Honeywell offers software platform to simplify cybersecurity

Honeywell Process Solutions

Tuesday, 08 October, 2019

Honeywell offers software platform to simplify cybersecurity

Honeywell has released software designed to simplify, strengthen and scale cybersecurity for asset-intensive businesses and critical infrastructure facing cyberthreats.

The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform is said to improve cybersecurity performance at a single site or across an enterprise by increasing visibility of vulnerabilities and threats, mitigating risks and improving cybersecurity management efficiency. The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform is part of the Honeywell Forge for Cybersecurity portfolio of products and services that increases cybersecurity across industrial environments.

The platform safely moves data from one site to another and uses operations data to strengthen endpoint and network security, and improves cybersecurity compliance. The platform also delivers a scalable software solution to better address cybersecurity pain points in OT and IIoT environments.

"Honeywell Forge for Cybersecurity is a big step forward in the company's overall cybersecurity strategy," said Larry O'Brien, Vice President of Research at ARC Advisory Group. “The unified suite of applications, services and products can address a range of end-user cybersecurity requirements from asset discovery and monitoring and secure remote access to fully managed services.

"Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform represents a common approach to OT-level cybersecurity that recognises the impact of IoT on manufacturing, including the monitoring of virtual machines, firewalls and other assets in industrial environments."

Based on technology installed in thousands of sites globally, the Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform is said to improve cybersecurity performance by giving users the tools they need to strengthen their cybersecurity operations and asset management through a single dashboard. In addition, multisite, multivendor capabilities support an enterprise-wide solution with greater efficiencies and lower total cost of ownership regardless of the control system used.

"Our customers now have a better choice to strengthen industrial cybersecurity across their enterprise to enable IT-OT convergence and digital transformation, improving enterprise performance while reducing the cost of cybersecurity," said Jeff Zindel, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Cybersecurity. "The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform provides multiple industry-proven capabilities in a single dashboard to simplify cybersecurity management and better protect people, processes and assets from evolving cyberthreats."

The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform is available in three versions, allowing users to scale when needed to match cyber-requirements and budget with Enterprise Core, Enterprise Premium and Site offerings.

Those that may not have the cybersecurity expertise or resources to support the Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform, but want to get the most out of their cybersecurity investment, can benefit from Honeywell's Managed Security Services to host and run the software. Honeywell provides Cybersecurity Consulting Services to complement the Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Platform to help further strengthen cyber-defences.

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