Claroty, a company that offers operational technology (OT) security, today announced it is partnering with CrowdStrike, a company that offers cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection, on integration between The Claroty Platform and the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.
This integration delivers comprehensive visibility into an industrial control system (ICS) networks and endpoints, with a one-stop-shop for information technology (IT) and OT asset information directly within The Claroty Platform. It also delivers enhanced detection of ICS threats across the IT/OT boundary without the need for added connectivity, signature reconfiguration, or manual updates. The result is more effective and efficient IT/OT security governance and strengthened security posture spanning all connected sites.
Digital transformation has caused once-isolated OT networks to become interconnected with the rest of the enterprise through the IT network, and the COVID-19-induced shift to remote work has accelerated IT/OT convergence even more. These conditions have expanded the attack surface within ICS networks, giving threats such as ransomware clear pathways across the IT/OT boundary.
At the same time, IT and security operations center (SOC) teams are increasingly responsible for protecting these new pathways, but they are hindered by the lack of integration between their OT tools and traditional IT security tools to provide effective measures for doing so.
“In 2020, the top sector being hit with ransomware is manufacturing,” said Dawn Cappelli, VP Global Security and CISO of Rockwell Automation. “It is imperative that we secure the converged IT/OT environment, and the integration of Claroty and CrowdStrike brings two of the top security technologies together to do just that.”
By combining Claroty’s OT expertise, threat signature database, and asset discovery and monitoring technology with CrowdStrike’s industry-leading IT endpoint telemetry, derived from 4 trillion endpoint-related signals per week from across the globe, the joint solution delivers full-spectrum IT/OT visibility and threat detection coverage for ICS networks.
“Effectively protecting modern ICS networks requires IT and SOC teams to have a complete inventory of both IT and OT assets, as well as the ability to detect, assess, and mitigate threats and the corresponding risks they face,” said Matthew Polly, Vice President of Worldwide Alliances, Channels and Business Development at CrowdStrike. “This integration with Claroty allows our customers to leverage the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to improve the security posture of their OT environments, bridging the gap between IT and OT.”