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Claroty and Deloitte Partner to Boost Cybersecurity across APAC’s Industrial Technology Systems
First-of-its-kind partnership set to benefit customers operating critical infrastructure
Sydney, Australia – 24 June 2020 – Claroty, the global leader in industrial cybersecurity, today announced a partnership with Deloitte to boost cybersecurity in industrial technology systems across Asia Pacific including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore. The partnership was established to enable industrial enterprises to manage and secure their operational technology (OT) environments.
“This partnership represents the alignment that exists between Claroty and Deloitte at all levels of our organisations,” said Emanuel Salmona, Vice President of Global Partnerships at Claroty. “Our software coupled with Deloitte’s expertise gives our customers across mining, manufacturing and utilities deep visibility into their OT networks and a full assessment of their cyber posture. We are delighted with the success of this partnership that started in Australia and continues to expand globally.”
“Industrial organisations, particularly in the power and water sectors, are keen to transform themselves into digital utilities, but often security can be an obstacle rather than an enabler of digital transformation,” said David Owen, Australia Energy, Resources & Infrastructure Industry Cyber Leader at Deloitte Risk Advisory. “We are working with one of the largest utilities in Australia at present deploying Claroty, and its key driver has been digital transformation and securing their traditional OT and industrial control system (ICS) assets. Converging their digital platforms with IT becomes necessary and the security that our partnership provides ultimately enables them to successfully transform into digital utilities.”
Deloitte has been recognised by analysts as the leading cyber security practice in the region and globally, with a broad range of clients, including some of the biggest mining, water and energy utilities in the region.
“One of our key differentiators is our focus on critical infrastructure security. Offering an OT security managed service based on the Claroty platform makes us even stronger in this area,” added Owen.
According to Claroty’s recent global survey of 1,000 IT security professionals, 90% of respondents from Australia believe that their country’s critical infrastructure is properly secured against cyber attacks, compared to just 60% of respondents globally. At the same time, 91% of respondents from Australia are more concerned about cyber attacks on critical infrastructure than an enterprise data breach, compared to only 74% of respondents globally. These findings show that while professionals in Australia are highly confident in their ability to protect the country’s industrial networks, they also believe that the need to protect them is paramount.
Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. With new enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Secure Remote Access (SRA) components, the Claroty Platform delivers comprehensive visibility, threat detection, vulnerability management, and triage & mitigation controls for industrial environments — all within a single, agentless solution. Unique to Claroty, SRA provides a single, secure and clientless interface through which all external users connect prior to performing software upgrades, periodic maintenance and other support activities on assets within OT networks. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research department.
Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organizations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations.
Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015.