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Nozomi Networks to showcase industrial cybersecurity solutions at GITEX 2019

Nozomi Networks, cybersecurity and operational visibility provider, has announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, to be held from 6-10 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre

The company will showcase its real-time industrial control system (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) network visibility products and demonstrate how they can be integrated into existing platforms, such as Fortinet’s Network Access Control (FortiNAC) at the region’s biggest ICT exhibition.

Marcus Josefsson, Nozomi Networks director – the Middle East, Africa and Russia, said, “As IT and operational networks become more interconnected across the UAE and elsewhere, the attack surface for cyber threats has also expanded. Nozomi Networks arms enterprises with proactive tools, delivering OT visibility, threat detection and insight within a single solution to hundreds of thousands of critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and other industrial devices worldwide.”

Nozomi Networks has witnessed a rising demand for ICS cybersecurity solutions recently, against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape as greater numbers of industrial and critical infrastructure sectors are targeted.

“As industrial cybersecurity becomes a budgeted line-item for the mainstream market across the Middle East, we are experiencing phenomenal customer, partner and market growth. 2019 is the year for ICS cybersecurity,” Josefsson explained.

“We see the urgency and growing demand every day as more and more industrial companies around the world reach out to us for help in aggressively arming themselves against cyber threats rising in number, persistence and strength. ICS cybersecurity is a priority and organisations are strengthening their cybersecurity posture with innovative OT security technologies that provide deep visibility and control across the converging OT and IT spaces,” he added.

Nozomi Networks will use its participation at GITEX to educate customers on the shifting threat landscape as organisations embrace the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

“Cybersecurity challenges are expanding as ICS boundaries become broader, interwoven and interdependent, exchanging information with myriad other systems and processes. Challenges in this area include mobile and wireless devices, as mobile applications replace engineering workstation applications, and wireless communication is more widely used to transfer data from sensor networks,” he concluded.