ABB joins forces with Nozomi Networks to strengthen cyber security of industrial infrastructure

29 March 2021

ABB and Nozomi Networks Inc. have announced an agreement to jointly address demand for improved Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions for energy, process and hybrid industries.

As part of its cybersecurity portfolio, ABB will integrate Nozomi Networks’ advanced solutions for operational resiliency and real-time network visibility to assist ABB’s global automation and digitalisation customers. The agreement includes: 
• Advanced OT & IoT Cyber security Solutions – Nozomi Networks solutions are integrated to support ABB’s DCS solution architecture, and fully supported by ABB. Customers gain increased OT and IoT security and visibility delivered via their automation and digitalization supplier. 

• Nozomi Networks Delivery Expertise – ABB consultants are trained to present and deliver Nozomi Networks products in order to support customers with their cybersecurity needs such as threat hunting and forensic analysis. 

• Nozomi Networks Solutions in ABB Laboratories – ABB customers and prospects can review for compliance, or experience Nozomi Networks’ real-time network visibility and cybersecurity solutions via live threat scenarios running in ABB laboratories and integrated staging centers around the world. 
“Our energy and process industries customers rely on automation and digitalisation to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At the same time, these organisations are concerned about escalating threats and cyber risks,” said Rajesh Ramachandran, chief digital officer, ABB Process Automation.  

“This agreement supports our efforts to securely accelerate digital transformation in industrial infrastructure around the world. With Nozomi Networks solutions added to our cybersecurity portfolio, our customers gain proven network monitoring and threat detection technology that is supported by ABB’s third party ‘Validation as a Service Program’.” 

Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle added: “We are thrilled to team up with ABB to address the growing cybersecurity concerns facing oil and gas, power grid operators and other critical industries worldwide.” 

Nozomi Networks solutions support more than 44 million devices in thousands of installations across energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities and critical infrastructure. Its products are deployable onsite and in the cloud, and span IT, OT and IoT to automate the hard work of inventorying, visualising and monitoring industrial control networks through artificial intelligence. 

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