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Industrial Control System security provider, Indegy, and data diode provider, Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC, inked a partnership pact in an effort to tie OT and IT security closer together.

The tested and certified joint Indegy-Owl solution provides users with the idea their OT network is physically inaccessible from the external network while being monitored by the Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite.

Indegy and Owl work together to securely pass data from Indegy sensors located on OT networks to the Indegy Security Platform outside of the control network, while enforcing a diode-based air-gap between the two environments. Owl separates both networks, while allowing sensor to ISP traffic to securely pass through it.

“Monitoring OT environments for security threats requires continuously gathering and extracting data directly from individual controllers,” said Barak Perelman, chief executive of Indegy. “This partnership with Owl Cyber Defense Solutions provides customers with a trusted data diode cybersecurity device that is integrated with Indegy to allow the secure one way flow of traffic from industrial control networks for unified to OT-IT security management.”

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“As processes become automated in Industry 4.0, and connected devices proliferate across OT networks, it is essential to maintain the security of critical OT assets,” said Robert Stalick, chief executive of Owl Cyber Defense. “Owl and Indegy’s joint solution enables secure visibility into OT assets that were previously air-gapped from IT, without introducing risk of lateral threats.”

Indegy combines hybrid, policy-based monitoring and anomaly detection with device integrity checks to enable organizations to proactively identify and respond to industrial security threats and prevent disruptions. Owl data diode and cross domain network cybersecurity products provide one-way data transfer allowing for the safe exchange of information between OT and IT environments, while maintaining the separation of both networks.

The joint solution enables:
• 360 degree visibility into critical OT assets previously air-gapped from IT without introducing the risk of lateral threats
• The seamless flow of Indegy OT data through the Owl diode
• Easy configuration and deployment of network sensors in segments protected by the Owl diode
• Threat detection and remediation by the Owl data diode
• Delivery of IT and OT updates to security systems in isolated networks

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