Palo Alto Networks and Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) have announced a strategic collaboration to boost the cybersecurity capabilities of control systems used by industrial facilities and critical infrastructure.
Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security business is now offering the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to industrial customers. The collaboration, according to both companies, enables customers to better prevent cyberattacks against their Process Control Networks (PCN) and Operational Technology (OT) environments in order to protect their assets and maximise production uptime and safety.
The joint solution offers process network traffic monitoring and advanced threat prevention across the automation environment. It combines Palo Alto Networks’ natively integrated security platform with Honeywell’s unique process control domain expertise to provide a cybersecurity solution tailored for industrial customers. This next-generation offering enhances Honeywell’s comprehensive portfolio of cyber security solutions, including its Industrial Cybersecurity Risk Manager platform.
“Connecting vital infrastructure to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) comes with tremendous benefit, but also associated cyber risks. Our work with Honeywell addresses the cyber risk with next-generation security designed to meet the needs of industrial customers and provide them with threat detection and prevention capabilities previously unseen in the industry, said Chad Kinzelberg, Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks.