NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 /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 won the gold medal award for the Best IT Solution for Critical Infrastructure at the 12th Annual IT World Awards.
The IT World Awards is an annual achievements and recognition program highlighting the year's best products, services and technologies in all sectors of information technology.
Nextnine won this award recognition for its ICS Shield solution for empowering providers of critical infrastructure and industrial enterprises to manage and minimize cybersecurity vulnerabilities in complex, multi-site and multi-vendor industrial environments.
ICS Shield is a cybersecurity management platform that protects operational technology, including all remote field assets, from a single security and operations center. The solution automates the deployment and enforcement of operational-wide security policies with a focus on discovering a complete inventory of all operational assets and detecting anomalies and inefficiencies. The system also establishes a unified framework for fully authenticated, authorized and audited secure remote access according to granular policies. In addition, ICS Shield facilitates the cyber-hardening of the industrial network with security essentials, including patching, antivirus protection, log collection, compliance reporting and more.
"We are pleased to receive this award recognition for the clear value that ICS Shield is delivering to providers of critical infrastructure and other industrial enterprises," said Shmulik Aran, CEO at Nextnine. "We are very proud of the fact that ICS Shield is one of the most widely deployed solutions for securing connected industrial operations, which was one of the main drivers behind Honeywell's recent announcement of the definitive agreement to acquire Nextnine."
ICS Shield has been deployed in over 6000 industrial plants and 1000 manufacturing facilities worldwide through the company's global partnerships with leading industrial automation vendors, system integrators and managed security service providers.
To learn more on the importance of cybersecurity in connected industrial operations, please download Nextnine's new whitepaper on Enjoy IIOT & Industry 4.0 Benefits: Managing secure remote access to minimize costs & risks.
Nextnine is a leading provider of top-down OT security management solutions for complex multi-vendor and multi-site 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 multi-site, remote field assets from a single security and 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 installations worldwide. Serving the oil and gas, mineral, mining, materials, pharmaceutical, medical, maritime, packaging, pulp & paper, utility, chemicals and food sectors, Nextnine delivers unrivaled visibility, reliability and compliance for connected industrial operations. For more information, please visit http://www.nextnine.com.
About IT World Awards
The IT World Awards is annual achievements and recognition program highlighting the year's best products, services, technologies, executives and management teams, deployments, product management and engineering in information technology. The IT World Award program is organized by the Network Products Guide, the industry's leading information technology research and advisory publication. To learn more, visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com.