Secureworks Announces Partnerships with Netskope, SCADAfence

Secureworks, a leader in cybersecurity, announced the expansion of its alliances program into several new solution areas. With threats expanding into critical production environments and the service edge, detection capabilities must expand, too. Through two new partners, Netskope and SCADAfence, Secureworks widens the range of potential security vulnerabilities addressed by the trademarked Secureworks  Taegis XDR to include secure access service edge (SASE), operational technology (OT), and industrial control systems (ICS).

By announcing new and fast-developing partnerships with two technology partners across new alliance domains, Secureworks continues to focus on Secureworks Taegis as a unifying XDR platform. Taegis can be integrated easily with customers through growing open technology and broad integration capabilities that provide detection and fast response without vendor lock-in.

“We’re bringing together the best of breed detection and response capabilities across domains where we see the threat landscape most exposed to adversary attacks,” said Chris Bell, VP of Strategy, Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances at Secureworks. “As part of our mission to help secure human progress, we will continue to forge new alliances that can deliver technology innovation while incorporating new threat intelligence into the methods and intentions of the adversary.”

As a leader in the SASE framework for converged networking and security, Netskope has pioneered an approach for protecting data and people across devices and applications, inside and outside the traditional company network. Integration between Netskope and Secureworks enables customers to perform all investigations and apply detectors using Secureworks Taegis for a more holistic view of threats and business risks – widening the aperture of cyber environments all the way to the edge.

“Hybrid work is the new normal, and our customers look for complete SASE solutions to enable performance, deliver data, protect against threats, and maximize return-on-investment,” said Andy Horwitz, VP of Business Development at Netskope.

The partnership with SCADAfence will see Secureworks expand its Taegis platform into OT and ICS through SCADAfence integration.

In partnership with SCADAfence, Secureworks expands Taegis XDR into the industrial environment, bringing intelligence from OT into a unified view with all other security telemetry across the IT landscape. SCADAfence extends industry insights, awareness and asset discovery to an open XDR platform giving security analysts greater context around the threats they are investigating.

“The opportunity for a truly open XDR platform to integrate with the leading OT platform in SCADAfence provides the potential for organizations to streamline a security analyst workload by providing context and enrichment from events occurring across the entire IT and OT landscape, while enabling longer-term data retention with the combined data set,” said Paul Smith, field CTO of SCADAfence. “This partnership with Secureworks will allow our joint customers to use a truly integrated OT plus XDR offering.”