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Check Point Partners With SCADAfence to Protect OT Networks

Integrated Solution Provides Visibility and Improved Separation between IT and OT Environments

Israeli industrial cybersecurity firm SCADAfence has teamed up with network security giant Check Point Software to offer integrated cyber protection for critical infrastructure and industrial control organizations.

SCADAfence offers passive network monitoring tools that allow both IT security and operation technology (OT) personnel to have continuous control of their industrial networks, with full visibility into day-to-day operations and detection of abnormal behavior, such as cyber-attacks and non-malicious human errors and misconfigurations.

According to the two firms, the integration of SCADAfence’s platform and Check Point’s IT and OT security solutions will provide administrators with a “single pane of glass” for IT and OT security incidents.

Customers can also leverage the technology to improve their planning of IT/OT network separation, and internal OT segmentation within industrial networks, the companies say.

Specifically, product documentation explains that the SCADAfence platform analyzes different roles and activity of industrial assets to help administrators determine the optimum location and configuration of IT/OT separation and internal firewall segmentation. Separating the IT and OT environment and creating segmentation inside the industrial network using Check Point ICS/SCADA firewalls reduces the attack surface, they say.

“Check Point’s ICS/SCADA cyber security solutions provide advanced threat prevention paired with ruggedized appliance options and comprehensive protocol support with full visibility and granular control of SCADA traffic in order to ensure vital industrial assets are never compromised,” said Alon Kantor, vice president of business development, Check Point.

Additional details on the integration are available online.

Earlier this week, Check Point rival Palo Alto Networks announced a partnership and joint offering with Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security division, which will offer Palo Alto Networks’ Next-Generation Security Platform to customers that operate industrial facilities and critical infrastructure environments.  

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.