Claroty secures Rockwell Industrial Networks

  • November 14, 2021
  • William Payne

Industrial systems cybersecurity specialist Claroty has integrated its Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) solution with Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk AssetCentre. The two companies’ joint solution allows customers to discover, protect, and manage OT, IoT, and IIoT in their industrial networks.

The joint solution fuses CTD’s OT visibility with AssetCentre’s data management capabilities to automate, optimise, and centralise inventory. It brings together CTD’s risk and vulnerability assessment and correlation with AssetCentre’s backup and recovery coverage for industrial networks, and includes highly flexible on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployment options.

“Many critical industrial assets are at risk due to enterprises’ limited abilities in inventory management, risk and vulnerability correlation, and asset backup,” said Grant Geyer, chief product officer of Claroty. “Visibility is the foundation to every risk management programme in the industrial economy. With this solution, asset-intensive organisations can be confident that their OT asset inventory is comprehensive and protected against a variety of cyber security and business continuity risks that threaten resiliency in today’s digital and connected enterprise.”

“The combined technical prowess of Claroty CTD and Rockwell FactoryTalk AssetCentre gives customers visibility into their OT assets and the vulnerabilities and risks facing those assets, as well as full confidence that all critical assets are backed up,” said Jason Wright, director of digital design and visualisation apps at Rockwell Automation. “Through greater visibility into and protection of OT assets, organisations can improve uptime, productivity, quality, employee safety, and regulatory compliance.”

CTD Connector for AssetCentre is designed to expand CTD’s visibility capabilities with a centralised, fully automated OT asset inventory across the entire OT environment; insight includes the hardware, firmware, model, rack slot, IP, vendor, and related details for all assets – even tough-to-identify nested devices and those located at levels 0-2.

It also protects critical assets and helps minimise downtime by continuously assessing risks and monitoring for vulnerabilities, automatically correlating this information with the assets in the OT environment to provide tailored mitigation and remediation guidance for all risks and vulnerabilities affecting those assets.

Disaster recovery coverage is improved by revealing any critical assets not included in the disaster recovery plan, enabling users to add those assets and validate asset backup.kkkkk