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Belden and Byres Security Join Forces

August 26, 2009

Under the technology cooperation agreement, the two companies will jointly develop rugged industrial network security products.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada -- Belden and Byres Security Inc. (BSI) have announced that they have signed a technology cooperation agreement to jointly launch new products in the area of industrial network security, with availability later this year. Utilizing BSI's expertise in providing practical solutions to protect industry from network and cyber threats, and Belden's leadership position in the Automation market—with the Hirschmann range of products—the two companies look forward to delivering complete industrial security solutions for customers.

"As a global leader, Belden provides effective signal transmission solutions that include network devices designed for safety-critical applications for SCADA and industrial automation" remarked Mark Cooksley, Product Manager for Network Security at Belden. "We are pleased to partner with BSI. Their deep expertise in the area of industrial security and their proven ability to deliver pragmatic solutions will add value to our Hirschmann range of automation and networking systems."

Eric Byres, Chief Technology Officer of BSI, notes "Industry has become very reliant on the quality and consistency of its data streams, particularly for SCADA and automation. Systems and solutions need to be rugged—and it is for this reason that we are delighted to be working with Belden, a world leader in reliable industrial network products, to deliver simple and dependable security solutions for the Hirschmann range of products."

About Belden
Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded atotal revenue of USD 2 billion for the fiscal year 2008.

Together with its brands Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications—from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

About Byres Security
Byres Security Inc. (BSI) is a world leader in the field of industrial cyber security for critical infrastructure companies, including 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 Zone Level Security (ZLS)—tailored, protection for zones of control devices. Tofino is simple to implement, does not require downtime, and takes care of security while focus is maintained on keeping processes running safely and efficiently.

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