Schneider Electric and Fortinet have joined in a strategic partnership to provide cybersecurity solutions that address the unique needs of OT (operational technology) networks. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will integrate Fortinet’s firewalls, secure access and other device protection solutions into its own cybersecurity solutions to help customers secure and protect their increasingly digital operations.
“Businesses must address cybersecurity at all levels of their operations and continuously throughout the lifecycle, especially as they continue to take advantage of new digital technologies to extract more value from their operations,” said Jay Abdallah, vice president, Cybersecurity Services, Schneider Electric. “Today, more than ever, it is critical for owner-operators to address cybersecurity risks upfront and then implement the best cybersecurity solutions for their specific needs and environments. By combining our technology, experience and expertise with Fortinet’s products, we are better able to develop and implement custom, holistic solutions that not only enable our customers’ digital transformations, but improve their ability to manage their cybersecurity risks across the operations lifecycle.”
Dynamic offers for a dynamic threatscape
With threat vectors changing practically by the hour and with the critical infrastructure and global manufacturing industries under increasing threat, cybersecurity is not a one-time thing. Because risks are dynamic, the approach to managing and mitigating cyber risks must also be dynamic.
The agreement is structured to allow the companies to jointly develop cybersecurity solutions for specific industries and applications, meaning customers will have more access to leading products and customised, flexible cybersecurity solutions, with Fortinet applications integrated with Schneider Electric offers.
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