Schneider Electric, Claroty ink partnership deal

Claroty, a provider of operational technology (OT) network protection, has entered into a strategic partnership with global energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric, in order to tackle the rising cybersecurity threats against the global industrial sector. In addition to signing on with Schneider Electric’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP), Claroty is expected to offer clients under the program its OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution.

Designed to support the industrial IT infrastructure, Claroty’s platform protects industrial control systems, while also monitoring networks for intrusions and malicious software without interruption. It accomplishes this through the use of passive-monitoring to inspect traffic in real-time.

David Doggett, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, Industry Business, Schneider Electric, said, “At Schneider Electric, we recognise the urgent need to assist our customers in enhancing their safety and cybersecurity programs. One way we are addressing this need is through partnering with Claroty to provide real-time network monitoring and anomaly-detection.”

Claroty’s OT/ICS network monitoring solution is expected to be added to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture. Serving as the company’s IoT-enabled, interoperable system architecture, EcoStruxure enables users to devise a scalable design around connected systems.

Amir Zilberstein, chief executive officer, Claroty, commented: “We recognise that this complex challenge is best addressed in a unified and robust fashion – where security vendors such as Claroty work hand in hand with leading equipment manufacturers.

“Partnering with Schneider Electric and delivering our solutions within its comprehensive approach to cybersecurity through its EcoStruxure architecture will help drive the broadest reach and most immediate impact to industrial companies.”