Cynalytica and Nozomi secure IoT environments

  • June 7, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

IoT security firm Nozomi Networks worked with Cynalytica to provide visibility, monitoring and threat detection that encompass TCP/IP-based and non-IP based serial bus and analogue connections in OT and IoT environments.

The joint offering simplifies addressing security across modern and legacy systems, and converges security monitoring across an unlimited number of facilities and systems to a central location.

“The current cyber-security challenges and gaps faced by ICS, scada and OT operators are multifaceted, encompassing the risks associated with the increased connectivity of both non-IP based communication protocols and IP-based networks,” said Richard Robinson, CEO of Virginia-based Cynalytica. “The combination of Cynalytica’s non-IP based communication monitoring capabilities with Nozomi Networks OT and IoT security offers a comprehensive approach, enabling operators to bridge the capabilities gap between these two domains, gain holistic visibility and situational awareness, detect threats across diverse communication protocols, and effectively protect their critical infrastructure and operational technology environments.”

California-based Nozomi Networks supports more than 89 million devices in thousands of installations across energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities and critical infrastructure. Its products are deployable onsite and in the cloud and span IT, OT and IoT to automate inventorying, visualising and monitoring industrial control networks through artificial intelligence. Use cases stretch beyond cyber security, and include trouble shooting, asset management and predictive maintenance.

Cynalytica provides cyber security for operational technology (OT) environments. Its OTNetGuard and AnalytICS engine provide visibility, monitoring and threat detection for non-IP based communications, such as serial and analogue communications and protocols, which are prevalent in critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. Its expertise in OT security and an understanding of non-IP based protocols protect critical infrastructure, and industrial systems from evolving cyber-physical threats.

“We’re finding that Cynalytica is critical in some of our largest accounts who rely on serial communications alongside Ethernet TCP/IP in their operational networks,” said Chet Namboodri, Nozomi SVP. “Our combined visibility and threat detection, including intrusion detection via the AnalytICS engine, ensures that all potential threats are captured and simplifies remediation efforts through our platforms. Cynalytica providing both on-prem and SaaS serves as a fantastic fit with Nozomi Networks’ flexibility of Guardian and Vantage platforms.”