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Rockwell announces partnership with Claroty

Anomaly-detection software monitors for threats at deepest level of industrial network protocols


February 20, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Feb. 19, 2017 – Rockwell Automation and Claroty, an industrial security software provider, will work together to combine their security products and services into future, packaged security offerings.

After a competitive review process, Rockwell Automation selected Claroty for the company’s anomaly-detection software purpose built for industrial network security. The software creates an inventory of an end-user’s industrial network assets, monitors traffic between those assets, and analyzes communications at their deepest level. Detected anomalies are reported to plant and security personnel with actionable insights to assist with efficient investigation, response and recovery.

“More connected control systems combined with the potential for more attacks on those systems have made cybersecurity a top concern in the industrial world,” said Scott Lapcewich, vice president and general manager, customer support and maintenance, Rockwell Automation. “Claroty’s deep-visibility software platform and expertise in industrial security made the company a natural fit for substantial collaboration as we grow our existing portfolio of security service and support offerings.”

According to Claroty, a key characteristic of the software is its ability to explore the deepest level of industrial network protocols without adversely impacting the system, enabling end-users to “identify even the smallest anomalies while protecting complex and sensitive industrial networks.”

“The Claroty platform can detect a bad actor’s activities at any stage, whether they’re trying to gain a foothold on a network, conduct reconnaissance or inflict damage,” said Amir Zilberstein, co-founder and CEO, Claroty. “It also can detect human errors and other process integrity issues, which are often more common than threats from bad-actors. For example, the software monitors for critical asset changes that, if done incorrectly, could result in unexpected downtime. The system also identifies network-configuration issues that could expose a system to outside threats.”

Additionally, Claroty has joined the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork Encompass program. The Encompass Partner program is a product reference program that helps customers locate products in an effort to solve their application challenges.

SOURCE Rockwell Automation