barox joins The Alliance for Cyber Security in bid to drive up protection standards
11 June 2020
IN THE company’s drive to implement the highest standards of cyber protection, barox Kommunikation AG (the specialist manufacturer of ‘switches made for video networks’) has joined The Alliance for Cyber Security.
An initiative of Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, The Alliance for Cyber Security is an association of major players in the field of cyber security in Germany. The Alliance’s core mission is to increase national cyber security and strengthen resistance to cyber attacks.
To help ensure the highest standards of cyber resilience, The Alliance for Cyber Security supports the exchange of information and experience from its members in order to build a comprehensive knowledge base. In this way, The Alliance acts as an advisor, working with its partners to defend against today’s threats and promoting collaboration designed to build more secure and resilient network infrastructures and devices for the future.
“The implementation and management of secure communication data is a top priority for barox,” asserted Rudolf Rohr, co-founder and managing partner of the business. “Joining The Alliance for Cyber Security will be a great asset for barox, supporting its drive to guarantee and continuously improve upon video and data security safety standards. On this platform manufacturers of switches, firewalls, cameras and servers can all pool and share their knowledge in order to develop robust cyber solutions.”
“Taking the issue of end-to-end information security very seriously,” continued Rohr, “barox has invested heavily in its ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certification. Partnering with The Alliance for Cyber Security will add an extra dimension in terms of our ability to support our customers with an unparalleled level of cyber security for our video switches, media converters and IP extenders. This is precisely the reason why we want to work in even closer co-operation with all those operating in the IT and Internet industry in the field of IT security.”
Further, Rohr commented: “In relation to products, in the new RY-28xx Series managed Ethernet switch, barox has implemented firewall functions to provide protective measures that safeguard systems by, for example, blocking certain protocols like Telnet within the IP camera network.”
The Alliance for Cyber Security investigates security risks associated with the use of IT and develops preventive security measures. It provides information on risks and threats relating to the use of information technology and seeks out appropriate solutions. This work includes IT security testing and the assessment of IT systems in co-operation with industry.