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How secured hardware solutions can mitigate the risk of data security

The IT systems of enterprises have gone way beyond the username/password access, software-based antivirus and malware systems to ensure the security of crucial data. Hardware-based security solutions are ruling the roost, as the companies are moving ahead with a simple and cost-effective approach, instead of banking on software-based programs.

Almost all the organizations have physical assets that require protection. The classified information on the sensitive networks has to be safeguarded by making it inaccessible to other external networks, especially in the wake of recent incidents related to the safety of crucial data. However, at some point, a firm is required to transfer or process the data between the two networks, especially in the critical infrastructure sectors.

This is where the role of secured hardware solutions comes into play with companies/new-age products like Silver, a critical hardware safety solutions provider thriving on offering result-oriented solutions. Data diode is one of the major hardware options offered by the firm/included in the product, which is known for high security, configuration and performance. It is placed between the two networks with different levels of security to control the flow of data.

Data diode, also known as unidirectional network ensures that the information travels in one direction, preventing the data from flowing in the opposite direction. It also eliminates the possibility of data leakage, ensuring the safety of critical information. The best thing about hardware-based security solutions is that they operate independently even after the boot process and the software protected by hardware-based security is shielded from potential malware and other threats.

With data diode, the secured hardware operates without burdening the host processor, avoiding computer slowdowns or loss in productivity. This type of security is not a new concept, as it possesses the capability to eliminate the possibility of third-party audits for the detection of security flaws. It can be applied in several industry areas, such as telecom, finance, nuclear & energy, etc. Thus, the scope of this technology remains undisputed and unperturbed in the long run.


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