Nozomi Delivers OT, IoT Endpoint Security Sensors

Nozomi Networks Inc., has introduced a line of operational technology (OT) and IoT endpoint security sensors designed to speed time to full operational resiliency. Built to deploy across large numbers of sites and devices anywhere an organization needs visibility, Nozomi Arc adds data and insights about key assets and network endpoints that are used to analyze and deter threats, as well as correlate user activity, without putting a strain on resources or disrupting mission-critical networks, said the company.

Nozomi calls Arc “a game-changer when it comes to complete asset visibility, deployment speed and reach” across complex and remote OT and IT networks. Nozomi Arc is designed specifically to analyze endpoint vulnerabilities, identify compromised hosts, be deployed remotely and accelerate monitoring deployments in mission-critical systems.

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

In terms of security, Nozomi Arc can detect malicious hardware and provide continuous visibility into (active and inactive) network assets and key endpoint attributes as well as information about who is using them. In addition to shining a light on more assets and devices and potential vulnerabilities, Arc identifies process anomalies as well as any suspicious user activity. This reduces the potential for insider threats or compromised hosts, said the company.

And because Arc can be deployed remotely via software download, Nozomi Arc does not require extensive network changes to be deployed anywhere – even the most remote location. According to the company, the platform eliminates the time, resource, geographic and internal policy constraints that come with network-based deployments.

“It gets new sites online quickly and makes it possible to monitor and analyze once unmanaged or unreachable connections and networks,” said Nozomi executives.

“Nozomi Arc accelerates time to resiliency by transforming every computer on the network into an OT security sensor,” added Nozomi Networks co-founder and chief product officer Andrea Carcano. “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 respond.”

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