Aveva partners with Virsec to strengthen cybersecurity

Aug 01, 2018

Aveva has signed a partnership agreement with cybersecurity firm Virsec. According to Aveva, this partnership will give customers access to in-memory cyber protection for Industrial Control (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Virsec’s technology can reduce risks posed by targeted cyberattacks across IT and OT systems.

"We are thrilled to help Aveva proactively protect industrial, engineering and critical infrastructure organisations from these dangerous security threats,” said Atiq Raza, CEO of Virsec. "With this partnership, we can now provide Aveva customers our industry-leading security technology as an integrated part of an AVEVA solution."

"AVEVA continues to pursue new strategies and alliances to preemptively harden and secure its industrial and engineering software portfolio," said Rashesh Mody, vice president, monitoring and control at Aveva. "By partnering with Virsec, we have added an important layer of protection for our customers, leading the industry in applying the latest security technologies. Increasing convergence between IT and OT systems demands that our software solutions deliver ever-increasing levels of security while working seamlessly with our client’s IT systems.”

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