Belden Inc. has released the Tofino Enforcer Software Development Kit (SDK), a toolkit that allows third parties to create next-generation cybersecurity solutions using the company’s patented Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. Tofino Enforcer modules developed with the SDK are designed to protect difficult-to-secure supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control system (ICS) protocols, and improve the overall reliability and safety of industrial systems, the company says. Using the toolkit, developers can design custom loadable security modules (LSMs) for the wide variety of SCADA and ICS protocols currently in use.
For major automation vendors, the Tofino Enforcer SDK enables them to secure their proprietary protocols with DPI technology, without having to disclose sensitive internal information. Companies can create a custom solution, controlling their own development cycle and the management of future updates.
To add value for their customers, system integrators can create custom DPI modules to secure unusual SCADA protocols or devices. Instead of starting from scratch, they can take advantage of proven Tofino DPI firewall technology in any scenario or application.