical Infrastructure Networks

Premier Hardened Industrial Networking Products Gain IP Firewall, VPN, VLAN and Secure Network Management Capabilities

FREMONT, Calif., June 20 - Cyber security is a critical component of modern industrial networks, especially those serving Critical Infrastructure sectors such as power utilities, transportation facilities and pipeline operations. A set of new networking products software releases from GarrettCom(TM), Inc. enable advanced security capabilities to be integrated into new and existing industrial networks, including those facing extreme environmental conditions and close regulatory scrutiny. Rigorous network perimeter security via IP Firewall, IPsec VPN and serial-port SSL capabilities is now available in the company's Magnum(TM) DX40 and DX800 compact hardened security appliances. Secure network management using encrypted protocols is now available across the Magnum 6K and DX product lines.

New software releases announced today include MNS-6K-Secure for Magnum Ethernet switches, and MNS-DX Release 1.3 for Magnum DX routers and terminal servers. These software releases continue GarrettCom's focus on the comprehensive Magnum Secure Network Framework (MSNF), which consists of six key elements, defined to promote best practices in network security:

o Secure Network Management

o Perimeter Security

o Serial and Ethernet Port Security

o Access Control

o Network Back-up and Recovery

o Legacy non-routable protocol secure transport

GarrettCom's Magnum Secure Networking initiative, including MSNF, is largely spurred on by the power utility industry's stringent NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards for cyber security. The new software releases are dominated by security-focused features, and also include other features more generally applicable to flexible, high-performance industrial networking.

MNS-6K-Secure is a new version of GarrettCom's MNS-6K network management software for Ethernet switches. It adds secure management via SSH to SNMPv3 and RADIUS/TACACS+ and SSL access security capabilities. MNS-6K-Secure also adds expanded system logging capability, increased concurrent network management users, DHCP server capabilities, and larger numbers of VLANs.

MNS-DX 1.3 expands IP firewall capabilities with NAT/PAT, DHCP server and filtering capabilities along with IPsec VPN support including X.509 certificate options. Also included is management security via SSH and SNMPv3, and support for ModBus-TCP to ModBus-RTU inter-networking.

For more information on MNSF and GarrettCom's MNS-6K-Secure and MNS-DX software see

About GarrettCom

GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont, Calif., is an industry leader in providing networking solutions for challenging industrial environments, including manufacturing, power utility substations, telecommunications, oil and gas pipelines, traffic control and video surveillance. The company's products provide a comprehensive industrial network architecture encompassing a switched Ethernet core, distributed edge devices for both Ethernet and Serial protocols, and secured connections to various WAN services. For more information on GarrettCom and its products, visit

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Jim Krachenfels,

GarrettCom, Inc.


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