Schneider partners with Claroty on industrial infrastructure safety & cybersecurity

Aug 08, 2017

Claroty, an company focused in Operational Technology (OT) network protection, and Schneider announced that they are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure. Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution to Schneider's customers through the company’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP). 

According to Schneider, the Claroty platform proactively protects industrial control systems and continuously monitors industrial networks for cyber threats. With secure remote access, asset owners can employ policies to control remote employee and third-party access to critical systems, and record the sessions. Continuous threat detection creates an inventory of industrial network assets, identifies misconfigurations, monitors traffic between assets, and finds anomalies that may indicate the presence of a malicious actor. Alerts provide plant and security personnel with actionable insights for investigation, response, and recovery.

“At Schneider Electric, we recognize the urgent need to assist our customers in enhancing their safety and cybersecurity programs,” said David Doggett, senior director cybersecurity, industry business at Schneider. “One way we are addressing this need is through partnering with Claroty to provide real-time network monitoring and anomaly-detection.”   

Schneider Electric and Claroty have conducted testing to validate solution interoperability.

“Passive network intrusion detection techniques are critical for applications where system availability is paramount,” Doggett said. “Claroty’s platform can strengthen solutions against known cyber attacks that have bypassed existing boundary protections. The technology can also alert network operators about novel attack vectors or attacks initiated by rouge insiders using existing tools and credentials.”

“We have set off on a mission to bring rapid and long overdue change to the cybersecurity of industrial control networks,” said Amir Zilberstein, Claroty CEO. “We recognize that this complex challenge is best addressed in a unified and robust fashion – where security vendors such as Claroty work hand in hand with leading equipment manufacturers. Partnering with Schneider Electric and delivering our solutions within its comprehensive approach to cybersecurity through its EcoStruxure architecture will help drive the broadest reach and most immediate impact to industrial companies."

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