Honeywell Process Solutions and Intel Security have agreed to combine their platforms in an effort to help commercial clients protect their data infrastructure and ‘Industrial Internet of Things’-based devices from malware and potential cyber attacks.
The partnership covers the integration of Intel Security’s McAfee Application Whitelisting and McAfee Device Control offerings with Honeywell’s network security platform for its Experion Process Knowledge System, the companies said in a release published Wednesday.
Intel Security’s McAfee Device Control aims to allow users to sort data that can be migrated to plug-in devices, while McAfee Application Whitelisting is designed to run authorized codes only.
Honeywell said it will market Intel Security’s Enterprise Security Manager and Next Generation Firewall offerings to its clients and support the platforms with its Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager tool.
“Technologies in the IIoT space have a tremendous amount of potential, and we can’t let security concerns undermine that; instead, security has to enable the growth of IIoT, and that’s what our engagement with Honeywell will do,” said Raj Samani, vice president and chief technology officer at Intel Security.