Global smart factory manufacturer to partner with cybersecurity experts on IIoT defense

Posted on 13 Apr 2022 by The Manufacturer

Global sheet metal processing leader Bystronic and NanoLock Security have announced a partnership to co-develop Zero Trust industrial machinery.

Bystronic and NanoLock Security will jointly develop software solutions and protect systems against cyber attacks. This is a key building block for Bystronic’s smart factory vision and demonstrates the group’s dedication to pioneering new solutions for the sheet metal processing industry.

Over the past years, Bystronic has successfully developed its own Smart Factory Software Suite together with the recently acquired company Kurago. The Smart Factory Software Suite digitizes all business processes and interconnects machines with all other customer processes.

To mitigate exposure of customer systems to potential cyber risks at these interconnections, Bystronic and NanoLock are developing new secure solutions to ensure that Bystronic smart machines are trustable data sources and also cyber secure devices. NanoLock is a well-established, experienced provider for device level cyber security solutions. The two companies will present their joint solution later this year at EuroBlech 2022.

Alberto Martínez, Chief Digital Officer at Bystronic says: “Our vision regarding the factory of the future is to give our customers the capability to manage their entire material and data flow. In the future, customers will connect their systems as devices to the cloud and for that reason, cyber security is of utmost importance. With the new partnership, we ensure peace of mind for our customers by covering all aspects for our customers’ smart factories.”

Eran Fine, co-founder and CEO of NanoLock, adds: “Smart factories must integrate strong machine-level protection against cyber security risks to ensure the operational integrity of their systems. Our machine-level solution brings trustworthy protection to industrial systems without having any impact on performance. We are proud to work with Bystronic and jointly develop secure solutions for their smart systems – thereby setting a benchmark for the entire industry.”

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