Frost & Sullivan names Byres Security the 2010 World Award Winner for Industrial Network Security Solutions

Byres Security honoured by Analyst Firm Frost & Sullivan for Customer Value Enhancement in Industrial Network Security Solutions....



Frost & Sullivan Names Byres Security the 2010 World Award Winner for Industrial Network Security Solutions

May 19, 2010 – British Columbia, Canada

Byres Security Inc. (BSI) today announced that it has been presented with the Frost & Sullivan “2010 World Customer Value Enhancement Award in Industrial Network Security Solutions”.  The honor marks recognition for the Tofino™ Industrial Security Solution in the industrial network security market, and highlights its effectiveness as a high mean time between failure (MTBF) solution specifically designed for industrial control environments that operate seven days a week with no down time.  The award also calls out the fact that the Tofino solution protects against outside threats as well as accidental internal threats.

Frost & Sullivan named Byres Security its 2010 World Customer Value Enhancement Award winner for its focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, and for outstanding achievement in the areas of leadership, technical innovation, customer service and strategic product development.

A detailed investigation by Frost & Sullivan’s analysts indicated that Byres Security’s flagship product, the Tofino™ Industrial Security Solution addresses the need for a robust, flexible security solution that keeps industrial networks simple, threat-proof, highly scalable and easily managed.

“Winning the 2010 Customer Value Enhancement Award for Industrial Network Security is an honor and a testament to the approach we have taken with the Tofino Industrial Security Solution.  We designed it from the ground up to meet the needs of industry,” remarked Eric Byres, security expert and CTO of Byres Security.  “Controls technicians find it simple to configure, it is implemented without plant downtime, all hardware is industrially hardened, and it secures industry specific protocols like Modbus TCP and OPC Classic.”

“This award represents a significant tribute for our company and I want to recognize and thank the partners that helped shape our products and make them available across the markets we serve:  MTL Instruments, Honeywell, Hirschmann, Invensys and our Tofino Certified VARs. “said Joann Byres, CEO of Byres Security.  “I also want to recognize our hard working employees without whom this would not be possible. Finally I would like to especially acknowledge Boeing, Exxon-Mobil, Shell and other companies who have adopted and supported our Tofino products”.

Honors for the Frost & Sullivan’s World Customer Value Enhancement Award will be presented by the firm as part of its 2010 Excellence in Best Practices Banquet taking place June 8th in Anaheim, California.

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About Byres Security, Inc.

Byres Security Inc. is a leading company in the field of industrial cyber security for critical infrastructure companies such as those in the oil and gas, power, chemical and manufacturing sectors. Its flagship product, the Tofino™ Industrial Security Solution, is a unique hardware and software security system that provides Plug-n-Protect™ Security tailored for control systems. Tofino is simple to implement, does not require downtime, and takes care of security while focus is maintained on keeping industrial processes running safely and efficiently. For more information about BSI, please visit


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