Security provider, CyberX, said its “IIoT/ICS Asset Visibility & Threat Monitoring App” is now available on Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex – an open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform.
Building on Cortex allows Palo Alto Networks Cortex partners to use normalized and stitched together data from customers’ entire enterprises to build cloud-based apps.
As digitalization drives the deployment of billions of new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices along with pervasive connectivity between IT and OT networks, the attack surface is constantly expanding. Boards and management teams are increasingly concerned about the risk of costly production downtime and cyber-physical safety incidents from OT cyberattacks.
The goal of the certified CyberX app is to secure OT networks. Integrating CyberX’s agentless platform with Cortex enables industrial and critical infrastructure organizations to implement zero-trust strategies for OT networks to stop the rapid spread of attacks. Clients can now auto-discover and tag all managed and unmanaged IIoT/ICS devices to automatically define granular segmentation policies based on OT-specific device types, protocols, and behavior patterns. Users can also leverage CyberX’s continuous OT threat monitoring and IIoT/ICS threat intelligence feed — correlated with IT security events from Cortex Data Lake — to bring additional context, speed, and precision to threat investigation and threat hunting.
“The ROI benefit of CyberX’s app on Cortex is that it enables joint customers to collect and analyze network traffic data from Palo Alto Networks sensors they’ve already purchased and deployed while deploying CyberX as a cloud-based service,” said Amit Porat, Chief Architect at CyberX. “Customers can also choose to deploy CyberX as an on-premises solution, via physical or virtual appliances, integrated with Palo Alto Networks offerings.”