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published on November 5, 2018

How Fortinet & SecurityMatters Are Seamlessly Securing ICS Networks

By popular demand, SecurityMatters and Fortinet have officially partnered to extend, expand and optimize scalable cybersecurity for ICS networks. With this partnership, SilentDefense is now an official part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, giving our global customer-base even more visibility, scalability and choice.

The modern cyber threat landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and has been targeting industrial control systems (ICS) at an increasing rate. According to Forrester research, 79% of organizations with a SCADA/ICS network have suffered a breach in the past 24 months and 70% lack visibility into their ICS assets. The method of achieving security by mode of isolation, or “air-gapping” for OT networks and ICS is no longer a solution.  Enterprise-grade deployments with both IT and OT assets require a holistic approach to cybersecurity that can scale. That’s where SecurityMatters and Fortinet come in!

Fortinet and Security Matters 

The Fortinet and SecurityMatters partnership is all about giving our customers more.  As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, our mutual global customer base will be able to leverage the threat detection capabilities of SilentDefense alongside the rich policy enforcement capabilities of FortiGate. The extensive Fortinet Security Fabric will also allow customers to access the new data insights and functions of SilentDefense via FortiSIEM and FortiAnalyzer for improved collaboration between IT/OT operations.


What This Partnership Will Mean for You

Fortinet and SecurityMatters are now collaborating to provide ICS environments with a holistic security solution, ideal for large-scale industrial deployments. The solution combines SilentDefense’s core IP with the advanced threat detection and remediation capabilities of the FortiGate industrial firewall to bring next-generation OT threat monitoring, detection and protection capabilities to customers.

SilentDefense’s non-intrusive monitoring capabilities for ICS assets rapidly baseline network behavior to detect both malicious and operational threats with an unprecedented degree of detail and accuracy. By integrating with FortiGate, firewall policy can now extract threat detection data and analytics from the SilentDefense sensor to provide detailed information for remediation and mitigation actions.   

Benefits of the Fortinet-SecurityMatters Security Solution Include:

  • Extended visibility and monitoring of geo-distributed industrial and enterprise networks
  • Improved IT/OT analyst collaboration with central threat detection and monitoring tools
  • Better policy and provisioning enforcement due to more accurate asset inventories
  • Informed threat prioritization and escalation due to OT-specific threat detection capabilities

To learn more about SilentDefense, schedule a demo with one of our cyber resilience experts or read our solution brief.


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