RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Owl Computing Technologies, Inc. ( www.owlcti.com), the leading provider of deterministic data diode cybersecurity solutions, is proud to announce the release of its latest Owl Perimeter Defense Solution (OPDS) product, the OPDS-5D. This hardware-based data diode provides an affordable, entry level solution for one-way data transfer in critical infrastructure environments.
The OPDS-5D is a compact, all-in-one DIN rail-compatible solution incorporating the capabilities and benefits of the higher end data diode solutions from Owl, while adding the unique ability to operate in environmental extremes. This solution now makes Owl's premier data diode technology available and practical to enterprise or industrial deployments that might have previously considered it unattainable or cost prohibitive. "The initial response from customers and distributors has been overwhelmingly positive," stated Dennis Lanahan - Director of World Wide Channel Partnerships & International Sales for Owl. "Our partners have always understood the security value of data diodes and now this entry level solution opens a whole new range of applications for them." With a low initial investment, minimal on-going operational expenses, and a mean time before failure (MTBF) of over 10 years, the OPDS-5D offers a dramatically lower total cost of ownership than any comparable network security device. In addition, the fan less, sealed design is dust, smoke, extreme heat and cold resistant, combining for a set-and-forget operation that is unequaled. "We are excited to address commercial markets that deal with environmental extremes that exceed traditional IT environments," noted Dr. Ronald Mraz, President and CEO of Owl. "Owl has always been an innovative technology leader, and with the launch of this product we have cemented our position well ahead of the market. No other comparable product runs as long, operates in such extremes, or presents such an overall value." Designed for customers with minimal bandwidth requirements, the OPDS-5D offers a cost of ownership advantage that makes it readily deployable for single installations or broad deployments across fleets, networks, pipelines or grids. It easily meets the needs of all critical infrastructure sectors (energy, financial, transportation, communications, etc.), operating in facilities with single, multiple, local or remote systems. And like all Owl hardware-based network security solutions, the OPDS-5D is inherently immune to vulnerabilities found in software-based solutions, and is uniquely capable of simultaneously transferring a variety of data types within multiple data flows.