Honeywell, Houston, has released the latest version of its Forge Cybersecurity Suite. New features include enhanced industrial-grade remote access, increased asset-discovery capabilities with active and passive functionality, and improved cybersecurity risk monitoring.
According the company, these enhancements come as more industrial organizations are embracing remote operations to effectively manage facilities with reduced numbers of onsite personnel due to current safety restrictions. (A new Honeywell report indicates that the severity of cyber threats detected to operational technology [OT] systems has risen by significant amounts in a 12-mo. period.)
HOW IT WORKS
Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Suite provides users with a single dashboard to centralize security operations and asset security management. It simplifies, strengthens, and scales security operations for asset-intensive businesses facing evolving cybersecurity threats. It can improve performance at a single site or across an enterprise by increasing cyber-risk visibility while also decreasing cybersecurity management inefficiencies.
Honeywell notes that the Forge Cybersecurity addresses a number of common pain points in OT domains, including:
- safely moving and using operations data
- strengthening endpoint and network security
- improving cybersecurity compliance.
Site cybersecurity teams can provide and manage remote access to vendors with greater security and ease, allowing the teams to better monitor cyber risks and operational health inside their environments.
The Forge Cybersecurity Suite is available in three versions: Enterprise Core; Enterprise Premium; and Site offerings. Customers can scale as needed to match their security requirements and budgets. It can be deployed either as a subscription or through Honeywell Managed Security Services. Honeywell also provides consulting services to complement the Forge Cybersecurity Suite and help strengthen a user’s cyber defenses.