Claroty announces zero-infrastructure cybersecurity solution


Thursday, 17 June, 2021

Claroty announces zero-infrastructure cybersecurity solution

Claroty has announced Claroty Edge, an addition to The Claroty Platform that the company says delivers 100% visibility into industrial networks in minutes without requiring network changes, utilising sensors or having any physical footprint. Combined with enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) solution — including CTD.Live, a SaaS-based deployment option, and new features for scalable deployments — Claroty says it now offers a complete portfolio of solutions that meet enterprises wherever they are on their industrial cybersecurity journey.

“Network security in operational technology (OT) and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments means security products that can speak and understand the many proprietary industrial protocols, and provide both security operations centre staff with increased visibility of the full operations and OT personnel with actionable information,” said Romain Fouchereau, research manager, European Security at IDC. “The ability to perform comprehensive network monitoring without needing to invest in extra sensors or other supporting components can help maintain system resiliency, especially in large, highly distributed organisations.”

As there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all industrial network, organisations require cybersecurity solutions that can evolve with their objectives, without burdening their infrastructure or personnel with unnecessary hardware, complex configurations, lengthy deployments or steep learning curves. Claroty says its enhanced Claroty Platform achieves this by giving its customers faster, easier, more flexible paths to achieve the industrial cybersecurity objectives that are most important to them.

“The recent cyber incidents with Colonial Pipeline and the Oldsmar, Florida water supply have underscored the need for asset owners and operators to mature their cybersecurity programs and make ‘eyes wide open’ decisions about the risks to their critical and vulnerable assets,” said Grant Geyer, chief product officer of Claroty. “Cyber risks to industrial control systems have consequences not only for the organisation, but also for public safety and the global supply chain, so every industrial enterprise has an obligation to start their cybersecurity journey. With Claroty’s enhanced platform, organisations can take advantage of the capabilities that are right for their needs today, and can evolve as the threat landscape changes and their cybersecurity programs mature.”

With these new additions and enhancements, The Claroty Platform has evolved to reveal, detect, protect and connect any deployment structure, at any scale, in rapid time:

Claroty Edge is claimed to be the industry’s first zero-infrastructure industrial cybersecurity solution, functioning as a highly flexible edge-data collector to deliver 100% visibility in minutes, with a simple, easy set-up and absolutely no network footprint. As such it forms an entry point for those who are just beginning their industrial cybersecurity journey, as well as being a scalable solution for those expanding their existing coverage to air-gapped, remote, smaller or differently prioritised sites.

CTD.Live is a SaaS-based deployment option for companies using the cloud as a core component of their industrial cybersecurity strategy. It is suited to supporting digital transformation initiatives because it is fast, scalable and ensures CTD’s visibility and threat detection capabilities are always up to date. Claroty says CTD.Live also reduces TCO by eliminating certain hardware requirements and extending inventory, risk and vulnerability, and monitoring coverage to newly added assets automatically as customer networks expand.

CTD version 4.3 provides greater flexibility in how critical asset, alert and risk data can be accessed, managed and manipulated, both directly within CTD and via integrations with third-party SIEM providers. It includes new options for segmentation via Virtual Zones, enabling customers to further customise and fine-tune their segmentation and alerting policies for stronger, more accurate detection of risky communications and other indicators of malicious activity.

Claroty is also offering a Secure Remote Access (SRA) solution, which is designed to provide internal and third-party personnel with frictionless, reliable and highly secure access to industrial networks.

“We needed an OT tool that complements Claroty CTD’s real-time monitoring to reveal the unreachable blind spots in Pfizer’s main manufacturing environments,” said Jim LaBonty, head of global automation engineering at Pfizer. “With Claroty Edge, we attained this faster than we ever imagined.

“Its unique offering and approach deliver a complete, detailed inventory of all OT and IoT assets in both integrated and standalone networks, in a matter of minutes and with a few clicks. This would have otherwise taken several weeks. Claroty Edge takes the heavy lifting out of managing the plethora of OT assets in production and empowers us to better secure our production environments.”

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