Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to strengthen customers’ cybersecurity

Energy management and automation transformation company, Schneider Electric, has entered into a global partnership with cybersecurity technology provider, Vericlave.

Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave’s advanced encryption technology to further secure and protect its customers’ critical IT and OT systems from the risk of cyberattack.

Gary Williams, senior director, cybersecurity offer management, Schneider Electric, said: “Digital transformation and the growth of IoT are giving rise to new threats that can have a massive impact on the safety, productivity and profitability of industrial operations.

“That means our customers must have a robust, nimble cybersecurity infrastructure that protects every layer of their operations. With Vericlave, we’re strengthening our customers’ ability to bolster their networks from within. We look forward to collaborating with Vericlave to secure the integrity of our customers’ data and operations across multiple sites, while reducing systems complexity and maximizing compliance, profitability, and overall business performance.”

Cybersecurity safeguards critical industries

Vericlave’s proven intrusion-prevention system overlays a zero-trust stealth model at the network perimeter and within existing infrastructure to provide a secure communication tunnel between sites and to extend layers of defense across an enterprise.

The plug-and-play solution has been developed and tested by the United States Department of Defense, United States Intelligence Community and in the critical infrastructure, finance, healthcare and retail markets for more than 20 years. It shrinks the attack surface by more than 90% (when compared to traditional Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network solutions) to eliminate the risk of incidents that lead to plant shutdowns.

Additionally, its plug-and-play capability reduces installation, maintenance and other ownership and operating costs by 50% or more.

This enables end users to reallocate engineering, maintenance and other resources back into the business, further reducing capital and operational expenditure spend.