How to Select the Best Data Diode to Protect your Critical Infrastructure – OPSWAT Data Diode Comparison Guide

A data diode is a hardware cybersecurity solution that ensures unidirectional information transfer between two networks. Data diodes have been common for decades in high-security environments, such as defense and intelligence agency facilities. With the rise of industrial IoT and digitization, data diodes are increasingly being deployed by private enterprises to securely transmit data generated by industrial control and safety systems for nuclear power plants and other electrical power generating facilities, manufacturing facilities, and transport systems to other networks (including the public Internet) while protecting the networks containing these systems from attack.

OPSWAT MetaDefender can be easily integrated with data diodes from many leading vendors to provide a higher level of security and visibility over the data brought into your organization. Data first enters through MetaDefender Kiosk, where a user with predetermined security clearance is allowed to scan data inserted into the Kiosk with MetaDefender Core Multiscanning, Deep Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR), Proactive Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and File-Based Vulnerability Assessment technologies.

If no threats are found, the data is allowed to pass through the data diode and enter the secure network where it is stored in MetaDefender Vault. The user can then access the allowed files. Any files brought into the organization are logged in MetaDefender Vault for audit purposes.

The research needed to select the right data diode for your use case andenvironment can be daunting. To make this process easier, we did the research foryou and consolidated it in one place, the OPSWAT Data Diode Comparison Guide.

This newly updated version of the guide contains comparative information on the features of over 30 industry-leading data diode products, including:

  • Product description
  • Value proposition
  • Diode technology
  • Certifications awarded
  • Supported transfer protocols
  • Supported encryption standards
  • Throughput
  • Data masking capabilities
  • Physical dimensions
  • Sales and support contact information
  • Guest user support
  • Documented integration with OPSWAT MetaDefender

For more information about MetaDefender Kiosk, MetaDefender Vault, and the data diode vendors integrated with OPSWAT please contact us, or visit Data Diode Guide.

For more information, please contact one of our cybersecurity experts.

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