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Partnership with Nokia helps Clavister expand into Australia’s rail sector

Posted: 19 January 2022 | | No comments yet

Clavister, a leader in European carrier-grade cyber-security solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced an order intake from an Australian railway infrastructure company.

Clavister has been a long-term partner of Nokia and its solutions have been an essential part of Nokia’s cyber-security portfolio, especially within Managed Security Services (MSS) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution sets. This strong partnership has enabled enrolling one more major customer in Australia. The order, worth close to two million Swedish krona, will provide comprehensive network protection for both North/South and East/West traffic and secure access from non-compliant or unauthorised attempts.

Rail digitalisation

Digital transformation and connected devices are touching every aspect of our lives and businesses alike and railway infrastructure is not untouched by it either. The modern infrastructure is safer, more operationally efficient and provides an enhanced experience to passengers. However, as it is more connected, it increases the vulnerability surface for cyber-threats.

Delivering advances security features

Nokia has a comprehensive suite of ‘Cyber Security for Railways’ solutions with proven expertise in securing digital age railways. It includes a telecom grade NetGuard Virtual Firewall (NVFW), build on a Clavister’s technology that delivers extreme performance, making it the fastest virtual security gateway on the market today. As part this new contract win, Nokia and Clavister will deliver advanced security features including traffic filtration between trackside equipment and core network, elastic capacity management and a throughput-based license model. The customer will also benefit from centralised management and advance routing capabilities.

Cyber-security: A necessary component

John Vestberg, CEO of Clavister, said: “As the railway sector adopts new-age technologies, cyber-security becomes a necessary component of various railway businesses. Nokia and Clavister are working hand in hand to offer security solutions to keep trains running on time and to ensure passengers arrive at their destinations safe and satisfied. We welcome our new customer in Australia and we aim to implement a security zone boundary to keep their railway network infrastructure safe and secure. Our joint solution also addresses regulatory and compliance requirements.”

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