EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands , July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SecurityMatters, a global leader in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) network assessment and protection, announces that it has signed a strategic partnership with Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading provider of Industrial Automation and control (IA) solutions, to boost cyber resilience for industrial and critical infrastructure globally.
Challenges continue to grow for the industrial automation cybersecurity community. Progressive adoption of operational technology (OT) is expanding the use cases requiring protection. Lack of visibility is undermining the effectiveness of established defenses. Weak boundaries between information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) are increasing the need for more integrated and effective cybersecurity solutions.
Yokogawa is the leading and world-class solution provider in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pharmaceuticals.
After a competitive review process, Yokogawa selected SecurityMatters as their partner to incorporate SecurityMatters’ award winning cyber resilience technology into their Industrial automation portfolio of products. SecurityMatters’ SilentDefense is the most advanced and mature industrial control system (ICS) network monitoring and situational awareness platform. SilentDefense passively analyzes industrial network communications, provides rich information about network assets and alerts in real-time for any threat to operational continuity.
This strategic partnership will provide Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s global customers with a fully integrated solution, designed to empower industrial operators with unrivaled visibility, threat detection capability and control of their network.
“This agreement with Yokogawa will create an important strategic partnership in the industrial automation industry, strengthening both companies’ leadership in the global market. Together we can accelerate a cyber resilience industrial revolution, bringing our powerful cyber security solution worldwide,” said Damiano Bolzoni, CEO at SecurityMatters.
About SecurityMatters: SecurityMatters empowers critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations with the ability to identify, analyze and respond to industrial threats and flaws, minimizing troubleshooting costs and unexpected downtime. We leverage OT-specific knowledge and understanding to provide visibility into critical assets and their activity and detect operational problems and cyber security threats. Our revolutionary network monitoring platform has been successfully deployed by customers worldwide. www.secmatters.com
About Yokogawa: Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 112 companies spanning 61 countries, generating US$3.8 billion in sales in FY2017. For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com
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