BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Bayshore Networks to safeguard US defence, intelligence and critical infrastructure customers against increasingly sophisticated adversaries and advanced persistent threats (APT).

As part of the agreement, Bae will resell and distribute a range of Bayshore’s cybersecurity solutions, including a SingleKey next-generation firewall, SCADA firewall, as well as its SingleView platform to high-value customers.

Specifically, the SingleKey firewall will be offered to large enterprise and government defence networks, whereas the SCADA firewall and SingleView platform will be provided to critical infrastructure environments and for real-time threat analytics and situational awareness.

Bayshore Networks CEO Francis Cianfrocca said the company will collaborate with BAE to deliver the most tightly integrated next-generation firewall on the market.

”Advanced persistent threats and other advanced malware attacks on government, critical infrastructure and defence networks are rampant, and require immediate resolution through highly innovative security solutions,” Cianfrocca said.

BAE Systems Cybersecurity Products Portfolio director William Mabon said both the companies provide the most sophisticated government and critical infrastructure organisations with high-performance defence and assurance against advanced malware threats worldwide.

”This expanded partnership will help us further understand, support and protect the interests of those customers,” Mabon said.

"This partnership will help us further understand, support and protect the interests of those customers."

Besides enabling the customers to utilise BAE’s 24×7 technical support infrastructure, the agreement will also help the customers to potentially leverage the company’s intellectual property to lower the risk associated with APT malware introduction into their respective networks.

BAE already protects some of the country’s most critical information through delivery of multi-level security and powerful cross-domain messaging and data protection solutions.

Integration with Bayshore’s next-generation firewall product portfolio is expected to help the company to address the industry’s requirement for additional protocol support, and accelerate performance for multi-gigabit networks as advanced threats and attacks rise in frequency and sophistication.

Image: BAE-Bayshore Networks strategic partnership will safeguard critical infrastructure and the country’s most sensitive data networks. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.

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