Protect your industrial control systems with AAEON’s ICS-6270

Vivien Wang 2017-10-17

Consistently secure preemption and defense against industrial cyber attacks

(Taipei, Taiwan) A major developer of network computing solutions, AAEON launches the ICS-6270, a fanless-based and industrial-grade network appliance which facilitates security solutions and critical infrastructure in an IoT context, and is powered by the Intel® Atom Apollo Lake. Designed to streamline security management in unmanned and harsh environments, the ICS-6270 provides secure deployment for mission-critical frameworks, supporting both Windows and Linux operating systems, and is built to supplement existing network platforms in industrial environments with minimal configuration.

Physically speaking, the ICS-6270 is a highly scalable and rugged hardware solution for critical infrastructure in harsh industrial-based environments, and as such has been designed to industrial-grade requirements, operating at an impressive wide-temperature range of -40°C ~ 75°C. It is enclosed within a corrosion-proof steel casing for resistance against outer stimuli, and features an aluminum heatsink, enhancing the cooling function and maximizing air circulation.

The system is built around the Intel® Atom Apollo Lake processor SoC, with optional support for TPM v1.2 9660 and TPM2.0 9665. 2-pair LAN bypass function is also supported. Storage choices include a 2.5” HDD bay and a CFast™ socket, as well as a co-lay for BOM optional mSATA, whilst system memory comprises a 204-pin DDR3L 1867MHz SODIMM slot, with a capability of 8GB.

Featuring 6 native LED LAN ports, USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port and an isolated COM port (RS-232/422/485), the ICS-6270 provides a plethora of expansion and flexibility options. A 2Pin Terminal Block +9~36VDC is located on the top panel, whilst a DIN rail and wallmount on the rear I/O enable easy physical deployment, ensuring hassle-free integration with existing hardware systems.

The ICS-6270 offers a preemptive shield against cybersecurity threats such as malware infection, PLC logic degradation, problematic modems and remote bases, hijacked interfaces, and compromised control systems. More importantly, the ICS-6270 facilitates a secure hardware environment, ensuring interoperability and system responsiveness.

“This newest offering of ours is the perfect hardware platform for security management in centralized data management systems such as SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), as it provides high-level reliability,” said Fredy Hsu, Product Manager for AAEON's Network Security Division (NSD). “The ICS-6270 interfaces seamlessly with existing distributed control systems, and provides the highest degree of network hardware support, preventing system compromise and contamination.”