Schneider Electric inks partnership agreement with Claroty
Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution to Schneider Electric’s customers via the latter’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP)
Energy management and automation systems provider, Schneider Electric, has signed an agreement with Claroty, a company that supplies operational technology (OT) network protection.
In a statement, Schneider Electric said that it is partnering with Claroty to address safety and cybersecurity challenges in industrial infrastructure.
Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time network monitoring and detection solution for OT and industrial control systems (ICS) to Schneider Electric’s customers via the latter’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP).
According to Schneider, the partnership will add a key element to its end-to-end cybersecurity offerings by protecting the connected products and edge control systems within its IoT-enabled, interoperable system architecture and platform, EcoStruxure.
The Claroty platform reportedly offers asset owners secure remote access, allowing them to employ policies to control remote-employee and third-party access to critical systems and record the sessions.
Continuous threat detection creates a detailed inventory of industrial network assets, identifies misconfigurations, monitors traffic between assets, and finds anomalies that may indicate the presence of a malicious actor. Context rich alerts provide plant and security personnel with actionable insights for efficient investigation, response, and recovery, Schneider added.
David Doggett, Schneider Electric’s senior director for cybersecurity, Industry Business, commented: “At Schneider Electric, we recognise the urgent need to assist our customers in enhancing their safety and cybersecurity programs.
“One way we are addressing this need is [by] partnering with Claroty to provide real-time network monitoring and anomaly detection.”
He added: “Passive network intrusion detection techniques are critical for applications where system availability is paramount.
“Claroty’s platform can strengthen solutions against known cyber-attacks that have bypassed existing boundary protections. The technology can also alert network operators about novel attack vectors or attacks initiated by rouge insiders using existing tools and credentials.”
Meanwhile, Amir Zilberstein, chief executive officer of Claroty, said: “We have set off on a mission to bring rapid and long overdue change to the cybersecurity of industrial control networks.
“We recognize that this complex challenge is best addressed in a unified and robust fashion – where security vendors, such as Claroty, work hand in hand with leading equipment manufacturers. Partnering with Schneider Electric and delivering our solutions […] through its EcoStruxure architecture will help drive the broadest reach and most immediate impact to industrial companies."