The Silicon Review
For many years, industrial systems relied upon proprietary protocols and software, were manually managed and monitored by humans, and had no connection to the outside world. For this reason, they were a fairly insignificant target for hackers as there was no networked interface to attack and nothing to gain or destroy. The only way to infiltrate these systems was to obtain physical access to a terminal and this was no easy task. Operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) integrated little and did not deal with the same kinds of vulnerabilities. Today, it's a very different story as we see more industrial systems brought online to deliver big data and smart analytics as well as adopt new capabilities and efficiencies through technological integrations. IT-OT convergence gives organizations a single view of industrial systems together with process management solutions that ensure accurate information is delivered to people, machines, switches, sensors and devices at the right time and in the best format. When IT and OT systems work in harmony together, new efficiencies are discovered, systems can be remotely monitored and managed and organizations can realize the same security benefits that are used on administrative IT systems.
Claroty is one such firm which is bridging the cybersecurity gap between information technology and operational technology through industry-specific infrastructure. Organizations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with the 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.
Indigenously built OT security platform
Continuous Threat Detection: As the foundation of The Claroty Platform, Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) provides full visibility and fundamental security controls for OT environments. CTD leverages unmatched OT protocol coverage and Passive, Active, and AppDB scanning capabilities to deliver complete OT visibility and asset management controls. Claroty is the only vendor to offer visibility into all three variables of risk in OT environments. All devices on OT networks, including serial networks, as well as extensive attributes about each device and the code section and tag values of all processes related to OT assets have network and process visibility.
Secure Remote Access: Claroty Secure Remote Access (SRA) provides simple, secure, controlled access to OT environments for remote and third-party users. As a fully integrated component of The Claroty Platform, SRA is core to the industry’s first complete OT security solution to address every aspect of the incident lifecycle, including remote incident investigation and response capabilities. Claroty Secure Remote Access (SRA) minimizes the risks remote users, including employees and third- party vendors, introduce to OT networks. As a core component of The Claroty Platform, SRA provides a single, secure interface through which all users connect prior to performing maintenance, auditing, support, forensics, and other activities requiring remote connectivity to OT environments.
Enterprise Management Console: The Enterprise Management Console (EMC) is a central interface that aggregates all data from Claroty products deployed across multiple sites and allows users to investigate alerts and respond to incidents before they escalate. The Claroty Platform, comprised of Continuous Threat Detection (CTD), Enterprise Management Console (EMC), and Secure Remote Access (SRA) systems, provides an agentless solution for OT environment security. The Claroty Platform integrates seamlessly with existing IT security infrastructure.
The pre-eminent leader
Yaniv Vardi serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Claroty .He is a dynamic and highly accomplished entrepreneur with more than two decades of global executive leadership experience. He has established a long-standing and impressive track record of developing and executing global business strategies and directing worldwide growth. He leads Claroty through its next stage of growth and solidifies its position as the leader in OT security. Prior to joining Claroty, he recently served as the Global Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions, International, managing 8 countries and expanding the company’s proposition mainly in Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific into a significant business. Based on his wealth of experience, Mr. Vardi brings vital knowledge of operational direction and strategies as a board director and chairman in different companies in Israel, Europe, and the United States.
Mr. Vardi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New Jersey Institute of Technology majoring in Industrial and Management Engineering and Management of Information Systems and served in the Israeli Air Force for five years.