Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution

  • January 06, 2020
  • Cisco Systems
  • News

January 7, 2020 -- Nozomi Networks announced that its Guardian solution for real-time cyber security and OT and IoT network visibility has received Cisco Compatible certification to integrate with Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE). This latest Cisco integration provides visibility into OT and IoT assets so IT teams can holistically secure ubiquitous access, streamline connectivity, and ensure they apply security best practices across all their networks.

Integrated with ISE via Cisco’s pxGrid (Platform Exchange Grid), Guardian detects new OT and IoT assets as they are introduced to an environment and sends context-rich alerts to ISE to take action. With Nozomi Networks Guardian deployed at the access switch or router in OT and IoT networks, Cisco ISE can enforce policies to block or authorize endpoints. This enables IT teams responsible for managing network access to define and manage security policies based on identity and location of operational and IoT assets. This integration also permits Guardian to instruct Cisco ISE to place an offending endpoint into an Adaptive Network Control quarantine policy, to take actions against the offending endpoint as a condition in the global authorization policy.

Nozomi Networks certified integration with ISE builds on prior Cisco integrations deployed in the field, including integrations with:

  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall and network security platform When integrated with Nozomi Networks Guardian, IT teams can extend multi-threat firewall protections and policy enforcement to their OT and IoT networks.
  • Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) network security traffic management When integrated with Nozomi Networks Guardian, IT teams can extend intrusion detection and prevention defenses to their OT and IoT networks.
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300 compute module and Cisco Connected Grid Router (CGR) With a container version of Nozomi Networks Guardian embedded on the compute module of the Catalyst 9300 ethernet switch, IT teams save rack space while gaining OT and IoT asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, and anomaly detection. This embedded integration is also available on the CGR, delivering the same capabilities in a rugged environment.             

Nozomi Networks solutions support hundreds of thousands of devices in more than 1,400 installations spanning energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities and critical infrastructure. Customers include six of the world’s top 20 oil and gas operators, four of the top 10 electric utilities, four of the top mining operations and five of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies.

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