Schneider, Claroty launch building security tool


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022

Schneider, Claroty launch building security tool

Schneider Electric and cyber-physical system security company Claroty have joined forces to launch a comprehensive cybersecurity offering for smart buildings.

The new single solution covers asset discovery, risk assessment, remote access control, threat detection and response.

It provides building owners, facility operators and security teams with an automated asset discovery and network mapping solution for all system assets, as well as a continuous threat detection capability to constantly monitor a building’s networks for network- and asset-level anomalies.

The joint solution also includes a secure remote-access solution purpose-built for buildings to increase building security when vendors, contractors and technicians are performing remote maintenance activities.

Other functions include dashboard and reporting capabilities as well as the ability to create external, secure tunnels to connect to and maintain specific resources and assets in the building network without introducing additional risk.

Schneider Electric VP for Digital Enterprise Solutions Annick Villeneuve said the proliferation of IoT devices in building management systems is introducing new vulnerabilities, with research indicating that 57% of IoT devices are vulnerable to medium- or high-severity attacks.

“The integration of IoT in buildings is sparking an exciting shift across the sector, but like with any innovation, it also presents new risks. For threat actors looking to disrupt operations, benefit financially and/or achieve other objectives, and in so doing to put individuals at risk, buildings can appear to be the perfect target,” Villeneuve said.

“It is with this in mind that we are partnering with Claroty to bring our customers a comprehensive, industry-leading solution that meets the unique security and operational risks facing buildings of today and of the future.”

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