Telefónica Tech launches security monitoring service for companies in industrial and IoT environments
elefónica Tech has announced the launch of
T a security monitoring service for Operational Technology ( OT ) and Internet of Things ( IoT ) environments . The service inspects network traffic to visualise the assets connected to the network , analyse and highlight vulnerabilities and detect potential threats in the environment .
The service includes a technological layer , based on the technology of Nozomi Networks , a leading company in OT and IoT cybersecurity bundled with managed services provided by Telefónica Tech . The service is managed by teams of OT and IoT specialists present in Telefónica Tech ’ s global network of 11 Security Operations Centres ( SOCs ).
Telefónica Tech ’ s new service passively analyses the customer ’ s network traffic ( i . e . mirrored traffic is examined to avoid impacting or modifying the network ) through the use of probes installed in the company ’ s infrastructure . These passive probes interpret industrial protocols to identify connected assets and their vulnerabilities , with analytics to determine anomalies and threats in the environment , producing alerts that contain meta data providing asset and process context .
Telefónica Tech ’ s experts assess and manage the alerts , warning the customer when serious incidents are detected in the network . To support this , Telefónica Tech has implemented its own automated procedures that take advantage of the capabilities of Telefónica Tech ’ s SOCs . In addition , the health status of the probes are proactively monitored , ensuring that the service is permanently operational . Moreover , reports are created for customers with all the information .
The service will initially be marketed in Spain and subsequently developed in other markets where the company is present . This new service significantly advances Telefónica Tech ’ s security monitoring capabilities for OT and IoT field environments , including certification within Nozomi Networks ’ MSSP Elite program .
“ We are very proud that Telefónica Tech has achieved MSSP Elite program certification ,” said Chet Namboodri , Nozomi Networks SVP , Global Alliances and Business Development . “ Telefónica Tech has successfully hardened and streamlined the service , demonstrating practice maturity and professionalism , process robustness and a high degree of automation advancements .” u intelligent NETWORK SECURITY www.intelligentciso.com