Belkin Secure KM Switch and Secure Windowing KVM Switch Earn Bronze in Security Products and Services Excellence Awards
Online PR News – 26-March-2014 – PLAYA VISTA, CA – PLAYA VISTA, CA, March 26, 2014 - Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named two Belkin products as winners of the 2014 Global Excellence Awards. Belkin's Secure KM Switch and Secure Windowing KVM Switch were named bronze winners in the New Security Products and Services Excellence category.
These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.
Cyber threats are on the rise for businesses of all types, with confidential data and computer systems serving as prime targets for cyber criminals. One of the least understood and most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting cyber attacks is the use of KVM switching devices that allow employees to securely switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop location. Cyber attacks can unknowingly arise from within an organization as rigorously as those originating from outside sources.
Belkin addresses this concern with secure KVM switch solutions that offer true data path isolation to protect organizations from cyber attacks and improve desktop security, protect confidential information, and reduce the risk of losing critical assets.
Secure KM Switch
Belkin's Secure KM Switch is designed for government agencies and financial markets that need to safely isolate networks and connected systems. It offers secure switching between isolated networks with simple cursor movement. The user seamlessly transfers the keyboard and mouse controls from one computer to another by moving the cursor to a different monitor, instead of pressing a button on the switch. All computers remain active and viewable on their respective screens while the user is inputting on the selected computer. The KM Switch offers the user the same advantages of a trader switch, with the data protection of Belkin's Advanced Secure product line built into the design: The switch provides true data path isolation using unidirectional optical diodes, dedicated processors to prevent unintended data leakage between computers, non-reprogrammable custom firmware to prevent tampering with the KM Switch logic, and an end-to-end tamper-proof system.
Secure Windowing KVM Switch
Belkin's new Secure Windowing KVM Switch brings the era of manual push-button switching between channels to an end, and makes simultaneous interaction with multiple computers a reality. The first-to-market switch delivers superior peripheral security for federal government and high security agencies by providing true data path isolation between systems and networks the hallmark of Belkin's Advanced Secure KVM product family. Unlike conventional KVMs, the Belkin the switch requires no manual push-button switching between channels. The new switch enables simultaneous user interaction with multiple computers connected to networks with different security levels, using one mouse, one keyboard and one or two display monitors.
"Cyber attacks from within any type of institution can arise as rigorously as those originating from outside sources. When this happens, the potential exists for maliciously altered peripherals to gain control, intercept, and/or access resources beyond users' PCs and into any computer network that the PC is attached to," said Luis Artiz, director of product management, Business Division, Belkin International. "Our KVM switches offer true data path isolation to prohibit the malicious use of PC peripherals, and we are honored to have them acknowledged by Info Security Product Guide's Global Excellence Awards and earning bronze for our efforts to prevent cyber attacks at the desktop."
About Info Security Products Guide Awards
SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in 10 annual award programs: The Info Security's Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry's Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer World Awards, CEO World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, The Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Women World Awards, PR World Awards, and Pillar Employee Recognitions World Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including the people, products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com
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About Belkin Business
Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.
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