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NEXTGEN partners with Claroty to boost cyber-physical system security in Asia
Mon, 19th Feb 2024

NEXTGEN Group Asia has partnered with cyber-physical systems protection firm, Claroty, to boost regional reach in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The strategic partnership aims to address organisations' critical infrastructure-related cyber threats that are escalating in volume and sophistication.

The Claroty Platform provides unparalleled visibility, protection, and threat detection for all types of cyber-physical systems (CPS) across the Extended IoT (XIoT), operational technology (OT), the internet of medical things (IoMT), commercial IoT, such as building management systems (BMS), and more. This partnership will capitalise on NEXTGEN's cyber partner ecosystem, and with Claroty’s renowned CPS security platform, organisations can ensure effective and efficient protection of their intricate XIoT environments.

Derek Teo, Distribution Sales and Strategic Alliance Director APJ at Claroty, notes the potential with NEXTGEN for expansion in the region. "The combination of NEXTGEN's cyber partner ecosystem and supporting cyber services combined with Claroty's leading CPS security platform will enable more organizations to protect their complex XIoT environments with efficacy and efficiency, at unparalleled levels of visibility."

There's been a marked surge in digital tool and technology adoption amongst organisations in Southeast Asia. This digital transformation called for specialised solutions to increase cyber resilience against the ever-evolving threat landscape. NEXTGEN Group's robust go-to-market capabilities across industrial, healthcare, and commercial organisations in key markets align well with Claroty's comprehensive XIoT cybersecurity portfolio.

Wendy O'Keeffe, EVP Asia for NEXTGEN, discussed the increasing relationship between IT security and CPS securities. "The past two years have seen a significant increase in relationships between IT security and CPS security solutions. NEXTGEN is excited to bring not only the best-of-breed but also complementary solutions for securing CPS for enterprise customers and our partners."

O'Keeffe praised Claroty's broad asset management and risk and vulnerability management capabilities. "Claroty offers the broadest range of capabilities of any vendor in securing all CPS, including asset and change management, risk and vulnerability management, network protection, threat detection, device efficiency, and secure remote access controls."

This partnership will cater to various industries like healthcare, oil and gas, and transportation. O'Keeffe acknowledged Claroty's expertise across over 40 verticals offering an unparalleled view of CPS assets across XIoT. "Claroty's deep domain expertise spans over 40 verticals, which means our partners can now provide them with an unprecedented view of CPS assets across the XIoT without impacting operations and to respond more effectively and efficiently," O'Keeffe concluded.