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Claroty and Yokogawa Engineering Asia extend partnership for SEA and A/NZ

By Catherine Knowles, 15 Apr 2021

Claroty and Yokogawa Engineering Asia have partnered to better serve organisations in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The partnership sees Yokogawa customers in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand gain access to the Claroty Platform as an added product or service, or embedded within Yokogawa’s managed security services.

The two companies’ reseller agreement is designed to further secure process operations against cyber threats.

The partnership expands upon Claroty and Yokogawa’s reseller agreement in Europe, established last year.

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, the companies state.

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.

Available as an added product or service or embedded within Yokogawa’s managed security services, the Claroty Platform reveals all of OT, IoT, and IIoT assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors.

Its resilient 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 further enhanced 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.

Claroty general manager of APJ, Eddie Stefanescu, says, “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.

“We are delighted with the proven success of this collaboration with Yokogawa to date and look forward to its continued global expansion.”

Yokogawa Engineering Asia head of digital innovation and security solution, Charles Lim, says, “Yokogawa is 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.

“Our partnership with Claroty further reinforces process operation cyber security protection and will deliver plant security lifecycle services based on the defence-in-depth approach corresponding to international standards for enhanced operational resilience.”

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