Schneider Electric, Vericlave partner on cybersecurity

April 19, 2019
Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave’s advanced encryption technology to secure and protect customers’ critical IT and OT systems

Schneider Electric entered into a global partnership March 18 with cybersecurity provider Vericlave in which 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. The partnership combines Vericlave’s technology with Schneider Electric’s EcoStructure architecture and platform to provide a multi-layered approach that includes cybersecurity solutions, services and expertise to help industrial organizations better secure their operations and strengthen their cyber posture.

“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,” says Gary Williams, senior director, cybersecurity offer management, Schneider Electric. “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.”

Vericlave’s 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 reportedly shrinks users' attack surface by more than 90% compared to traditional Internet protocol (IP) virtual private network (VPN) solutions. Also, its plug-and-play capability reportedly reduces installation, maintenance and other ownership and operating costs by 50% or more.