SEPTEMBER 1st, 2020
Yokogawa Europe, a leading provider of industrial automation and instrumentation solutions to the process and manufacturing industries, today announced the signing of a reseller agreement with Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security. This agreement gives Yokogawa Europe access to The Claroty Platform, further enhancing its wide range of products, services and solutions in this increasingly important field. Available as an added product or service or embedded within Yokogawa’s managed security services, The Claroty Platform improves OT security by providing visibility into a plant’s OT environment, extending comprehensive security controls to that environment, and converting all data outputs into actionable insights that equip practitioners to assess and improve their plant’s security posture more effectively and efficiently.
In the virtual signing event were from Yokogawa John Hoksbergen (New Business Development Managed Services), Oscar Custers (Channel Manager), Erik van der Loo (Strategic Procurement Specialist), Bert Konings (Executive Director New Business Development), Takeo Kobayashi (New Business Development), and from Claroty Reinhard Eichborn (Director Partners), Emanuel Salmona (VP Partners), Jonathan Shapira (VP Legal & General Counsel), Guilad Regev (VP Technical Operations), Tomer Ben Shalom (Sales Director).
In a connected world, industrial businesses need to be constantly vigilant and able to detect and react rapidly to cyber security threats. The increasing incidence of cyber security attacks on industrial applications and their potential to cause damage and disruption is gaining awareness with the industrial community. For many facilities located near major populations, or those that are part of critical infrastructure, this increases the risk profile still further.
Yokogawa is continuously investing in secure products, solutions, organization, services and managed services as part of its commitment to quality, safety, security, reliability and sustainability, with highly competent and experienced resources throughout Europe. Such expertise not only ensures high-level protection during project design and implementation but is also inherent within Yokogawa’s highly adaptable lifecycle service and support business, ensuring ongoing safe and secure operations.
In environments where IT/OT and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) integration is becoming more commonplace, the need to protect processes at all levels is increasingly important. The combination of Yokogawa Europe’s cyber security expertise with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions further reinforces cyber security protection for process operations.
Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. Unlike niche solutions that are limited to passive-only OT asset discovery, VPN-based remote access, or IoT-oriented platforms that do not fully address all OT needs, The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection and risk assessment capabilities—all within a single, agentless solution. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research team and its expansive integration ecosystem.
Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organizations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations.
Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015.
For more information, visit www.claroty.com.
Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 114 companies spanning 62 countries, generating US$3.7 billion in sales in FY2019.
About Yokogawa Europe B.V.
The European headquarters of Yokogawa was founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982. Operating throughout Europe, Yokogawa has extended this dedicated network to Central and East Europe to further enhance the coverage and support the process control and automation market place. Yokogawa Europe develops and produces flowmeters at Rota Yokogawa in Germany and liquid analyzers and industrial safety systems in the Netherlands. In addition to this dedicated network of Yokogawa subsidiaries, a select number of Channel Partners is established in certain areas to support specific customer needs of this continuously developing market.
For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com/eu & https://www.yokogawa.com/eu/support/channel-partner-program/.