To further strengthen its leadership in industrial cybersecurity, Honeywell reported Aug. 1 that it's completed the acquisition of Nextnine Ltd. it announced on June 13. Nextnine's industrial cybersecurity business will be integrated into Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security group, which is expected to strengthen Honeywell’s capability to offer multi-vendor, multi-site secure remote access, monitoring and support to protect industrial control systems and critical infrastructure against a growing threat of cyber attacks.
“The addition of Nextnine’s technologies and talented employees enhances Honeywell’s position to deliver enterprise-wide, end-to-end industrial cyber security solutions that reduce cybersecurity risks, improve reliability, increase productivity, and reduce operations costs for our combined customer base,” says Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security business unit.
“Nextnine is joining a recognized global leader in industrial cybersecurity,” added Shmulik Aran, CEO of Nextnine. “We'll now be able to leverage Honeywell’s reach, network and managed security services offerings to grow the impact of our technology and to help more customers in a more holistic way.”
The two firms report their combined cybersecurity capabilities will include:
- Scalable and flexible enterprise-wide deployments with cyber security management for multi-site, multi-vendor industrial control system (ICS) environments;
- Enhanced managed security services (MSS) for industrial cybersecurity with improved asset inventory management, security compliance and policy management, continuous monitoring and alerting, and integration with Honeywell cyber security products such as Risk Manager and Advanced Threat Intelligence Exchange (ATIX);
- Secure connected and remote access capabilities with improved control and protection of customer data that can be extended to additional assets and used for secure file transfer; and
- Full, continued support and services for current Nextnine customers and partners and enhanced technology developments that will benefit all end-users.