FoxGuard Solutions and Security Matters partner to provide a new cyber secure industrial computing solution to the energy industry.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (January 18, 2018) — FoxGuard Solutions, Inc. announced the release of GRID-FS1, a new fanless rugged industrial computer for substation application. Designed to meet IEC 61850-3 and certified for IEEE 1613,  the GRID-FS1 is an ideal communication gateway, SCADA system, or IOT platform.

“We designed the GRID-FS1 to be the perfect platform for ISVs to deploy their applications,” says Anderson Peeples, Technical Program Manager for the GRID-FS1. “At FoxGuard, we ship over 40% of our products internationally and understand the challenges faced when depoying solutions across the globe. You shouldn’t have to redesign your system for each unique deployment and that’s the mindset we had when we designed the GRID-FS1. With versatility in mind, the GRID-FS1 is offered in wallmount and rackmount configurations with wide range AC or DC power supplies. It’s well suited for the high temperatures, shock, and vibration common to industrial environments and utilizes long life cycle embedded components so you won’t be surprised with any sudden EOL dates.”


SecurityMatters provides a passive automated network monitoring solution for industrial environments empowering asset owners to identify, react, and respond to industrial threats and flaws. SecurityMatters selected the GRID-FS1 for their flagship software product, SilentDefense, to provide a turnkey product to the substation medium and low voltage energy market.  SilentDefense provides instant OT network and process visibility, and reports internal and external cyber threats in a clear and actionable way. As a result, operators can easily identify the source of a threat and take quick responsive action.

“FoxGuard demonstrated advanced capabilities to model products before building, which stood out from all others, and made us feel more like a partner than a customer,” said Cliff Gregory, Chief Executive Officer USA of Security Matters. “We are better together.”