Kterio and eSentire Team Up to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Kterio and eSentire Team Up to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

By Greg Tavarez

Companies operating in the healthcare, industrial and commercial real estate sectors are confronted with a pressing need to bolster their cybersecurity measures.

In the healthcare sector (and with the growing reliance on digital technologies for healthcare management), protecting against cyber threats is essential to maintain patient confidentiality and operational integrity.

Simultaneously, the industrial sector (encompassing manufacturing, energy and logistics) is grappling with the increasing interconnectivity brought about by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Protecting sensitive data, intellectual property, and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks is pivotal.

In the commercial real estate sector (comprising office buildings, retail spaces, and warehouses), we're seeing the integration of smart building technologies for enhanced energy efficiency and security. There, cybersecurity is pivotal, too; i.e. to thwart unauthorized access that could compromise both safety and operational efficiency.

These industries no doubt seek comprehensive solutions that encompass a wide spectrum of potential vulnerabilities. They aspire to attain not only effective cybersecurity but also resilient outcomes, marked by continuous monitoring, threat detection and robust incident response capabilities.

Well, companies in these sectors have a new answer to those challenges. In a newly formed an ecosystem partnership, eSentire and Kterio will evaluate customer risks across traditional threat vectors and the building infrastructures supporting sustainability initiatives, building management and operations – specifically for the healthcare, industrial and commercial real estate sectors.

eSentire safeguards critical data and applications to shield clients from known and emerging cyber threats through a comprehensive suite of services that includes exposure management, managed detection and response, and incident response. Kterio transforms building management with its advanced OS and Smart Solution Center platform. This system consolidates building assets and IoT sensors, utilizing data-driven insights to cut energy and maintenance costs while boosting operational efficiency.

Combined, eSentire and Kterio are positioned to deliver a 24/7 full-scale solution to support the teams charged with managing the multiple, vast, physical sites of critical infrastructure firms.

“Organizations will also see operational efficiency and cyber resilience gains through this unification,” said Bob Layton, Chief Channel Officer, eSentire. “Our healthcare and industrial clients are solving for this now and bringing eSentire to the table to deliver the security operations expertise needed. This partnership with Kterio is integral in furthering the visibility and control we can deliver across IoT environments.”

Larry Yogel, chairman and CEO at Kterio, agrees with Layton and says Kterio shares a vision with eSentire, praising eSentire’s leadership.

“eSentire’s proven leadership position in cybersecurity and their investment in AI and LLMs make for a natural ecosystem partnership,” said Yogel.

At first, Kterio and eSentire’s ecosystem partnership will explore joint service offerings to mutual customers while creating new paths to enhance cyber resilience and improve attack surface visibility across operational controls.

Edited by Alex Passett
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