Owl Cyber Defense Announces the Release of the OPDS High Availability Solution

Maximize uptime and ensure that data never stops flowing during a hardware or network outage. 

Columbia, MD – August 31, 2022 – Owl Cyber Defense (“Owl”), the global market leader in hardware-enforced cross domain and data diode cybersecurity solutions, announced the release of the Owl Perimeter Defense High Availability Solution (OPDS-HA). For organizations who cannot risk downtime, a high availability solution can provide 24/7/365 protection and communications. The utilization of data diodes to enable one-way transfers of data from OT to IT is an industry proven way to ensure access to data while preventing OT environments from being attacked. A single data diode is sufficient when certain durations of downtime can be tolerated during maintenance updates or outages. However, when access to data is mission critical, high availability data diode solutions maximize uptime and ensure that data never stops flowing during a hardware or network outage.

“Increasingly, Owl customers view access to OT data as mission critical,” said Mark Toussaint, Product Manager at Owl Cyber Defense. “The release of the OPDS High Availability Solution is exciting because it ensures that customers can maintain operational data flows during planned maintenance updates and unplanned communication outages. The combination of Owl’s proven hardware-enforced data diode security and enterprise class high availability provides our customers with the security and data availability that today’s demands require.”

The OPDS High Availability Solution consists of a pair of OPDS-1000 data diodes to create a high availability solution and provides unmatched flexible protocol and datatype support, eliminating many of the challenges associated with deploying data diodes in high availability environments. The solution support multiple, simultaneous data streams and protocols. The high availability failover allows customers to maintain operational data flows whether there are planned (maintenance updates) or unplanned (communication disruptions) outages.

This solution supports loss of power, network outage, and maintenance update use cases as well as the following protocols and data types:

  • Aveva PI System (OSIsoft)
  • E-mail
  • FTP
  • MQTT
  • OPC Classic (DA / A&E)
  • RFTS
  • SFTP
  • SNMP
  • Syslog
  • TCP/IP
  • UDP (Unicast, Multicast)

To learn more about this high availability solution, click here.