Radiflow, a provider of industrial cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, has launched a partner programme to help Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) deliver OT cybersecurity services.
As industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure operators increasingly adapt technologies like IoT to improve automation, the line between OT and IT networks is rapidly blurring. While the benefits of improved operational productivity and efficiency are clear, the concerns over the security of OT networks have also risen. Despite the growing need, many industrial automation operators do not have the resources and expertise to set up and use OT-dedicated cybersecurity systems in-house.
“Most industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure operators lack the internal resources to adequately protect their OT networks,” said Aaron Sherrill, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “This situation has created a unique opportunity for MSSPs.”
Radiflow’s new OT MSSP partner programme provides the framework for MSSPs to offer new cybersecurity services dedicated to the OT networks and ICS/SCADA systems of their industrial customers. Energy, utilities, oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation and building management are among the key industry segments that can benefit from the programme.
With this programme, Radiflow gives an opportunity for MSSPs that already provide IT cybersecurity services to enter the OT space. The programme is also beneficial to industrial engineering solution providers who are interested in expanding their offerings to include cybersecurity services.
Radiflow’s programme for OT MSSPs is based on the company’s iSID Industrial Threat Detection System running in the cloud environment of an MSSP partner. The company works closely with each OT MSSP partner to implement the processes that are required to rollout a full range of OT cybersecurity services.
Partners benefit from being able to offer new services, such as an on-going network monitoring service based on utilising iSID to build a network topology map of all devices, connections, ports and data traffic flows on an OT network and responding to any alerted changes. MSSPs can also provide services for proactively detecting breach attempts and applying security upgrades to any newly detected devices.
Radiflow also announced it has signed Kalis Consulting, a French firm specialising in Building Security Management, as the new partner for the programme.
Marc Benattar, CEO at Kalis Consulting, added: “Most of our customers are rapidly introducing new digitally-driven, yet technically vulnerable devices to their OT environments. This strategic partnership positions us to provide important OT cybersecurity services for our customers and also to improve our service offering.”
“For an MSSP to launch OT cybersecurity services, more than just a third-party product is needed to succeed,” said Ilan Barda, CEO at Radiflow. “We offer a complete package to build the framework for these important OT cybersecurity services, including all the necessary tools, procedures and support from our experts.”