Claroty unveils cybersecurity solution to protect industrial enterprises

New Claroty Edge and enhanced Continuous Threat Detection empowers operators to achieve wide range of industrial cybersecurity objectives

Claroty has added Claroty Edge to The Claroty Platform that delivers visibility into industrial networks. Combined with enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) solution – including CTD Live, a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based deployment option, and new features for scalable deployments – Claroty now offers a complete portfolio of solutions that supports enterprises on their industrial cybersecurity journey.

Romain Fouchereau, research manager, European security at IDC, commented: “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.

“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.”

Claroty Edge functions as a flexible edge-data collector to deliver visibility in minutes, with no network footprint. It equips operators to discover a complete OT, IoT and IIoT global asset inventory, as well as identify and manage the vulnerabilities and risks affecting those assets.

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

“Its 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.”

As for CTD Live, it is an option for enterprises embracing the cloud as a core component of their industrial cybersecurity strategy. It is designed to support digital transformation initiatives, and ensures CTD’s visibility and threat detection capabilities are always up to date. Claroty added that CTD Live also reduces total cost of ownership by eliminating certain hardware requirements and extending inventory, risk and vulnerability, and monitoring coverage to newly added assets automatically as operator networks expand.