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Mellanox Technologies is to join the Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium (IC3), led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to market its products within the IC3 framework, the latter company announced on 16 January.

In addition, Mellanox will collaborate with Custodio Technologies, a Singapore-based IAI subsidiary, in the co-development of an innovative cyber investigation solution that leverages Mellanox’s smart network cards and Custodio’s CyVestiGO investigation system. The combined solution will enable extensive log collection in advanced server environments, as well as quick analysis in detecting sophisticated cyber attacks.

IC3 was founded in 2016, under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Economy, to provide a comprehensive solution to cyber challenges faced by governments worldwide. The consortium, which offers a combination of the leading Israeli cyber technologies to customers around the world, includes companies such as Check Point, Verint, Bynet, ECI, CyberX, Clearsky, CyberArk, BGProtect, XM Cyber, Mellanox, and IAI, which leads the consortium. IC3 has also established a national cyber centre in Latin America, which includes a national cybersecurity plan, risk assessment surveys and an advanced monitoring and protection centere against cyber attacks.

Ariel Levanon, VP of Cybersecurity at Mellanox Technologies, commented that “The BlueField 2 solution, launched last summer, provides our customer's data centres with smart and secure connectivity in advanced server environments without impacting performance.”

Yoav Turgeman, IAI VP and CEO of ELTA, added “Cybersecurity is an important and growing component of IAI and we aim to provide solutions for a wide range of threats in aviation, intelligence, sea, national cyber systems and more. The Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium positions the State of Israel as a leader in the global cyber industry and we welcome Mellanox, a first-class Israeli company with unique cyber solutions, to the consortium.”

Mellanox is the leading developer of secure smart Ethernet and InfiniBand connectivity for data and computing centeres, as well as multiple-core network processors. Mellanox’s solutions help corporations, government agencies, academic, research and defence institutions to leverage the capabilities of their data centeres and benefit from optimal operational and economic efficiency. As a pioneer in intelligent connectivity, Mellanox emphasizes the design and manufacturing of smart “information pipelines” that process, compute and analyse ‘on the go’ transfer of encrypted information over communication lines and efficient running of high-performance cyber applications.

IAI’s Intelligence System (Image: IAI)

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