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Telefónica Tech launches security monitoring service for companies in industrial and IoT environments

Telefónica Tech launches security monitoring service for companies in industrial and IoT environments

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Telefónica Tech has announced the launch of 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.”

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