McAfee (owned by Intel) will extend its partnership with Siemens to provide further security offerings to industrial customers, with a view to providing more robust security measures for The Internet of Things. The two companies first teamed up in 2011.
Many companies lack the right security measures, says McAfee, without the necessary resources to protect itself and its data form global threats.
The cooperation with McAfee will compl ement Siemens’ service offerings by leveraging security solutions such as next generation firewall, security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint security, and global threat intelligence as part of its Managed Security Service as well as offering professional services. These offerings provide greater visibility and control at the factory level while reducing the risk of IP theft.
“This will further strengthen our leading position in automation and drive technologies by providing additional security solutions and services to our industrial customer base,” said Siegfried Russwurm, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens’ Industry Sector speaking at the Hannover Messe.
“Industrial security is one of the building blocks for strong demand of connected manufacturing environments, and for the continued resurgence of the manufacturing sector globally. This partnership will be an important foundation for the future of manufacturing and Industrie 4.0.”