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Nozomi delivers industry’s 1st IoT endpoint security sensor
Thu, 26th Jan 2023
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Nozomi Networks, the provider of Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security, has introduced Nozomi Arc, the industry's first OT and IoT endpoint security sensor designed to speed time to full operational resiliency exponentially. 

Built to automatically deploy across large numbers of sites and devices anywhere an organisation needs visibility, Nozomi Arc adds crucial data and insights about key assets and network endpoints. This data is used to analyse better and deter threats and correlate user activity, all without putting a strain on current resources or disrupting mission-critical networks.

Arc is a game-changer for complete asset visibility, deployment speed, and reach across complex and remote OT and IT networks. 

Nozomi Arc is designed to analyse endpoint vulnerabilities, identify compromised hosts, be deployed remotely, and accelerate monitoring deployments in mission-critical systems.

“Operational resiliency is the top business priority for critical infrastructure organisations, which can only be achieved by lowering cyber risks and increasing security,” says Andrea Carcano, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Nozomi Networks. 

“Nozomi Arc accelerates time to resiliency by transforming every computer on the network into an OT security sensor. It quickly extends visibility to attack surfaces and threats inside endpoint hosts and their local network. With Nozomi Arc, users can quickly corollate more information from more sources for better diagnostics and faster time to response.”

According to the most recent SANS ICS security report, security professionals' biggest challenges are the lack of security resources and the inability to track industrial control devices and applications. Nozomi Networks Arc is purpose-built to address both issues while complementing the network-based analysis provided by Nozomi Networks' Vantage and Guardian platforms.

With Nozomi Arc, users benefit from faster time to resiliency. Nozomi Arc eliminates the time, resource, geographic and internal policy constraints that come with network-based deployments. It gets new sites online quickly and makes monitoring and analysing once unmanaged or unreachable connections and networks possible.

Moreover, Nozomi Arc is the only OT solution in the market to detect malicious hardware. It's the first solution to provide continuous visibility into (active and inactive) network assets, key endpoint attributes, and information about who is using them. With access to the full attack surface of host systems, Arc provides complete threat analysis and monitors potential attack entry points than is possible with a network-based sensor alone. Additional points of visibility include attached USB drives and log files.

In addition to highlighting more assets and devices and potential vulnerabilities, Arc identifies process anomalies and any suspicious user activity. This reduces the potential for insider threats or compromised hosts. Arc also adds continuous monitoring capabilities for endpoint assets, which is impossible with network sensors alone.

Nozomi Arc does not require extensive network changes to be deployed anywhere in the world – even in the most remote location, as it can be deployed remotely via software download. There is no administrative overhead to manage thousands of endpoints across multiple sites. Deployments can be automated across environments, whether installed as part of a standard operating environment or periodically deployed to collect data and then removed.

“Nozomi Arc makes it possible to quickly strengthen cybersecurity and resiliency by extending visibility across endpoints, sites and devices where organisations need it,” says Danielle VanZandt, Frost and Sullivan Industry Manager for commercial and public security. 

“Nozomi Networks is again at the forefront of the industry with a solution to help critical infrastructure customers strengthen their cybersecurity models without taxing internal cybersecurity resources.”

Nozomi Arc is available now via subscription from Nozomi Networks and its extensive global network of channel partners. Pricing is based on the number of assets monitored.