Nozomi Networks and Fortinet partners to deal with cyberthreats, help eliminate the gap between IT and OT.

Leading cybersecurity companies Nozomi Networks and Fortinet have partnered to deal with cyber threats better and hope to help eliminate the gap between IT and OT.

Nozomi Networks said its OT network visibility and advanced cyber security solutions would integrate with Fortinet’s network access control and security information and event management solutions. The move would mean that Fortinet customers can get improve processes and incident response with a centralized view of all IT and OT assets and alerts.

The integration allows Security Operations Centers (SOC) and incident responders to unite IT and OT data for complete visibility and comprehensive global access to alerts.

As IT/OT convergence gains prominence, integration of cybersecurity too has become a necessity as the area for cyber threats also increase.  IT/OT convergence is the integration of information technology (IT) systems used for data-centric computing with operational technology (OT) systems used to monitor events, processes and devices and make adjustments in enterprise and industrial operations.

Here is how it actually works.

The Nozomi Networks solution prioritizes alerts based on risk by using a combination of machine learning and threat intelligence. FortiSIEM combines this data with IT network data for comprehensive IT/OT visibility. It can open incident tickets for investigation and even automate response and remediation, all in a single, scalable solution. Reducing the complexity of network and security operations management and improving breach detection through the integration of the companies will be extremely valuable for industrial organizations.

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