Rhebo integrates with leading automation and security solutions

  • Rhebo integrates industrial anomaly detection in gateways and platforms of the most important equipment and security vendors like Bosch Rexroth, IBM and INSYS icom
  • Rhebo simplifies OT security in existing systems through non-intrusive and flexible integration
  • At SPS Connect, Dr. Frank Stummer outlines the simple implementation of OT security through efficient proof-of-concepts

Leipzig, 19 November 2020 – The cybersecurity of industrial automation systems is becoming increasingly important in industrial and critical infrastructure companies. This is also confirmed by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in its current report »The State of IT Security in Germany 2020«. Still, the BSI warns that many companies continue to lack the tools and structures to monitor and protect their Operational Technology (OT) and integrate it optimally into the existing organization.

Rhebo therefore cooperates with the leading equipment vendors for automation technology and cybersecurity including Barracuda, Bosch Rexroth, Cisco, IBM, INSYS icom, Phoenix Contact, Siemens Ruggedcom and Wago. The advantage is a consistent, flawless and simple integration of OT cybersecurity into established IT cyber security and automation management. This includes functions such as OT asset inventory, network risk analysis and the identification of vulnerabilities, attacks and technical error states. The latter plays a particular role in industrial environments. According to the BSI, 75 percent of reported incidents are due to technical failure of the information technology infrastructure.

Users of components from Bosch Rexroth and IBM are now able to seamlessly integrate Rhebo's network monitoring with anomaly detection into their processes. By this, Rhebo has become an integral part of the comprehensive ecosystem behind ctrlX Automation (Bosch Rexroth) and QRadar SIEM (IBM).

»OT cybersecurity and OT availability are key to functioning industrial environments,« explains Dr. Frank Stummer, co-founder and Head of Business Development at Rhebo. »Therefore it makes perfect sense to implement network monitoring with anomaly detection in automation and cybersecurity platforms. The high level of connectivity of the Bosch Rexroth ctrlX Automation and IBM QRadar solutions not only allows simple and lean integration into the existing infrastructure. Due to the wide range of additional functions offered on the platforms, OT cybersecurity also no longer needs to be set up as a standalone system, but is efficiently combinable with other functions of the IoT ecosystem«.

For both ctrlX Automation and the QRadar SIEM, Rhebo provides anomaly data from the OT. Incidents are documented in detail so that those responsible can quickly and easily locate, assess and eliminate attacks, manipulation or technical error states.

In his presentation »Industrial Security in Networked Productions: From Concept to Implementation of Cybersecurity and Availability in OT« at SPS Connect, Dr. Frank Stummer will explain in detail how industrial companies can seamlessly integrate OT cyber security.

The presentation starts on November 26, 2020 at 11am CET.

For more information on the integration of Rhebo with industrial components, please visit: https://rhebo.com/en/our-products/oem-integrations/.

Additional information on Bosch Rexroth ctrlX Automation: https://www.boschrexroth.com/en/xc/company/press/index2-38976 

Additional information on IBM QRadar SIEM: https://www.ibm.com/products/qradar-siem  

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.

Contact Rhebo

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