- Technology company Rhebo and IT service provider caplog-x sign partnership agreement
- Digitization of the energy industry to be based on transparent and secure foundations
- Focus on industrial anomaly detection Rhebo Industrial Protector for extended Network Continuity
Leipzig, Germany, November 20, 2018 - German companies Rhebo and caplog-x have signed a partnership agreement for close cooperation in industrial security. With the industrial anomaly detection of Rhebo, the IT service provider caplog-x, who is specialized in the energy sector, expands its portfolio for long-term, efficient network security in critical infrastructure. This underlines caplog-x's commitment to support a secure, effective and sustainable digitization of the energy industry.
Christian Lies, Managing Director caplog-x:
»Critical Infrastructure have been facing challenges to secure their networks not only since the current warnings of the BSI. Increasing digitalization brings with it many challenges that not only affect security but also increasingly affect the performance of telecontrol and transmission technology. In addition to the enormously increasing demands on IT security, qualitative analysis is also necessary during operation. With Rhebo, we have gained a strong technology partner with whom we can meet customer requirements for security, integrity and availability more comprehensively in accordance with our ISMS guidelines. Through this partnership we can offer our customers an innovative product and at the same time support them with our services in its operation and evaluation. As an operator of Critical Infrastructure systems for our customers in the energy industry, a new form of transparency, detailed analysis and early detection of any anomalies in the system technology is possible«.
Strong network and technical know-how
Rhebo Industrial Protector continuously and non-intrusively 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 erroneous 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.
Klaus Mochalski, CEO Rhebo:
»In all our audits and long-term monitoring projects, we have so far not encountered a single network in which there have not been a number of undiscovered error states and attack vectors. I think this knowledge gap must be closed urgently, in order to secure the basic supply of Germany against the already very present dangers. We are therefore all the more pleased that caplog-x, a leading expert service provider in the energy industry, has recognized the potential of Rhebo Industrial Protector to support its customers in securing efficient supply processes«.
Rhebo is a German company that specializes in the reliability and resilience of industrial companies and critical infrastructure. With its solutions and services, Rhebo monitors and analyzes all data communication within industrial control systems, reports anomalies in real-time, thus increasing the cybersecurity and productivity of industrial control systems. Rhebo is one of the top 30 industrial security providers in Gartner's »Market Guide for Operational Technology Security 2017«. The company is also a member of Teletrust - Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. and Bitkom e.V.
About caplog-x GmbH
caplog-x GmbH was founded in November 2008. It combines comprehensive IT know-how with in-depth industry knowledge that has been tried and tested over many years. The company's customers include network and storage operators, energy traders and commercial customers such as ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH and VNG Handel und Vertrieb GmbH. The company offers special IT services in the areas of data centres and private cloud services, application management, control systems/SCADA, gas quality measurement and measurement & data management. caplog-x is certified according to ISO/IEC 27001 and cooperates with well-known manufacturers in the implementation of IT systems and IT security solutions, e.g. for security-relevant systems which are subject to the " Regulation for the Determination of Critical Infrastructure according to the BSI Act" (BSI-KritisV) and therefore fall under the IT Security Act. caplog-x offers "IT for the energy industry".
Frau Kristin Preßler (COO)