Top 10 Critical Infrastructure Protection Tech Companies - 2018

As critical infrastructure acts as the lifeline for the functioning of a society, they are increasingly exposed to a bevy of highly sophisticated cyberattacks. With malicious actors infiltrating the critical systems, lying in wait for the right time to cause catastrophic damage, security and administrative teams are running against time to thwart the impending catastrophic damage. Regulatory bodies have understood the urgent need to improve communication and collaboration between different stakeholders across the operations and network management to realize foolproof protection.


The stark reality of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure underscores the inadequacy of IT departments and equipment operators. The attacks also expose the shortcomings of the dedicated security teams. To realize modern critical infrastructure, administrators and security teams need to have technology solutions that allow them to better coordinate with diverse people and systems across the public and private sectors to identify the real threats lurking in the critical systems. There is a need for high-quality analytics capabilities that would allow teams to search through networks and datasets proactively. Security tools that blend threat intelligence and automation with the security expertise of cyber experts can save the day for the critical infrastructure.


Like any cybersecurity plan, critical infrastructure providers are required to take a risk-based approach to recognize where they are most vulnerable? And how do they attend to the risks? The network connects data, applications, programs, web networks, software, and hardware within a critical infrastructure provider’s environment so it can deliver goods and services to end customers. It is impossible to productively digitize critical infrastructure securely if one does not trust their networks. Any network comprising devices like routers, access points, switches, or access points, as well as cloud infrastructure, can be vulnerable. Addressing the risk requires embedding security technology, policies, and processes so that the authenticity and integrity of each device can be verified.


Today, some businesses provide a multitude of integrated solutions that form a security blanket around critical infrastructure sites to address both safety and security concerns. Most organizations have come up with security platforms that authenticate identity and apply security policy before a session establishment, denying attackers and even insiders the data required to exploit vulnerabilities, and spread in the cloud or network systems.


Other enterprises are using machine learning to deliver protections to smartphones for Android and iOS applications alike. The solutions provide real-time and on-device protection against unknown and known threats, thus enabling detection and remediation of attacks on all three levels; network, device, and application.


With myriad critical infrastructure protection solution providers in the marketplace, CIOs often find it complicated to choose the right vendor for their outsourcing needs. To assist companies in choosing the critical infrastructure protection vendors that best suit their requirements, a panel of prominent CEOs, VCs, CIOs, analysts alongside the CIOReview editorial board has evaluated and assessed scores of critical infrastructure protection solution providers that are at the forefront and shortlisted the ones that are distinctly prominent in the field.


We present you the “10 Most Promising Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution Providers - 2018.”
 

Top Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution Companies

Digital Global Systems (DGS) was formed in 2013 and specializes in the delivery of advanced, Real-Time RF Spectrum analysis and monitoring for the Defense, Transportation, Utilities, Public Safety & Telecoms markets. The enterprise has been awarded 30 patents for the advancement of spectrum monitoring and RF data management, enabling the capture and analysis of wideband spectrum data at the point of intercept for applications that deliver real-time situational awareness. DGS offers both off-the-shelf solutions which address needs found across multiple verticals, as well as custom solutions which solve specific challenges

Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware, and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators, and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remained at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems

Liteye Systems is a global leader and technology solutions provider. The enterprise provides solutions to the integrator of military and commercial Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), Drone Sense and Warn Systems, rugged, high-resolution, head-mounted displays (HMD), micro imaging viewfinders, thermal surveillance systems, convert surveillance systems, electronic warfare packages, radar systems, and fire control software solutions. All of Liteye’s cutting-edge solutions feature revolutionary designs in optics, electronics, ergonomics, and form factors that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications

Owl Cyber Defense leads the world in data diode and crosses domain network cybersecurity. With a constant focus on customers in the military, government, critical infrastructure, and commercial communities, Owl develops one-way data transfer products to meet a variety of operational needs, from entry-level to enterprise. Owl’s mission is to create market-leading cybersecurity products that help organizations large and small around the world to secure their sensitive networks and assets from cyber threats and data loss. From advising and assisting organizations in securing their systems and digital devices to developing cutting-edge data diode technology, Owl is building the future of the network security industry

Prometheus Security Group (PSG) develops innovative, mission-critical Video Management Systems (VMS) - VICADS and technical solutions for securing some of the world’s most Critical Assets. The company offers a wide range of product platforms including, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Access Control (AC) as well as a host of 3rd party products ranging from basic sensors to highly integrated and complex products such as Ground-Based Radar (GBR) systems. Additionally, the enterprise also specializes in protected distribution system security, custom equipment enclosures, intrusion detection, and access control, Information Assurance (IA), cybersecurity, DoD, critical infrastructure and key asset protection, borders, air and seaport security, and nuclear security

Telesoft Technologies is a proven and trusted global provider of government infrastructure, cybersecurity, and telecoms mobile products and services. The enterprise works with integrators and service providers to develop, manufacture and support systems that generate revenue, keep critical infrastructure operational and important data safe on legacy high-density TDM, optical SONET/SDH and latest technology multi 100Gbps networks. In addition, Telesoft provides cutting edge technology for law enforcement and national security, telecommunication service providers for legacy networks, Value Added Service (VAS) infrastructure and MEA and for integrators of service platforms, and cybersecurity platforms for incident response and infrastructure protection

Zimperium is the industry leader in mobile threat defense with the large deployment of mobile device sensors. The business offers real-time, on-device protection against both known and unknown threats, enabling detection and remediation of attacks on all three levels - the device, the network, and the application. Zimperium’s patented machine-learning detection engine uses artificial intelligence to power zIPS, a mobile on-device Intrusion Prevention System app, and zIAP, an embedded, In-App Protection SDK that delivers self-protecting iOS and Android apps as well as comprehensive app risk analysis with z3A

BlackRidge

BlackRidge

BlackRidge provides next-generation cyber defense that was developed to cloak and protect servers on the battlefield. The organization’s solution authenticates identity and applies security policy - at the earliest possible time - before a network session is established to: isolate and protect servers from cyber-attacks, segment networks, and resources from unauthorized users and for compliance, stop cyber-attacks by blocking scanning and reconnaissance. BlackRidge authenticates identity and applies security policy before session establishment, denying attackers and even insiders the information required to exploit vulnerabilities, and laterally spread in the network or cloud systems

ISS

ISS

Intelligent Security Systems (ISS) is a leading developer of security surveillance & control systems for networked digital video & audio recording, video image pattern processing, and digital data transmission. ISS systems can be integrated with access control systems, fire, and life safety, and can be made compatible with virtually any third-party security equipment. Having considerable scientific and engineering potential, and significant experience in deployments of integrated security systems, the company continuously develops functional capabilities of production, acquiring an advantage in the global market of video surveillance and security

Tenable

Tenable

Tenable is a cyber exposure company. Over 27,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver Tenable.io, a platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 25 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Tenable specializes in vulnerability management, continuous network monitoring, configuration auditing, network monitoring, compliance, vulnerability scanning, vulnerability auditing, log management, log analysis, cyber Exposure, web application security, container security, cloud security, industrial security, operational technology, and IoT security