New Eaton, Tenable partnership delivers 24×7 solution to address OT/IT cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

Power management company Eaton and Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, announced a new cybersecurity partnership to help customers secure critical power system and industrial control environments. The collaboration leverages Eaton’s deep domain knowledge of electrical systems and industrial environments with Tenable’s market-leading solutions to provide expansive IT/OT cybersecurity management.  

Analysts predict the global number of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connections will reach 37 billion by 2025. As electrical systems and industrial control equipment become more connected, a robust cybersecurity program requires coordination between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) departments. Eaton and Tenable are addressing this challenge by providing customers with a turnkey solution to determine potential vulnerabilities, prioritize remediation and continuously monitor the ongoing security of critical assets through existing IT and OT networks.

“Recent cyber-attacks highlight the increasing importance of integrating cybersecurity into organizational maintenance strategies,” said Reid Vance, director of power system automation and cybersecurity services at Eaton. “By partnering with Tenable, we’re able to pair Eaton’s 100-year plus experience in power systems with Tenable’s deep expertise in securing converged IT/OT environments to give customers a single pane of glass to view their critical power environments and industrial control systems.”

Under the joint solution offering, Eaton will provide comprehensive turn-key cybersecurity services that include design, deployment and maintenance of critical power and OT/industrial control systems (ICS) based upon the company’s Secure Development Lifecycle process (SDLC).

“Tenable’s innovative solutions enable customers to understand and address cyber exposure across their converged IT/OT environments in a holistic and prioritized fashion,” said Terry Dolce, senior vice president, Global Business Development and Channels, Tenable. “We look forward to working with Eaton to help our mutual customers protect their converged environments from cyber threats.”

Tenable.otTM with Nessus® unifies IT and OT security in an integrated solution that eliminates traditional blind spots and potential security risk to ensure operational safety and reliability. Tenable.ot fully integrates with Tenable.scTM and® for full visibility, security and control across converged operations. Tenable.ot also works in conjunction with Tenable.adTM to identify Active Directory misconfigurations and threats which can result in ransomware attacks in OT environments.

Eaton recently hosted two Cybersecurity Perspectives panel discussions focused on critical infrastructure security and lifecycle maintenance for operational technology. The forums are available to stream on-demand and feature insights from Eaton and Tenable experts as well as leaders from Cleveland Clinic, Johnson Controls and UL. Learn more about Eaton’s approach to cybersecurity .

Tenable.ot was recently named a Leader in Forrester’s report, “The Forrester Wave™: Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Solutions, Q4, 2021.” The solution was also added to the U.S. government’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Approved Product List (APL), allowing federal agencies and departments to purchase Tenable.ot through the CDM Program using the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with deep regional application expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; power quality, backup power and energy storage; control and automation; life safety and security; structural solutions; and harsh and hazardous environment solutions. Through end-to-end services, channel and an integrated digital platform and insights, Eaton is powering what matters across industries and around the world, helping customers solve their most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton provides sustainable solutions that help its customers effectively manage electrical and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and the company sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Eaton has approximately 85,000 employees.