- November 08, 2016
November 8, 2016 – Claroty, an innovator in Operational Technology (OT) cyber threat protection, announced a platform designed to ensure security and reliability for the networks that are running the world’s critical industrial systems. The Claroty Platform provides visibility into industrial control system (ICS) networks. The platform employs high-fidelity models and advanced algorithms to monitor ICS communications and provide security and process integrity alerts. This visibility enables organizations to discover hidden problems in OT networks, protect critical systems against cyberthreats and fix issues that impact process integrity and performance.
From the Ukraine power grid attacks to a German steel mill, examples of critical infrastructure compromises are growing every day – in some cases being discovered or revealed years after the fact. While “cyberwar” and kinetic nation-state attacks grab headlines, there are many other threats to OT infrastructures that tend to be overlooked and can be just as damaging – from competitive sabotage, to IP theft or espionage, and even human errors that can severely impact systems and the critical production processes they support. Further, recent reports show a precipitous rise in ICS vulnerability reporting. This increasing risk is driving the need for deeper insight and specialized products for OT security.
“Industrial control systems are very different from traditional business IT. These unique environments require security tools that have a deep understanding of ICS devices and protocols and are designed not to break the critical processes they are being used to secure,” noted Eric Cosman, a pioneer in the ICS cyber industry and co-chair of the ISA99 Committee. “I have been very impressed with the visibility the Claroty Platform provides into activities that could represent a potential threat, and other control system changes that can impact key processes.”
The Claroty Platform was born from expertise in both industrial control systems and cybersecurity. It was designed from the ground up with an ability to safely monitor ICS, SCADA and other critical OT networks, uncover previously hidden issues and alert cybersecurity teams and system operators to malicious attacks and process integrity issues.