Industrial security company SCADAfence has formed an alliance with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the company said.
This collaboration mitigates the inherent risks for manufacturers, such as operational downtime, process manipulation and theft of intellectual property, that can come with connecting operation technology (OT) networks with traditional information technology (IT) networks, in the pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive and food & beverage industries.
While combining OT and IT environments reduces costs and improves productivity for smart manufacturing companies, connecting the two environments opens OT networks to an array of risks, from malicious malware to non-malicious human error.
SCADAfence is a pioneer in securing smart manufacturing industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage and automotive. In such industries, traditional security solutions are inadequate due to the unique requirements, technologies and components found in industrial networks. SCADAfence offers a solution designed to ensure the operational continuity of industrial networks by providing increased visibility and detection of operational and security threats.