Operational technology solutions provider Network Perception Inc. and industrial cybersecurity startup Claroty Ltd. today announced a technology integration that will provide OT network auditors with a comprehensive, independent audit platform to track and verify system changes and enhance network visibility.
The combined audit platform has been designed to enable auditors to establish an accurate baseline view of network architecture and cybersecurity posture. The information gathered can then be used for continuous monitoring, allowing for immediate response and adaptation to disruptions.
The two companies argue that network assessment automation is fundamental to cyber resiliency best practices. Automation allows security and audit teams to transition from point-in-time spot-checking to real-time verification.
“While performing regular reviews of compliance metrics is important, accessing that data and analyzing it can be time-consuming, tedious and limited depending on where you are looking,” said Network Perceptions Chief Executive Robin Berthier. “As cybersecurity risks grow, reviews need to become more comprehensive and frequent and need to be managed in a way that will not overburden security and audit teams.”
Key to the announcement is the need for an audit platform to proactively alert network administrations to at-risk changes and vulnerabilities. “The exponential growth of unmanaged OT and XIoT network assets has made critical infrastructure more vulnerable to external threats,” noted Stephan Goldberg, vice president of business development at Claroty.
The integration with Network Perception is said to empower Claroty customers to quickly discover and protect their XIoT assets, detect and respond to the earliest indicators of threats and seamlessly extend their existing enterprise security and risk infrastructure and programs to harden their industrial networks.
Claroty was last in the news in May when it announced the expansion of its FOCUS Partner Program to include several managed security service providers, including IBM Corp., NTT Data Corp. and eSentire Inc.
Claroty is a venture capital-backed company, having raised $640 million to date, including rounds of $400 million in December 2021 and $140 million in June 2021. Investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2 LP, Bessemer Venture Partners LLC, Standard Investments Ltd., Rockwell Automation Inc., Schneider Electric SE, LG Technology Ventures Co. Ltd. and Team8 Labs Ltd.
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