TXOne Networks partners with AFRY to protect vulnerable OT environments

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TXOne Networks and AFRY join forces to protect the OT (Operational Technology) systems of their common industrial customers in the Nordic countries against all kinds of cyber attacks.

The combination of TXOne Networks comprehensive solutions and service portfolio for security inspection, endpoint protection and network defense and AFRY’s deep industry knowledge of cybersecurity and risk management not only businesses to reduce management complexity. In addition, it guarantees constant security throughout the industry ecosystem at the design, engineering and technology level.

TXOne Networks and the AFRY X division of AFRY will provide industrial automation customers with the protection they need to protect today’s vulnerable OT environments and keep their operations running smoothly. The company’s ability to protect itself, respond to and recover from cybersecurity incidents will be strengthened. In a proof of concept, several TXOne products have already been identified as providing the necessary functionality that directly addresses real-world challenges.

Together, TXOne and AFRY supported this POC client with virtual patches for systems that could not be patched, very granular firewall control of OT network protocols, malware scanning and remediation in outdated technology as well as the ability to handle the real network challenges of a complex, multi-vendor production environment. In some cases, existing equipment has been replaced.

Amir Nickel, Sales Director Nordics at TXOne Networks, said: “To further improve our customer service and our solutions portfolio in the Nordics, we need a competent and experienced partner like AFRY. Together, we provide the deep industry knowledge and local hands-on OT security expertise needed to truly help customers and make a difference. Our mutual customers appreciate the AFRY team and their goal-oriented service mentality, which is another proof for us that we have made the right choice. We look forward to more upcoming projects.

IT cybersecurity provider Trend Micro, the former parent company and solution development partner of TXOne Networks, is involved in the partnership, and Andreas Christensen, Regional Director for Nordics at Trend Micro, explains: “Trend Micro is experiencing incredible growth in the field of OT security. market in the Nordic countries and this partnership gives us a great opportunity to support our customers and partners. Nordic businesses face a multitude of challenges in securing OT environments and thanks to our partners, Trend Micro and TXOne are in the right place at the right time with the best products to secure the connected world of OT and IT. customer’s IT.

AFRY X is a leading Nordic digitization partner combining deep industry knowledge and capabilities in design, engineering and technology. They offer digital solutions that accelerate the transition to a sustainable society in areas such as infrastructure networks, industry, energy and digitalization. TXOne Networks is an expert in adaptive ICS/IIoT cybersecurity solutions and a pioneer in applying the “Zero Trust Cybersecurity” approach to the needs of OT networks.

This so-called “OT Zero Trust” approach to operational environments consists of three phases: network segmentation, scanning inbound and mobile assets with a fast-scanning handheld device, and securing endpoints with defensive solutions tailored to the type of endpoint (legacy or modernized). The companies complement each other ideally.

Gustav Sandberg, Business Unit Manager Cyber ​​​​​​& Communication Systems at AFRY, points out: “We see a need for strong players to holistically help companies deal with often overlooked OT security, for a safer society. and a competitive industry. Together, TXOne Networks and AFRY deliver industry-leading end-to-end solutions for understanding and managing risk in production systems and equipment. We provide the solutions to mitigate these risks and deliver critical data. TXOne has proven itself as a reliable supplier with reliable and unique products. This partnership is the start of a long and hopefully fruitful cooperation to secure industry and society and keep pace with an ever-changing threat landscape and an ever-changing industry – at the benefit of our common customers.

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