Claroty announces cybersecurity partnership with Schneider Electric

  • August 07, 2017
  • Schneider Electric
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Claroty announces cybersecurity partnership with Schneider Electric
Claroty announces cybersecurity partnership with Schneider Electric

August 7, 2017 -- Claroty, an innovator in Operational Technology (OT) network protection, and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, announced that they are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world's industrial infrastructure. Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution to Schneider Electric's customers through the company's Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP). 

The Claroty platform proactively protects industrial control systems and continuously monitors industrial networks for cyber threats. With secure remote access, asset owners can employ policies to control remote employee and third-party access to critical systems, and record the sessions. Continuous threat detection creates a detailed inventory of industrial network assets, identifies misconfigurations, monitors traffic between assets, and finds anomalies that may indicate the presence of a malicious actor. Context rich alerts provide plant and security personnel with actionable insights for efficient investigation, response, and recovery. This partnership adds a component to Schneider Electric's cybersecurity offerings by protecting its connected products and edge control offerings within the company's EcoStruxure architecture. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric's IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform. Delivering Innovation at Every Level across connected products, edge control and apps, analytics, and services, the EcoStruxure architecture enables scalable design and operation of connected systems with cybersecurity built in at every layer. 

Schneider Electric and Claroty have conducted testing to validate solution interoperability. Claroty is a partner for network security monitoring system within CAPP. CAPP enables Schneider Electric to offer complete business solutions by integrating innovative technologies developed by its partner ecosystem into its own offerings.

A key characteristic of the Claroty platform is its ability to explore the deepest level of industrial network protocols without adversely impacting the system. This enables end users to safely identify anomalies while protecting complex and sensitive industrial networks. The Claroty platform uses a passive-monitoring approach to safely inspect traffic without the risk of disruption.

About Claroty

Launched as the second startup from Israel's Team8 foundry, Claroty combines a management team and deep technical expertise from both IT and OT disciplines. Claroty exited stealth mode late last year with $32 million in venture capital from marquis investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. The company boasts a management team from companies including Siemens, IBM, Waterfall Security, Palo Alto Networks, iSIGHT Partners, FireEye, ICS2 and Industrial Defender.  Claroty has an elite ICS security research organization that comprises the top 1% of the 1% of cybersecurity experts form the Israeli Defense Force Unit 8200. 

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $26 billion US dollars (25 billion euros) in FY2016, 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable.  

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