ForeScout and SecurityMatters team up to provide unprecedented visibility and control to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) asset owners
Eindhoven, The Netherlands and SAN JOSE, Calif.– June 13, 2018 – SecurityMatters, a global leader in ICS network assessment and protection, and ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, today announced a technology integration partnership to guarantee advanced detection, visibility and control to ICS asset owners and restore confidence across OT and IT networks.
In the last 15 years, industrial networks have undergone significant changes in the way they are designed and managed. Legacy systems and protocols have been largely substituted by commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems and standard communication technologies. This has led to relevant efficiency gains, but it has also introduced new invisible risks.
ForeScout’s CounterACT® offers the ability to see devices the instant they connect to the network, across all network levels, classifying and determining their function, ownership, location and security hygiene level. SecurityMatters’ passive network monitoring and situational awareness platform, SilentDefense™, detects and reports operational problems and cyber security threats. It leverages deep packet inspection and patented technology to passively analyze industrial protocol communications and automatically generate a full asset inventory.
Together, ForeScout CounterACT® and SecurityMatters’ SilentDefense™ seamlessly integrate and consolidate the information independently collected and make it available to the user through the ForeScout platform, or by forwarding it to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions, configuration management databases (CMDBs), or other asset management and governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) platforms.
“The benefits of integrating ForeScout CounterACT® and Security Matters’ SilentDefense™ are immediate and include: assessment of devices for vulnerabilities and network security exposure, report of company policy violations (such as the use of default credentials and insecure protocols), reduced planning and troubleshooting effort and costs, and maximized efficiency of security and operational personnel.”- said Luca Barba, Head of Product Marketing at SecurityMatters.
“The integration of ForeScout and SecurityMatters brings visibility and control to industrial operators and restores security confidence across operational and IT networks. It combines the best of breed visibility and management capabilities for IT networks with comprehensive passive fingerprinting of OT infrastructure, thereby delivering maximum results without any disruption to the production process.” – said Gilad Walden, VP of Technology Strategy at ForeScout Technologies
For more information about SilentDefense™ and CounterACT® Solution integration download the Solution Brief here.
SecurityMatters empowers critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations with the ability to identify, analyze and respond to industrial threats and flaws, minimizing troubleshooting costs and unexpected downtime. We leverage OT-specific knowledge and understanding to provide visibility into critical assets and their activity and detect operational problems and cyber security threats. Our revolutionary network monitoring platform has been successfully deployed by customers worldwide. www.secmatters.com
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