Mission Secure, the world’s leading Industrial control (ICS) cybersecurity tech firm, announced a strategic partnership with XONA, the developer of a zero-trust user access solution for remote industrial operations, to provide more comprehensive and integrated operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions across several industries.

Remote operations capability is becoming extremely important in a pandemic-affected operational landscape for sustaining resiliency, enhancing efficiency, and accomplishing corporate goals. However, as IT and OT systems converge, businesses are exposed to cybersecurity vulnerabilities that standard IT security solutions can’t address. In order to protect essential infrastructure and business data from malicious attackers, organizations need OT-specific cybersecurity features.

In the defence, critical infrastructure, and process industries, Mission Secure offers comprehensive OT security solutions. This partnership improves their security by bringing a zero-trust user access layer to their product offerings, which include integrated closed-loop multi-factor authentication (MFA), browser-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), moderated secure file transfer, system connection segmentation and monitoring, protocol isolation, and deep user access forensics, all offered through a single platform.

“Mission Secure is proud to bring XONA’s ‘best-in-class’ solution to our customers Our OT/ICS customers often face challenges with remote access, but the XONA technology adds an important feature set to our Platform-as-a-Service that will bridge the gap between cyber protection and operational efficiency. That’s especially important now as threat actors increasingly turn their attention to vulnerabilities in OT/ICS to avoid the increased security in IT infrastructures,” said John K. Adams, Mission Secure’s CEO.

“Simple to deploy, zero-trust user access empowers companies to embrace OT remote operations capacity without compromising cybersecurity. As ransomware and other cybersecurity threats increase in scope, frequency and severity, it’s critical that companies fortify their remote operations to account for a shifting threat landscape. We’re excited to partner with Mission Secure to deliver just those necessary capabilities,” said XONA CEO, Bill Moore.

Together Mission Secure and XONA will offer a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that protects companies as they embrace remote operations.