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Honeywell, Intel Team on Industrial Cyber Security

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security said this week that they will combine forces to boost protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT).

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security said this week that they will combine forces to boost protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT).

Under the partnership, the companies said Intel Security’s McAfee technologies will be integrated with Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security Solutions to help protect Honeywell customers from malware and malicious activity.

Initially, Honeywell will utilize Intel Security’s Application Whitelisting with its own Experion Process Knowledge System to help maintain system integrity by allowing only authorized code to run. Additionally, Honeywell will tap Intel’s Device Control offerings to enable customers to specify and categorize what data can and cannot be transferred to various plug-in devices.

Honeywell is also offering Intel Security’s Enterprise Security Manager (SIEM) and Next Generation Firewall to its customers.

Other benefits from the integration include:

• Protection for both connected and air-gapped systems without the need for signature updates.

• Change Policy Enforcement – Ensuring sysem changes are made according to authorized policy and process.

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• Integrated management and analysis of cyber security risk using Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager.

• Ideal for isolated systems within industrial control systems, this solution is designed to work without having access to the Internet or any other network.

“The threat of cyber attacks on industrial and critical infrastructure targets is growing rapidly and our customers are demanding effective cyber security to assist them in protecting their assets and people. Working with Intel Security expands our capabilities to enhance the availability, reliability and safety of customers’ industrial control systems and plant operations,” said Jeff Zindel, global business leader for Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security Solutions group. 

“Protecting our critical infrastructure and the emerging IIoT from cyber threats is a priority, and the collaboration of two industry leaders will go a long way toward that goal,” said Raj Samani, vice president and chief technology officer, Intel Security. “Technologies in the IIoT space have a tremendous amount of potential, and we can’t let security concerns undermine that; instead, security has to enable the growth of IIoT, and that’s what our engagement with Honeywell will do.”

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