Rhebo and EnBW Protect Energy Suppliers Against Cyberattacks

Rhebo And EnBW Protect Energy Suppliers Against Cyberattacks
  • Rhebo and EnBW Full Kritis Service announce partnership
  • Collaboration strengthens cybersecurity and compliance of energy and water companies
  • Rhebo extends the EnBW FKS portfolio with dedicated IACS network monitoring and anomaly detection

Leipzig / Karlsruhe, October 6, 2020 - The leading German technology company for OT and IoT cybersecurity Rhebo starts strong partnership with EnBW Full Kritis Service. The cybersecurity service provider of the EnBW AG supports producers and suppliers in the gas, electricity and water sectors as well as industrial customers in securing their IT and Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS) against cyberattacks. With Rhebo, EnBW Full Kritis Service expands its portfolio with a solution for IACS monitoring with anomaly detection. This enables energy and water companies to fully protect themselves against cyberattacks, even if hackers use novel attack patterns or have already passed the first level of network security, such as firewalls. In addition, Rhebo's solutions enable the identification of technical error states before they lead to malfunctions or even failures.

»Rhebo is an ideal addition to our full-service offer«, confirms Frank Brech, head of EnBW Full Kritis Service. »The attack scenarios on critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly specific. Standard security solutions such as firewalls or other signature-based technologies are reaching their limits. This makes anomaly detection inside the infrastructure all the more important. For years, Rhebo has been very well established with its solution at German energy suppliers. And as a German and vendor-independent company, it offers the trustworthiness and flexibility that our customers expect when securing their system-relevant infrastructure.«

As of today, Rhebo supports energy suppliers in Germany with a current area coverage of 32 percent. Among others, Mitnetz Strom, Stromnetz Hamburg, Netz Leipzig, e-netz Südhessen and BayWa r.e. trust in the security audits and network monitoring of the independent cybersecurity company.

»We are particularly pleased to welcome EnBW FKS as one of our partners«, comments Rhebo COO Kristin Preßler on the newly formed partnership. »Just like us, EnBW FKS pursues a holistic cybersecurity approach, which ranges from the initial risk analysis to the continuous operation of intelligent security solutions. In addition, the experts at EnBW FKS bring decades of expertise to the complex requirements and interdependencies in critical infrastructures. This gives us and the utilities security and trust.«

For more information on the industrial and IoT cybersecurity solutions by Rhebo visit https://rhebo.com/en/industries/critical-infrastructure/

About Rhebo

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.

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.

About EnBW Full Kritis Service

EnBW Full Kritis Service is the cybersecurity service provider of EnBW AG and offers tailor-made, integrated cybersecurity products and services for energy suppliers, water companies and industrial customers, among others. As an efficient and reliable full-service partner with decades of practical experience, especially in the energy and water sectors, the company supports critical infrastructures in the successful realisation of IT compliance goals. The focus is on the holistic interaction of people, technology and organisation.

Contact Rhebo

Kristin Preßler
COO Rhebo GmbH
Tel. +49-341-393-790-180

Contact EnBW FKS

Frank Brech
CEO Full Kritis Service
Tel. +49 175 4384030