Cisco Announces New Industrial IoT Security Platform

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The new platform brings together Operational and Information technology within security operations for threat intelligence and anomaly detection.

Operational technology has become the foundation for critical infrastructure including transportation, energy, and manufacturing, and the data this technology gathers is increasingly important to organizations. It’s used to streamline operations, improve efficiency, reduce costs and improve safety. To give organizations better visibility and security, Cisco has introduced a new IoT security platform designed to collect and extract data from the IoT edge.

Cyber security threats can bring serious safety and financial risks, and Cisco is addressing that with its new platform, which brings together Operational and Information technology within security operations for threat intelligence and anomaly detection.

“Changes in devices and connections need to be detected rapidly, assessed for vulnerabilities, and addressed before the organization’s security erodes,” states ARC Advisory Group vice president, Sid Snitkin.

According to the company’s press release the new platform includes:

  • Securing the Industrial Network Environment: Cisco Cyber Vision is the first software-based security solution for automated discovery of industrial assets delivered via Cisco’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) networking portfolio.  Cisco Cyber Vision analyzes traffic from connected assets, creates segmentation policies in Cisco ISE and DNA Center to prevent lateral movement of threats across the operational environments, and is powered by Cisco Talos’ threat intelligence, providing real-time monitoring of cyber security threats to industrial assets and processes that affect uptime, productivity, and safety.
  • Data Governance from Edge to Multi-Cloud: Integrated with Cisco’s industrial networking, Cisco Edge Intelligence simplifies the extraction of data at the network edge. It streamlines the data delivery to multi-cloud and on-prem destinations to improve the competitiveness of an organization and helping businesses better manage data throughout critical aspects of its life cycle from start to finish.

“Organizations need complete visibility into the most disparate of network environments in order to secure their industrial edge, lower the risk of cyber threats, and optimize industrial processes,” said Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, Compute and IoT at Cisco.

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