Fortinet announced the expansion of its Technology Alliances ecosystem to include four leading operational technology specialists.
The OT industry is being impacted by convergence and digital transformation. As physical and IT networks continue to integrate, including those in critical infrastructures and industrial automation companies, OT networks are leveraging well-integrated solutions based on strong segmentation and specialized analytics to ensure the safety and reliability of physical processes and things, addressing new security risks targeting multi-vector threat landscapes.
Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC at Fortinet commented, “As OT networks embrace digital transformation, and physical and cyber domains continue to converge, sensitive production environments and critical infrastructures are increasingly being exposed to cyber risks. Fortinet is committed to protecting crucial and sensitive OT environments through the integrated power of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which includes advanced and specialized protections provided by our growing number of Fabric-Ready Partners.”
Fortinet is building upon its success with existing Fabric-Ready Partner Nozomi Networks and is announcing its partnership with three additional OT specialist firms – RAD, Indegy and SecurityMatters. These partnerships extend the range of integrated security solutions now available to OT customers through the Fortinet Security Fabric.
Fortinet’s Security Fabric platform approach to cybersecurity leverages Fabric APIs, Fabric Connectors and DevOps scripts and tools to create an open ecosystem to accommodate leading technology solutions. This integrated approach seamlessly brings together a wide range of critical security solutions designed for the OT segment to enable comprehensive and centralized safety, reliability and security.
“Since Fortinet added Nozomi Networks solutions to its Fabric-Ready Partner Program three years ago, we have been impressed with Fortinet’s expertise and commitment to securing OT environments. We are proud of the progress we’ve made together to strengthen industrial cybersecurity. Our integrated Fortinet-Nozomi Networks solution is widely deployed in critical infrastructure and other industrial sectors, improving detection and response to escalating OT threats globally. Together, we have accelerated the convergence of IT and OT with superior integrated cybersecurity for large enterprises. As Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready Partner Program expands, we continue to work closely with Fortinet to deliver innovative solutions for ICS cybersecurity”, said Chet Namboodri, Vice President of Alliances and Business Development at Nozomi Networks
“RAD is dedicated to securing Industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments for distributed and remote locations with edge-computing, ruggedized gateways. The combined solution from RAD and the Fortinet Security Fabric will provide better flexibility and functionality while reducing the number of appliances and associated costs. Fortinet and RAD provide integrated security aggregation and management, increasing the security level of the entire solution” , noted Ophir Fux, vice president, head of critical infrastructure division at RAD
“Indegy shares Fortinet’s commitment to securing operational technology environments. We’re pleased to partner with Fortinet to offer customers visibility, control, and security for their industrial networks and devices. Together, we are providing passive and active monitoring to identify and alert on critical events, pinpoint the source of problems and help prevent security incidents that can lead to downtime or physical damage”, added Joel Silberman, Vice President Business Development at Indegy
“SecurityMatters is dedicated to securing IT/OT convergence and enabling organizations to quickly and securely deploy new remote IIoT solutions. As a partner in the Fortinet Security Fabric, we are now able to expand that mission as part of a comprehensive and integrated security strategy designed to empower industrial OT organizations to safely and securely leverage the power of a globally connected infrastructure”, commented Damiano Bolzoni, Chief executive officer at SecurityMatters
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