Security provider, Radiflow and Industrial Technology Systems (ITS), a systems integrator, signed a deal where ITS is adding new OT cybersecurity services for preventing business interruption for its process manufacturing customers based on Radiflow’s portfolio of industrial cybersecurity technologies.
ITS is an independent system integration firm in the UK focusing on process control and management information system solutions for regulated industries. The company works on engineering projects with industrial enterprises in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, nuclear and other heavily regulated industries.
ITS has experienced an increased demand for engineering projects involving the integration of the IT and OT networks of its manufacturing customers. While these IT-OT merger projects deliver customers numerous benefits in terms of operational productivity, these customers are now exposed to a new set of cybersecurity risks that threaten to interrupt the newly integrated business and manufacturing processes.
To protect against the new vulnerabilities resulting from these IT-OT merger projects, ITS identified a market opportunity to offer OT cybersecurity services. To capitalize on this market opportunity, ITS partnered with Radiflow and will offer these new services. In particular, ITS will be using Radiflow’s iSID Industrial Threat Detection System to map the industrial assets of its customers, monitor the network for anomalies and detect and respond to security breach alerts.
“The Radiflow technologies give us the essential tools to detect anomalies in real-time to the operations of a network and implement the appropriate measures to protect the facilities of customers from any cybersecurity weaknesses or vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious third parties,” said Mark Taylor, director of business development at ITS.
ITS anticipates that these new OT cybersecurity services will create jobs involving the assessment process, implementation of remedial work and continuous monitoring and improvement of customer systems.
“As we ramp up our presence in the process manufacturing space, we are seeing more and more system integrators, MSSPs and end users looking for OT cybersecurity solutions to address the risks of business interruption in operational environments,” said David Moss, vice president of sales at Radiflow. “We have strong expectations for building a long term relationship with ITS and playing a significant role in helping the company better serve its customers.”