Owl Cyber Defense Announces New Major Software Platform Release – “OPDS-Talon”

Danbury, CT -December 19, 2018 – Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC (“Owl”), the market leader in data diode network cybersecurity solutions, is proud to announce the next release and productization of the company’s OPDS core software platform,, now branded as “OPDS-Talon”, for use on the OPDS and EPDS data diode product lines.

While the hardware-based platforms in Owl data diodes enforce one-way data transfers and network segmentation, a complementary software platform is required in order to manage the devices, enforce policies, interact with the network, and control data flow. OPDS-Talon is a menu-based system administration software tool built on a hardened Linux operating system that follows Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks. Designed with a defense-in-depth strategy, the OPDS hardware and Talon software platforms operate together in a layered approach to effectively defend networks and digital assets from cyberattack.

“This critical software platform has always supported OPDS and EPDS data diodes,” said Phil Won, Product Manager at Owl. “However, the release incorporates enhancements and features that have elevated the platform to product status. We’ve significantly enhanced the user-interface and simplified several control processes, resulting in a large leap forward in the functionality of the entire OPDS product line.”

New features include a user-focused menu system, enhanced role-based access controls, and improved network diagnostic tools. The clean and intuitive menu design simplifies and accelerates navigation and administration, and the new network diagnostic tools make it easier to update and view current software versions.

“We are committed to building a robust and highly skilled engineering team, tasked to make Owl products the best they can be. These advancements demonstrate the value in constant improvements to our technology,” said Scott Coleman, Director of Marketing and Product Management at Owl. “Over the last few releases, the OPDS-Talon software platform has seen more than 70 enhancements, from the OS, to system controls, to the UX. We strongly encourage our customers keep their software up-to-date with the latest release through Owl Technical Services to take advantage of the increased security and variety of new features.”



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Owl Cyber Defense leads the world in data diode and cross domain network cybersecurity. With a constant focus on customers in the military, government, critical infrastructure, and commercial communities, Owl develops market-first, one-way data transfer products to meet a variety of operational needs, from entry level to enterprise.

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