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Nozomi Networks and WALLIX strengthen OT network security

Nozomi Networks, the OT and IoT security specialist, and WALLIX, a publisher of cybersecurity software and expert in Identity and Access Security solutions, have announced a new partnership to deliver greater security and visibility into OT networks.

Secure and traceable remote access, combined with threat discovery, analysis, and assessment in industrial environments provides a unique forensic analysis experience in case of compromise, the companies state. OT cybersecurity requires visibility into network-wide flows and components. Nevertheless, in a zero trust approach, it is also necessary to secure third-party identities and access within the production environment.

By combining WALLIX and Nozomi Networks solutions, end-to-end visibility and traceability for maximum security in an industrial environment is provided.

Through the integration, Nozomi Networks offer the opportunity for WALLIX to gather, sort, and update OT assets, enabling a simplified build and run step for administrators.

WALLIX provides a centralised and secured remote access platform. Management and tracing third-party activity on these assets alongside analysis or detection of suspicious user behaviour leveraging vulnerabilities is rendered easier.

Recognised as the market leader in OT and IoT security, Nozomi Networks is valued for superior operational visibility, advanced OT and IoT threat detection, and strength across deployments.

Nozomi Networks solutions support more than 74 million devices in thousands of installations across energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities, and critical infrastructure.

Nozomi Networks products are deployable onsite and in the cloud and span IT, OT, and IoT to automate the hard work of inventorying, visualising and monitoring industrial control networks through the innovative use of artificial intelligence. Use cases stretch beyond cybersecurity, and include troubleshooting, asset management, and predictive maintenance.

For WALLIX, cybersecurity must be at the heart of the digital transformation of companies, especially industrial companies, which belong to a particularly critical sector. The industrial sector, as it digitises, is exposed to potential cyber threats, which can lead to partial or total paralysis of activities. The challenge now is to protect all access - whether human or machine - to the IT infrastructures of industrial companies.

To meet this challenge, WALLIX has developed WALLIX PAM4ALL, a unified solution that goes beyond the protection of privileged accounts by securing, according to the principle of least privilege, all at-risk users and workstations in an organisation, for all activity sectors.

Phillip Page, Director of Business Development and Partner Technologies at Nozomi Networks, says, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with WALLIX to enhance visibility into important third-party journeys, supporting them with industry-leading solutions for OT and IoT security for their customers.

“Undoubtedly, complete visibility of your assets alongside their activity is paramount in early threat detection and vulnerability management, mitigating threats before they disrupt operations.”

Yoann Delomier, WALLIX OT Team Leader, says, “Partnering with Nozomi Networks to provide a zero-trust approach and complete visibility into the entire OT third-party journey seemed an obvious choice. The correlation of traceability and visibility data from our two platforms offers unparalleled analysis and detection power."

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