Nozomi Networks Inc.’s Guardian for OT and IoT network visibility received Cisco Compatible certification to integrate with Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE).

This Cisco integration provides visibility into OT and IoT assets so IT teams can holistically secure ubiquitous access, streamline connectivity, and ensure they apply security best practices across all their networks.

Integrated with ISE via Cisco’s pxGrid (Platform Exchange Grid), Guardian detects new OT and IoT assets as they are introduced to an environment and sends context-rich alerts to ISE to take action.

With Guardian deployed at the access switch or router in OT and IoT networks, Cisco ISE can enforce policies to block or authorize endpoints. This enables IT teams responsible for managing network access to define and manage security policies based on identity and location of operational and IoT assets.

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This integration also permits Guardian to instruct Cisco ISE to place an offending endpoint into an Adaptive Network Control quarantine policy, to take actions against the offending endpoint as a condition in the global authorization policy.

Nozomi Networks certified integration with ISE builds on prior Cisco integrations like:
• Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall and network security platform: When integrated with Guardian, IT teams can extend multi-threat firewall protections and policy enforcement to their OT and IoT networks.
• Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) network security traffic management: When integrated with Guardian, IT teams extend intrusion detection and prevention defenses to their OT and IoT networks.
• Cisco Catalyst 9300 compute module and Cisco Connected Grid Router (CGR): With a container version of Guardian embedded on the compute module of the Catalyst 9300 ethernet switch, IT teams save rack space while seamlessly gaining OT and IoT asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, and anomaly detection. This embedded integration is also available on the CGR, delivering the same capabilities in a rugged environment.

“As IT, OT and IoT networks converge, customers are requiring more advanced, integrated OT and IoT security solutions into those network environments,” said Chet Namboodri, Nozomi Networks vice president of worldwide business development. “This latest integration with Cisco strengthens our joint efforts to provide global IT teams with a more effective, unified approach enriched with correlated OT, IoT and IT network visibility, security, mitigation and management capabilities.”

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