Cisco Deals for ICS Network Monitoring Firm

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 01:06 PM gHale

Cisco inked a deal to purchase Lyon, France-based Industrial Control System (ICS) network monitoring provider, Sentryo.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) holds tremendous potential for companies to increase their productivity, gain access to deep intelligence and create new revenue opportunities,” said Rob Salvagno, vice president corporate development and Cisco investments in a post. “At the same time many organizations struggle with deploying IoT projects because they can’t scale to production and find it difficult to manage and secure a rapidly expanding infrastructure.”

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Sentryo’s industrial IoT/OT technology solution helps companies in the energy, manufacturing, oil and gas and transportation sectors ensure the resilience of their industrial networks and protect against cybersecurity attacks.

By combining Cisco’s intent-based network architecture with Sentryo’s capabilities, users can capture the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manage networks and devices at scale, enable collaboration across IT and OT departments, and better protect their assets and data.

“Cisco and Sentryo recognize the unique challenges facing industrial customers and our two companies have already had the opportunity to work together,” Salvagno said in the post. “We have incorporated Sentryo’s Edge Sensor and our industrial networking hardware with Cisco’s IOx application framework.”

Earlier this year, Salvagno added, Cisco launched anintegrated network architecture that extends intent-based networking capabilities to the IoT edge.

“We believe that connectivity is foundational to IoT projects and by unleashing the power of the network we can dramatically improve operational efficiencies and uncover new business opportunities, Salvagno said. “With the addition of Sentryo, Cisco can offer control systems engineers deeper visibility into assets to optimize, detect anomalies and secure their networks.”

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The deal should close before the end of Cisco’s fiscal year first quarter at the end of October.



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