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Nozomi Networks and BT secure critical infrastructure for global enterprises

By Catherine Knowles, Thu 16 Dec 2021

Nozomi Networks has partnered with BT to deliver advanced OT and internet of things (IoT) cybersecurity to enterprises on a global scale.

A member of Nozomi Networks’ MSSP Elite Partner Program, BT will work with and resell Nozomi Networks solutions as part of its Operational Technology Threat Management portfolio.

According to a statement, the partnership will see BT broaden its portfolio of security solutions available for industrial and critical infrastructure organisations around the world.

As global companies digitally enhance their production facilities, many are seeing new threats to the security of their operational infrastructure, much of which was never designed to be connected over the internet.

Given the criticality of this infrastructure, it’s increasingly becoming a target for organised cyber crime and state-sponsored actors looking to disrupt operations and extort payments, the company states.

By incorporating Nozomi Networks’ solutions into its customer portfolio, BT customers will be able to monitor their industrial equipment and processes, providing full visibility of their assets, and the ability to rapidly detect and remediate cyber threats.

These capabilities can be integrated into BT’s existing Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, to provide customers with a single pane of glass view over their entire IT and OT estate.

BT security portfolio director David Stark says, “We have chosen to work with Nozomi Networks as they are a proven leader in OT and IoT security, whose solutions will help our customers accelerate and secure their digital transformation."

He says, "Nozomi Networks’ technology easily integrates with existing deployments to give customers more visibility across their network, better threat detection, and actionable insight on how to converge their OT, IT and IoT environments.”

Nozomi Networks chief revenue officer Stephen Driggers says, “As OT and IT worlds converge and remote work scenarios expand, the attack surface is suddenly larger and securing it more complex.

"We are pleased to team with BT to provide customers with the best possible solution for OT and IoT security and resilience, with the assurance of delivery through a highly respected partner.”

BT is a provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principle activities include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers.

Recognised as a specialist in OT and IoT security, Nozomi Networks is valued for providing operational visibility, advanced OT and IoT threat detection and strength across deployments.

Nozomi Networks solutions support more than 57 million devices in thousands of installations across energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities and critical infrastructure.

The company's products are deployable onsite and in the cloud, and span IT, OT and IoT to automate the hard work of inventorying, visualising and monitoring industrial control networks through the innovative use of artificial intelligence.

Use cases stretch beyond cybersecurity, and include troubleshooting, asset management and predictive maintenance.

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