Yokogawa and Claroty team up to protect process operations – Earn Charter

Industrial automation provider Yokogawa Engineering Asia is set to give customers in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand access to Claroty’s cybersecurity platform to enable these enterprise organisations to protect their process operations against cyberthreats.

In a reseller agreement signed recently between the two companies, Yokagawa agreed to add the Claroty platform either as an added service or embedded within its own managed security services. The agreement expands upon Yokogawa’s and Claroty’s reseller agreement in Europe, which was established last year.

“We are continuously investing in secure products and services as part of our commitment to quality, safety, security, reliability, and sustainability, with highly competent and experienced resources in Asia,” said Charles Lim, head of digital innovation & security solution at Yokogawa. “Our partnership with Claroty further reinforces process operation cybersecurity protection and will deliver plant security lifecycle services based on the defence-in-depth approach corresponding to international standards for enhanced operational resilience.”

The industrial automation business founded in 1915 engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. Yokogawa provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment.

Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 114 companies spanning 62 countries, generating US$3.7 billion in sales in FY2019.

Assets in industrial environments – including operational technology (OT), Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial IoT (IIoT) – are hard to detect, hard to manage, and even harder to secure. Adding to this challenge is the accelerating convergence of IT and OT networks, which enhances the efficiency of industrial operations, but also increases the attack surface available to adversaries. As a result, industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure providers need to be able to detect and respond to cyber threats more quickly and effectively than ever before.

The Claroty Platform reveals 100% of OT, IoT, and IIoT assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors. Its threat detection model continually monitors the network for both known and unknown threats, automatically weeds out false positives, and gives clear direction on how to take action. This is all enriched by Claroty’s extensive ecosystem of third-party technical integrations, as well as the latest threat signatures and remediation guidance from the renowned Claroty Research Team.

“Our software combined with Yokogawa’s expertise gives organisations like IRPC Public Company Limited Thailand deep visibility into their industrial environments, comprehensive security controls for those environments, and actionable insights that allow them to better assess and improve their security posture,” said Eddie Stefanescu, general manager of APJ at Claroty. “We are delighted with the proven success of this collaboration with Yokogawa to date and look forward to its continued global expansion.”


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