Nozomi Networks and Siemens have expanded their collaboration by incorporating Nozomi Networks’ Guardian Remote Collector software into the Siemens Scalance LPE local processing engine, a hardware platform tailored to process data for edge and cloud applications in manufacturing environments. Customers can now deploy the leading OT & IoT continuous monitoring solution to their industrial networks with ease, thanks to the power and simplicity of the Siemens Scalance LPE hardware.

Maximilian Korff, Lead, Business Development for Scalance at Siemens commented, “This is the first distributed cybersecurity data collection and analysis software embedded in the Scalance LPE platform and is a vital part of our defense-in-depth concept for OT cybersecurity. This integration offers our customers a non-intrusive and powerful solution to detect threats in real-time and gain deeper visibility of their OT network.”

The Scalance LPE hosts a Docker containerized version of the Guardian Remote Collector, that brings local data collection, pre-processing, and analytics to operational technology deployments. It enables more efficient analysis and data aggregation by any centralized application, including Nozomi Networks Vantage cloud-hosted security platform, and provides an effective way to distribute processing power across large manufacturing operations.

Sid Snitkin, Vice-President of Cybersecurity Advisory Services at ARC Advisory Group stated, “This is a significant milestone for the Siemens partnership with Nozomi Networks. Embedding Nozomi Networks solutions into Siemens Scalance LPE eliminates integration cycles and gives users an efficient and reliable solution with cybersecurity capabilities baked in.”

The Scalance LPE solution delivers highly scalable continuous monitoring and intrusion detection to the network edge. Data is sent from the edge to the Nozomi Networks Remote Collector, which is hosted on the Scalance LPE, to monitor and analyze industrial network protocols for anomalous behavior and potential threats. This integration is unique and can collect traffic from parallel PROFIsafe production cells using the Siemens reference network architectures.

Chet Namboodri, Vice President of Business Development at Nozomi Networks stated, “Supporting the Scalance LPE with a docker container version of our Remote Collector will streamline deployment options for our customers and follows on our existing support for the Siemens Ruggedcom APE platform. Siemens helps customers get the most out of the Nozomi Networks platform at any scale for these critical manufacturing and industrial control customers.”

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