NEW YORK, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
NextNine, a leading provider of top-down operational technology (OT) security management solutions for connected industrial control system (ICS) environments, today announced that the company has been recognized as a representative vendor in the May 2016 Gartner Market Guide for Operational Technology Security.
In this report, Gartner lists NextNine as a representative vendor in all four Operational Technology product security categories for monitoring and response, network segmentation, access control and endpoint protection.
According to the Gartner report, "few players provide products across product categories. These players are diversified and have general OT and IoT implementations within industrial control systems."
NextNine empowers manufacturing enterprises and providers of critical infrastructure to implement integrated operations, while minimizing security vulnerabilities. NextNine's ICS Shield solution secures remote field assets from a single operations center. ICS Shield automates the deployment and enforcement of plant-wide security policies, while focusing on security essentials, such as inventory visibility, patching, log collection, incident alarm and response, and compliance reporting. The solution has been deployed at thousands of sites worldwide in the oil and gas, utility, chemical, mining and manufacturing sectors, delivering industrial plant operations with unrivaled visibility, reliability and compliance.
In the report, Gartner advises OT security buyers that, "without awareness of communication and activity of each segment in an OT environment, evaluating risks and security of assets becomes increasingly difficult. Operations and security staff must be able to define and verify baseline behavior to assess and detect possible anomalies, and then decide a response."
"We feel our inclusion in this Gartner Market Guide covering Operational Technology Security reinforces our approach to OT security management," commented Shmulik Aran, CEO at NextNine. "The growing awareness of the security vulnerabilities resulting from increasingly connected ICS environments is driving the demand for our solutions. We are strongly positioned to help industrial enterprises address their security essentials and improve their overall security and compliance posture."
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NextNine is a leading provider of top-down OT security management solutions for connected ICS environments. Empowering industrial organizations to benefit from integrated OT/IT operations while minimizing security vulnerabilities, NextNine's ICS Shield is a field-proven solution for protecting remote field assets from a single operations center. Using ICS Shield, industrial operators automate the deployment and enforcement of plant-wide policies that improve security governance and compliance while saving OT and IT resources. NextNine solutions have been deployed by systems integrators, managed security service providers (MSSPs) and the largest automation vendors at thousands of industrial plants worldwide. Serving the oil and gas, utility, chemical, mining and manufacturing sectors, NextNine delivers unrivaled visibility, reliability and compliance for connected industrial operations. For more information, please visit http://www.nextnine.com.