Nozomi Networks has partnered on Tuesday with Yokogawa Europe to handle growing European demand for managed security services and offerings designed to address the IT, OT (Operational technology) and Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity requirements of process manufacturers. Yokogawa will offer Nozomi Networks’ advanced technologies for OT and IoT visibility, operations monitoring and threat detection to users as part of Yokogawa’s managed services.
Yokogawa Europe develops and produces its flowmeters at Rota Yokogawa in Germany, and liquid analyzers and industrial safety systems at its Netherlands operations. Functioning across Europe, Yokogawa extended its network to further enhance its coverage and support process control and automation.
The agreement also allows Yokogawa to resell standalone solutions from Nozomi to customers who manage their security programs in-house. Nozomi currently supports over 17 million connected devices across various industries, including energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities and critical infrastructure.
Yokogawa’s cybersecurity managed services provide customers with processes, people and tools that enable operation teams to detect and respond to irregularities, and develop a configured incident response plan and plan its execution accordingly. To reduce the load on plant operators, managed secured remote services are always available and ready to intervene 24/7.
“With several multimillion dollar deals already moving to deployment of oil and gas, specialized manufacturing and other sectors, we firmly believe this partnership accelerates our joint efforts in Europe to help protect process automation assets and networks from compromise,” said Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi.
Enterprise-wide cybersecurity management has been designed using Yokogawa’s single- to multi-site secured managed services, deploying virtual networks constructed for each system, which protects plants from cyber intrusion. As industrial organizations move to an increasingly connected world, they must also be able to defend against a growing number of digital threats and vulnerabilities. Manufacturers must be on their guard to quickly identify and respond to cybersecurity threats.
Nozomi had announced in October Vantage, its SaaS-based offering for OT and IoT network visibility and monitoring. Designed to meet evolving requirements of IoT-enabled infrastructures, Vantage offers massive scalability and high-performance data analytics with a single view and network mapping for customers to visualize all globally distributed OT and IoT assets.