- Technology company Rhebo and systems integrator 3M Services sign a partnership agreement
- 3M Services relies on anomaly detection of Rhebo Industrial Protector for security and stability in critical infrastructure
Leipzig, Hanover, Germany, September 04, 2018 - Technology companies Rhebo and 3M Services GmbH, the wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Deutschland GmbH, have agreed on close cooperation in the area of network security and continuity of critical infrastructure. With the anomaly detection Rhebo Industrial Protector the full service system integrator 3M Services extends its portfolio by the innovative solution to provide control system security of European critical infrastructure.
Rhebo Industrial Protector - Seamless transparency of control systems in real-time
Rhebo Industrial Protector continuously monitors the control communication including the switchgear, telecontrol and network control technology. All data packets are decoded at the content level, and any suspicious activity is reported in real-time. Even deviating operation processes, which can lead to system failures, like network problems and plant malfunctions are reliably detected, evaluated in their risk and reported. The administration retains complete control over the system functionality. All data about suspicious operations (including metadata and package contents) are stored. This allows a detailed analysis of each suspicious activity. Filter rules (filter policies) and universal interfaces also make it possible to integrate Rhebo Industrial Protector as a data source for existing backend systems such as control room and firewalls to implement a big data strategy and a comprehensive monitoring concept.
Strong network and technical expertise
Naif Kiy, CEO 3M Services
»3M Services offers critical infrastructure operators a warning system - intelligent network monitoring tailored to industrial and energy environments - because system failures, blackouts and maximum credible accidents are not an option. With Rhebo Industrial Protector, Rhebo offers an excellent platform for anomaly detection in control systems and concentrates on their further development and technical 3rd level support. 3M Services completes the offer with the marketing, installation, integration and commissioning of the products and rounds off the service and support, depending on requirements, with services up to 24/7 operational support.«
Klaus Mochalski, CEO Rhebo
»We are pleased that 3M Services as a specialist for future-proof transmission and telecommunication networks supports the use of anomaly detection for operators of control systems and critical infrastructure. According to Gartner, companies have an average of 87 hours of unplanned downtime per year. Together with several weeks to months of recovery time after cyber incidents, there is a great potential for optimization in companies, which will have a considerable impact on their annual returns. Complete transparency of all network participants and communication processes, early reporting of potentially dangerous anomalies and rapid analysis of incidents are therefore becoming increasingly important in infrastructure that is becoming more and more complex.«
Rhebo is a German technology company that is specialized in ensuring the operational reliability of industrial control systems by monitoring control communications. Rhebo provides hardware, software and services to secure networked industrial control systems and Critical Infrastructures as well as to increase productivity. Rhebo is listed as one of the 30 top providers for industrial security in Gartner’s »Market Guide for Operational Technology Security 2017«. The company is member of Teletrust – IT Security Association Germany as well as Bitkom e.V.
About 3M Services GmbH
3M Services GmbH is part of the 3M Group, which is represented in more than 70 countries. It has more than 25 years of experience in the planning, provision and installation of complete telecommunications networks for public and private network operators.
In addition to the installation, provision, setup and maintenance of future-proof transport, access and IMS/soft-switch networks, 3M Services offers a wide range of services and tailor-made managed services through to operational management.
With security solutions such as Anti FRAUD, Anti DDoS, Topology Hiding, encryption on all network layers and now Anomaly Detection, especially for operators of critical infrastructure, 3M Services offers comprehensive security solutions with which the network infrastructure is protected.
Kristin Preßler (COO)