Partnership proactively addresses security challenges threatening critical infrastructure
Date: August 1st, 2018
AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, signed a partnership agreement with Virsec, a leader in cybersecurity innovation. With this partnership, AVEVA customers gain access to in-memory cyber protection for Industrial Control (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Virsec’s patented technology can reduce risks posed by targeted cyberattacks across IT and OT systems.
Digital transformation at industrial and engineering organizations has prompted a renewed focus on securing digital assets. As Information Technology (IT) systems and Operations Technology (OT) converge, an increase in high-profile attacks targeting critical infrastructure has raised security concerns. Virsec Trusted Execution™ provides an effective layer of protection against these advanced attacks by ensuring applications perform only as designed.
“We are thrilled to help AVEVA proactively protect industrial, engineering and critical infrastructure organisations from these dangerous security threats”, said Atiq Raza, CEO of Virsec. “With this partnership, we can now provide AVEVA customers our industry-leading security technology as an integrated part of an AVEVA solution.”
“AVEVA continues to pursue new strategies and alliances to pre-emptively harden and secure its industrial and engineering software portfolio. By partnering with Virsec, we have added an important layer of protection for our customers, leading the industry in applying the latest security technologies,” said Rashesh Mody, Vice President, Monitoring and Control at AVEVA. “Increasing convergence between IT and OT systems demands that our software solutions deliver ever-increasing levels of security while working seamlessly with our client’s IT systems.”
On January 30, 2018, a partnership with Cylance was announced to provide end-point protection to AVEVA’s industrial software portfolio. This protection – combined with the complementary in-memory security protection enabled by Virsec – strengthens the overall security of AVEVA’s industrial software portfolio.
Based in San Jose, California, Virsec was founded on the belief that a new model is required to counter today’s advanced threats. The company is led by industry veterans who have driven one of the world’s top processor teams, and created innovative technology in network security, embedded systems and real-time memory systems. The team has broad leadership experience at companies including AMD, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, Dell, NextGen, BMC Software, ForcePoint, as well a long list of high-growth start-ups. More information and demos are available at www.virsec.com.
AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operational life cycle of capital-intensive industries.
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