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Mitigating Security Risks: Schneider Electric and Nozomi Networks Partnership

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 14, 2019

A global leader in industrial cybersecurity, Nozomi Networks provides a leading solution in real time for managing cyber risk and enhancing industrial resilience. Customers gain advanced cybersecurity, enhanced operating reliability, and easy IT/OT integration with one solution. The company helps the world’s largest industries "See and Secure" their critical industrial control networks through the innovation of using artificial intelligence. Today, over a quarter of a million devices are supported by Nozomi Network, in sectors such as essential infrastructure, energy, production, mining, transport, and utilities, allowing the management of rising cyber risks to operational networks (OT).

Recently, a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks has been signed by Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centers, and infrastructure. In accordance with this agreement, Schneider Electric will cooperate with Nozomi to provide advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment, and other cybersafety solutions and services to customers in the industrial manufacturing sectors and the critical infrastructure, helping them to control, prevent and reduce risks to business performance and their operation.

Schneider is the undisputed leader in medium voltage, low voltage, safe power and automation systems with a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. In its global business environment, Schneider works with an open platform for real-term monitoring and operational efficiency, providing integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation, and software.

The collaboration with Nozomi enables the company’s cybersecurity services solution and expertise in the oil and gas, the power industry, construction automation, and other sectors, to respond more actively to its immediate demand for effective, operational technology. For industrial control system cyber resilience and real-time operational visibility, Schneider Electric offers customers worldwide advanced solutions from the Nozomi Networks. In conjunction with the SCADAgardian platform of Nozomi, Schneider Electric will combine its EcoStruxure IIoT process automation and industrial monitoring solutions for real-time visibility operations.

The combined solution offers deep network visibility, and OT cybersecurity operators need one solution, which is comprehensive and highly scalable. The SCADAguardian solution provides Schneider Electric customers with precise asset discovery, superior threat detection and flexibility and scalability in deployment options. Schneider Electric consultants worldwide continue to be trained as certified Nozomi Networks engineers, to support customers during their entire implementation of cybersecurity solutions and to provide OT threat hunting and forensic analytics experts. In Schneider’s Electric sites all over the world, its customers can experience Nozomi Networks’ real-time operational visibility and cyber safety solutions.