Wurldtech Launches Managed Security

Monday, April 4, 2016 @ 02:04 PM gHale


Wurldtech released a new GE Digital security offering: Industrial managed security services provider (iMSS), designed to help customers strengthen their security posture by providing real-time visibility, threat detection and remediation within their OT network environment.

Wurldtech’s iMSS utilizes its network security detection and prevention technology, OpShield, designed to protect critical infrastructure control systems and assets and enable security management and monitoring for control systems, critical assets and other embedded/connected devices.

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Leveraging GE’s existing IT security operations centers and its business specific remote maintenance and diagnostics services, Wurldtech’s iMSS will provide:
• Security monitoring and management
• Incident response
• Threat intelligence

With the emergence of the Industrial Internet, OT environments are increasingly interconnected to a wide array of networks, including IT and business networks, broader communication platforms, direct-to-internet transmission frameworks and cloud services.

“The connectivity of these networks introduces more risk to the OT environment, which can require 24-7 monitoring for threats,” said Paul Rogers, president and chief executive of Wurldtech and general manager of GE Industrial Cyber Security. “These threats cannot adequately be addressed by the traditional IT security offerings on the market.”

By year-end 2017, over 80 percent of enterprises with significant OT assets will complete restructuring their security governance and management organizations to encompass IT, OT and physical security requirements, according to research by Gartner.

Wurldtech’s iMSS is rolling out in the oil & gas, power, transportation and aviation sectors in the U.S. and Europe.