Johnson adds Nozomi security to Building platform

  • September 5, 2022
  • William Payne

Building tech firm Johnson Controls has entered a framework agreement with infrastructure cybersecurity firm Nozomi Networks. Under the new agreement, Johnson Controls will employ Nozomi’s IoT and OT security systems to secure smart buildings, facilities automation and building managed services. The security features will be utilised to secure Johnson Controls’ smart building platform, Openblue.

Last year, Johnson Controls participated in Nozomi Networks $100 million funding round as part of its development of active security for the company’s OpenBlue platform.

Johnson Controls recently announced its purchase of Tempered Networks, which will be embedded into the OpenBlue platform, a flexible computing approach for converging building technologies and making those technologies more insightful, powerful, and optimised. Tempered Networks protects secure buildings data from edge to cloud with zero trust based Airwall technology. Nozomi Networks’ capabilities can further extend the capabilities of a customers’ IoT infrastructure by providing additional cybersecurity threat monitoring and visibility features and functionality. 

“Johnson Controls is at the forefront of digitising the built environment through our innovative OpenBlue platform, and we are continuously looking for opportunities to maximise safety, improve efficiency and ensure business continuity, said Vijay Sankaran, chief technology officer, Johnson Controls. “Our investment in Nozomi Networks’ leading threat assessment toolset reflects the importance of cybersecurity in this digital transformation.”

Nozomi Networks solutions support more than 74 million devices in thousands of installations across energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities and critical infrastructure. Nozomi Networks products are deployable onsite and in the cloud, and span IT, OT and IoT to automate the hard work of inventorying, visualising and monitoring industrial control networks through the innovative use of artificial intelligence.