[Security Sales & Integration – 11/19/20] Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces it has partnered with Nozomi Networks to deliver more comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity for Operational Technology (OT) environments.
The partnership combines Nozomi Networks’ OT & Internet of Things (IoT) security and visibility capabilities with the strengths of Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity software, professional consulting and managed security services from Honeywell.
The partnership is said to offer comprehensive solutions to manage cybersecurity compliance and reduce the risk of downtime due to cyberattacks.
“Our partnership with Nozomi Networks will enable us to provide customers with a one-stop shop for best-in-breed cybersecurity products and services,” says Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Connected Enterprise Cybersecurity. “With the continued rise of cyber threats facing asset owners around the world, including critical infrastructure, customers are looking for better and more efficient ways to protect operating environments and reduce cyber risk. Our partnership delivers the industry’s most complete, vendor-neutral OT cybersecurity portfolio, strengthened by Honeywell global professional and managed security services.”
With Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity software, customers access a single dashboard to centralize security operations and asset security management for Honeywell and non-Honeywell assets. The software helps simplify, strengthen and scale security operations for asset-intensive businesses facing evolving cyber threats, according to the company.
Honeywell says it can also improve performance at a single site or across an enterprise by increasing cyber risk visibility while also decreasing cybersecurity management inefficiencies. This software is complemented by a broad portfolio of Honeywell cybersecurity professional services delivered by certified OT cybersecurity experts with extensive industry domain expertise in Honeywell and non-Honeywell environments.
Nozomi Networks’ OT & IoT threat and anomaly detection complements the Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity portfolio to help customers identify and respond to cyber threats before they penetrate their OT network.
In addition, vulnerability assessment capabilities help customers identify OT devices that can be exploited in cyberattacks. Asset discovery capabilities from Nozomi Networks combine active and passive techniques to safely identify OT and IoT assets.
“Amid escalating cybersecurity threats to industrial targets, our partnership with Honeywell delivers a more complete and vendor-neutral cybersecurity offering that OT environments require,” says Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle. “The offering delivers robust remote access security and patch management with rich network visibility and security capabilities from Nozomi Networks. We’re thrilled to team with Honeywell to give customers a fully-integrated solution that supports the most stringent security risk and compliance requirements.”
Customers can have Nozomi Networks’ software solutions installed directly by Honeywell as either a standalone offering or as part of a more comprehensive Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity solution.
For those who might not have the resources to support day-to-day cybersecurity operations, the Nozomi Networks’ solution can also be accessed through Honeywell Forge Managed Security Services.