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Schneider Electric has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a provider of cybersecurity technology. Schneider Electric will offer and supply Vericlaves’ coding technology.

In this way, Schneider can better protect its customers’ IT and OT systems against cyber attacks. Vericlave’s intrusion prevention system features a zero-trust stealth model that enables secure communication between locations across the network and infrastructure. In addition, it offers expansion opportunities for companies in the field of defence.

Reduce attack risk

Vericlave’s solution reduces the risk of attack by more than 90 percent (compared to traditional Internet protocol Virtual Private Network solutions) and prevents the risk of incidents leading to plant closures. In addition, the plug-and-play application reduces installation, maintenance and other property and operating costs by at least 50 percent.

This allows end-users to redistribute research, maintenance and other resources, further reducing capital and operational expenditure costs. The partnership combines Vericlave’s technology with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, which provides a platform with cyber security solutions, services and expertise to help industrial organizations better secure their operations and strengthen their cyber capabilities.

Open architecture

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open system architecture. EcoStruxure offers added value in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency, durability and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages improvements in IoT, mobility, detection, cloud, analytics, and cyber security to deliver innovation at every level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, Apps, Analytics and Services. EcoStruxure has been implemented on more than 480,000 websites with the support of more than 20,000 system integrators and developers, connecting more than 1.6 million devices through more than 40 digital services.

Standard distributed control and security systems provide the necessary layers of defense, such as an active directory or a security management software console, which require specialized skills to deploy and maintain. This applies in particular to oil and gas companies and other industrial production companies with activities that go both ways in their supply chain.

These environments require secure communication lines that enable all their assets and systems – up and downstream – to communicate with each other, and that often requires costly, complicated, tailor-made solutions. With the Vericlave solution, industrial end-users can securely and seamlessly transfer data between their upstream and downstream operations, meaning communications across the enterprise are as secure as if they were in the control room itself.

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