- Rhebo kicks off 2020 with a strong increase in installations
- Rhebo secures industrial automated networks and IoT devices
- Vendor independence and the combination of cybersecurity and plant availability strengthen market position in Europe
Leipzig, Germany, March 10, 2020 – Rhebo, Europe's only independent provider of network monitoring for both industrial security and plant availability, is continuing its successful track record this year. While Rhebo has already reported sales growth of 300% for 2018, the German company increased its licensing business by 1100% in 2019. This year Rhebo reaches more than 30,000 installations.
»We observe an ever clearer awareness of the problems among operators of industrial control systems«, Rhebo CEO Klaus Mochalski explains the continuing success. »The energy sector in particular has recognized that it must break new ground in cybersecurity with its development towards the Smart Grid, the expansion of globally distributed critical facilities and the opening up towards private and commercial energy producers. In concrete terms, this means security and condition monitoring that monitors both the complex, distributed industrial control system as well as the distributed IoT devices and protects them from cyberattacks and malfunctions.«
Operators of industrial control systems in industrial companies and critical infrastructures not only appreciate the unique combination of cybersecurity and plant availability in Rhebo's solutions. For example, Rhebo analyses the communication within the ICS not only with regard to security-relevant incidents (so-called anomalies), but also to technical error states that can occur due to misconfiguration and defects in the devices. Manufacturer independence is also an important decision factor for operators. »There is a high degree of vendor heterogeneity in ICS. Many device vendors now offer their own security and monitoring solutions. This makes cybersecurity and condition monitoring extremely complex. On the other hand, the question arises as to whether a vendor-dependent solution can detect unknown security gaps, which may even be deliberately programmed as backdoors, in its own hardware and software. The security system should always function independently of the devices it monitors«, adds Klaus Mochalski.
This independence is also valued by experienced service providers such as Corning, Softprom, Softline and IABG, who have entered into long-term partnership agreements with Rhebo. Rhebo's customers include critical infrastructures and industrial companies with networked productions like Stromnetz Hamburg, Mitnetz, Leipzig Wasserwerke, e-netz Südhessen and Saarstahl AG. By integrating the software on common industrial components such as the routers of INSYS icom, companies can also easily implement the network monitoring and anomaly detection without installing new components to their existing infrastructure.
For more information on Rhebo solutions for industrial automated networks please visit www.rhebo.com.
Rhebo is the only vendor-independent provider of industrial monitoring solutions ensuring both cybersecurity and stability of ICS and IoT infrastructures. The German company’s solutions monitor all communication within the ICS and on distributed critical IoT devices. Any attacks, vulnerabilities as well as technical error states are reported in real-time. Thus, Rhebo vendor-neutrally supports industrial, energy and water companies to increase cybersecurity, productivity and availability of their systems and plants to safeguard their digital transformation. /em>
In this role, the company is partner of the Alliance for Cyber Security of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), is actively developing standards and technical guidance in the Teletrust - Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. and the Bitkom Security Management Working Group.
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