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Cisco Systems has announced its intention to acquire Sentryo SAS. Sentryo SAS is a French provider of cybersecurity solutions for industrial control systems (ICS). It is unclear how much money is involved in the takeover.

Founded in 2014, Sentryo develops and delivers cybersecurity and situational awareness solutions that help companies ensure the continuity, resilience and safety of their industrial operations, Silicon Angle. Sentryo’s products do this by providing constant visibility across ICSs and Sypervisory Control and Data Acquisition infrastructure to manage the risk of cyber attacks.

Sentryo’s main product is ICS CyberVision. This allows engineers to gain complete visibility over all equipment connected to their industrial networks. The service identifies vulnerabilities on these networks and is able to make decisions that can ensure the integrity of the systems.

ICS CyberVision uses a mix of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to enable operational technology managers to gain real-time insight into the state of an industrial facility, analyze alarms, and manage infrastructure security.

Acquisition by Cisco

“Sentryo’s industrial IoT/OT solution helps companies in the energy, manufacturing, oil and gas and transportation sectors to ensure the resilience of their industrial networks and to protect themselves against cyber security attacks,” said Rob Salvagno, vice president of corporate development and Cisco Investments.

“By combining Cisco’s intent-based network architecture with Sentryo’s capabilities, customers can capture IT benefits, manage networks and devices on a scale, and enable collaboration between IT and AT departments, while better protecting their assets and data.

The two companies have worked together before. Sentryo’s Edge Sensor and Cisco’s industrial networking hardware have previously been integrated into Cisco’s IOx application framework. The acquisition is expected to be completed before Cisco’s first fiscal quarter closes on 26 October.

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