Software-based security solutions suffer from the ever present risk of being vulnerable to malicious code and hacking. One way to circumvent this problem is by employing data diodes. Data diodes are essentially hardware-based electronic devices with two separate circuits or nodes – one send-only and the other receive-only. This ensures that a physical ‘air gap’ is maintained between two interconnected networks and prevents intrusive threats from making any headway into the network structure.
In case of any malicious threat that manages to force its way into one network, it will be contained to that specific node. The threat is unable to exploit the system given the physical nature of the diodes and can be safely neutralized. Data diode is a vital part of Wynyard Group’s Cyber Threat Analytics and makes for an indispensable tool in cybersecurity.