Based on its recent analysis of the European industrial cyber security market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sentryo with the 2019 Europe Customer Value Leadership Award for helping companies to secure their OT networks and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. Sentryo’s ICS CyberVision solution offers control engineers and cyber security professionals visibility on their industrial assets and advanced technologies such as AI and machine learning to deliver high level cyber resilience for ICS and SCADA networks.
"Sentryo’s ICS CyberVision is an advanced asset inventory, network monitoring and threat intelligence platform,” said Nandini Natarajan, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “It enables enterprises to ensure continuity, resilience and safety of their industrial operations while preventing possible cyber attacks. It automatically profiles assets and communication flows using a unique 'universal OT language' in the form of tags, which describe in plain text what each asset is doing. ICS CyberVision gives anyone immediate insights into an asset's role and behaviors; it offers many different analytic views leveraging artificial intelligence algorithms to let users deep dive into the vast amount of data a typical industrial control system can generate. Sentryo makes it easy to see important or relevant information.”
Sentryo’s platform uses deep packet inspection (DPI) to extract information from communications among industrial assets with no risk to critical ICS or OT systems. This DPI engine is deployed through a unique edge computing architecture as it can run either on Sentryo sensor appliances or on network equipment that are already installed. Sentryo can embed visibility and cyber security features in the industrial network rather than deploying an out-of-band monitoring network.
ICS CyberVision also uses machine learning techniques to model the reference behavior of the industrial network and automatically detects deviations that could either be warning signs of an attack or just the effect of equipment malfunction. It integrates with IT security solutions such as security information and event management (SIEM) and firewalls to enable experts to correlate IT and OT events and automate remediation.
"Sentryo brings innovative technologies to this new market of industrial cyber security,” Natarajan said. “It also focuses on building strong relationships with customers to help them build and run their OT cyber security project. The ICS CyberVision platform comes in various configurations designed to match the maturity of each customer and the solution can be deployed by leading system integrators around the world. Sentryo also offers a threat intelligence service to raise customers’ knowledge on OT cyber security and organizes regular workshops and webinars for customers to share best practices. Sentryo is expected to grow faster than the industry, expand its global footprint and emerge a highly competitive player."
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