Honeywell launches cybersecurity software for industrial customers

Honeywell StoryHoneywell will install and configure the ICS Shield for customers who lack the cybersecurity skills or have resource shortages. (Image source: midnightcomm/Flickr)Honeywell said it has launched a software to provide cybersecurity to industrial customers who manage process control networks

Cybersecurity has become important to industrial customers who have increasingly digitised their operations.

The software is based on Honeywell's ICS Shield, which provides top-down operational technology (OT) security management for industrial control systems.

Operational technology is the use of computers to monitor the state of an industrial system such as the control system for a power station or a railway network.

Honeywell said it would help install, configure and manage ICS Shield for customers who lack the cybersecurity skills or have resource shortages. Customers can instead focus on operational aspects.

"With industrial companies connecting operations worldwide to drive greater efficiencies, there's a real need for multi-site cybersecurity technologies designed for ICS environments," said Jeff Zindel, vice-president and general manager of Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity".

"As a trusted partner to critical infrastructure providers for more than 50 years, Honeywell offers an industry-proven solution for enterprise-wide cybersecurity with a secure, vendor-agnostic approach that strengthens industrial cybersecurity defenses and lowers operational risks," Zindel, said.

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