Honeywell released a cybersecurity software solution to help users that manage diverse process control networks, sites and vendors.
As users continue to move toward a digital footprint and their industrial sites become more connected, integrating cybersecurity has become even more critical.
The multi-site solution for cybersecurity management is based on Honeywell’s ICS Shield, which provides an operational technology (OT) security management solution for securing connected industrial control system (ICS) environments with multiple physical sites and multiple automation equipment types. It also enables secure management of remote field assets through a single security operations center.
Honeywell integrated and enhanced ICS Shield technology following its acquisition of Nextnine last year, and the solution has become the ICS cybersecurity platform of choice with more than 1 million industrial nodes managed globally.
“With industrial companies connecting operations worldwide to drive greater efficiencies, there’s a real need for multi-site cybersecurity technologies designed for ICS environments,” said Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity.
For companies facing internal cybersecurity skills and resource shortages, Honeywell Managed Security Services can help install, configure, and continually manage ICS Shield, allowing customers to focus on running their operations.
Servicing more than 400 customers worldwide, Managed Security Services provide secure remote access, automated patching, continuous monitoring and incident response along with firewall and intrusion detection system management capabilities. These services expedite the ability of industrial companies to close major security gaps.