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Radiflow teams up with CyCraft to harness the power of GenAI
Wed, 23rd Aug 2023

OT cybersecurity platform vendor Radiflow announced a partnership with Taiwanese vendor CyCraft, a company focused on generative AI detection, investigation, and response to nation-state-sponsored advanced persistent threats (APTs). The partnership leverages more than 20 years of real-world threat intelligence from both East and West. 

Radiflow’s collaboration with CyCraft is a new addition to its roster of integrations that includes Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks’ firewalls, as well as the Cisco ICE Network Access Control (NAC) solution.

These collaborative efforts contribute to Radiflow’s intention of providing a comprehensive and effective OT cybersecurity solution.

By harnessing the power of generative AI, this partnership unlocks untapped, unlimited detection and response capabilities for enterprise customers, MSSPs (managed security service providers), and MDRs (managed detection and response) against increasingly sophisticated attacks targeting OT (operational technology) assets.

CISOs today are up against an evolving range of attacks, and their network devices, burdened with outdated and end-of-life software, are often left exposed. 

Further exacerbating the problem, these devices cannot be taken offline for critical upgrades or security patches, leaving them exposed to a range of threats including both zero-day and publicly known attacks. Many of these intrusions can be traced back to theft of credentials or other network penetration techniques that result in a significant loss of data or ransomware that leads to a total lockout, the company states.

To address these issues, Radiflow entered this partnership to integrate extended network monitoring to the endpoints, leveraging CyCraft’s advanced threat hunting and investigation capabilities to real-time contain breach impact and stop repeat attacks. The deal ensures that end users can refer to a single pane of glass without third-party integration work which often adds friction to deployment and operation.

Benson Wu, CyCraft’s Co-founder and CEO, says, "The collaboration between CyCraft and Radiflow isn’t merely transactional; it’s transformative. By synergising our strengths, we’re poised to offer unparalleled cybersecurity solutions that address not just present challenges, but anticipate future ones. Our customers stand to benefit from the best of both worlds."

Ilan Barda, Co-founder and CEO of Radiflow, says, "With integrated and tested joint solutions, we can recognise greater security across the facilities we rely on most. Combining our iSID with CyCraft tools addresses the challenges of securing OT networks against the evolving attacks while ensuring that the deployment of such solutions can be done in a smooth manner."

An overlooked but critical use case for the CISOs and their boards is to anticipate regulators raising the bar. The announcement states, "We are seeing behind-the-scenes regulatory breach investigations demand evidence-backed incident response in minutes, not days. This emerging need for near real-time, root cause analysis serves as the bedrock for innovation this partnership brings to the market."

Chris Chen, CyCraft’s CCO, says, "As an industry, it is unthinkable, unacceptable to carry on from detect to response without knowing root cause real-time. Adversaries will expect cyber defenders to be ill-prepared and ill-equipped to stop attacks. Together, let’s prove them wrong."

Earlier this month, Radiflow announced that its CIARA Risk Assessment and Management solution has been featured in Gartner hype cycle solutions research. The analyst firm recognises the increasing risk to cyber-physical systems (CPS) and is highlighting Radiflow’s risk assessment and management solution.