Companies agree to collaborate on critical infrastructure, IIoT

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security announced they will collaborate to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to protect customers' control systems from malware and other potential breaches.

06/24/2015


Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security announced they will collaborate to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to protect customers' control systems from malware and otherHoneywell (NYSE:HON) Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security announced they will collaborate to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Intel Security's McAfee technologies will be integrated with Honeywell's industrial cyber security (ICS) solutions to provide customers with security software designed to protect their control systems from malware and other potential breachers.

The growing threat of cyber attacks to industrial targets is a major global concern according to a global survey on cyber security conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs in September 2014 on behalf of Honeywell. Two-thirds of those surveyed thought that the oil and gas, chemicals, and power industries were particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks.

"The threat of cyber attacks on industrial and critical infrastructure targets is growing rapidly and our customers are demanding effective cyber security to assist them in protecting their assets and people," said Jeff Zindel, global business leader for Honeywell's Industrial Cyber Security Solutions group.

As part of the agreement, Honeywell will qualify Intel Security's Application Whitelisting and Device Control with its own proprietary cyber security for its Experion Process Knowledge System, providing a fully vetted and qualified solution designed to increase security without sacrificing reliability. Honeywell is also offering Intel Security's Enterprise Security Manager and Next Generation Firewall to its customers.

The products will be supported by Honeywell's Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager, which evaluates cyber security risks within industrial environments. The McAfee Application Whitelisting maintains system integrity by allowing only authorized code to run. McAfee Device Control allows users to specify and categorize what data can and cannot be transferred to various plug-in devices.

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS)

www.honeywellprocess.com 

Intel Security

www.intelsecurity.com 

- Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering cyber security stories.



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