Informzaschita and Kaspersky Lab to Secure Rosatom’s IT Resources

Informzaschita and Kaspersky Lab have deployed an integrated IT infrastructure security system for one of the major Rosatom State Corporation’s enterprises, Afrikantov Experimental Design Bureau for Mechanical Engineering (JSC Afrikantov OKBM). The Kaspersky Security platform for business selected by the customer will unite all workstations, servers and mobile devices of the enterprise. As a result, the Afrikantov OKBM will employ a unified security system ensuring all-round security of its corporate networks.

The Afrikantov OKBM develops and manufactures different types of power engineering equipment including commercial nuclear reactors as well as naval and civil fleet reactors. Jointly with other Rosatom enterprises, the Afrikantov OKBM implements global development plans in the field of the Russian nuclear industry. According to Yuri Yurchenko, Head of the Afrikantov OKBM’s Computer Systems Department, such large-scale efforts need a guaranteed quality of research and production processes:

“Of course, all essential lines of our activities have been automated and managed by computers, and we must be sure of their security and reliability. The integrated information security system developed jointly with Kaspersky Lab and Informzaschita ensures a safe operation environment of our IT infrastructure preventing any attempts to infect or intrude into our corporate network.”

Sergey Zemkov, Kaspersky Lab’s Managing Director Russia, Transcaucasia and Central Asia, noted: “Nuclear engineering is naturally one of critically important industries, and uninterrupted operation and security of its production facilities play a key role. The case of the notorious Stuxnet virus showed that the penetration of malicious software into infrastructures of such enterprises could result in very serious problems including total interruption of their activities. We are happy that the Afrikantov OKBM being one of the Russia’s major manufacturers of nuclear engineering equipment pays much attention to information security and selected our solution to ensure the due security level.”