Eindhoven/Tampere, September 22, 2022 — TXOne Networks, a global leader in ICS and industrial IoT (IIoT) security, and Valmet, a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, board, paper, tissue, nonwovens, energy, marine and process industries, have announced a partnership. Together they will better equip joint industrial automation customers with the protection they need for today’s vulnerable OT (Operational Technology) environments. The combination of TXOne Networks’s solutions for security inspection, endpoint protection and network defenses with the leading Valmet DNA Distributed Control System (DCS), Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS), Machine Vision, Analyzers & Measurements, Valves and Industrial Internet, offers various advantages: It enhances the ability of industrial customers to better protect, respond, and recover from a cybersecurity incident with Valmet’s Cybersecurity Services.
As Dr. Terence Liu, CEO of TXOne Networks, explains: “We are pleased to welcome Valmet, such a competent and committed new partner, to our partner network. With this cooperation, we are strengthening our presence in Northern Europe, and to even further improve our customer service and solution portfolio in Europe we have built up a dedicated channel and marketing team for the region. We are sure that not only the joint customers in the very important region of Scandinavia, but also far beyond will profit from this cooperation.”
TXOne Networks, with its focus on adaptive ICS/IIoT cybersecurity solutions for the OT (Operational Technology) environment, is a pioneer in applying the “Zero Trust Cybersecurity” approach to the needs of OT networks to protect their customers’ critical IT infrastructures and industrial environments from cyber threats. TXOne Networks “OT Zero Trust” approach to securing operational environments consists of three phases: segmenting networks, scanning inbound and mobile assets with a portable rapid-scan device, and securing endpoints with defensive solutions tailored to the endpoint’s type (legacy or modernized).
Amir Nickel, Sales Director Nordics at TXOne Networks, welcomes the cooperation: “With each increase in the functionality of operational technology, the potential threat of cyber-attacks has also increased. So, we see great demand globally for industrial cybersecurity solutions from various industries, especially the critical infrastructure. As a global leader in process automation solutions, Valmet is a key partner for TXOne Networks, and we are pleased to further expand this very successful cooperation in the future. Our joint customers will benefit from an innovative and highly secure end-to-end cybersecurity solution in the OT area.”
“Valmet provides future-proof automation solutions with extensive lifecycle and cybersecurity services delivered by strong local service organizations. Valmet Cybersecurity Services leveraging leading technology from TXOne Networks adds significant value by reducing cybersecurity risks and ensuring business continuity. We have identified TXOne solutions from all different OT security solutions to match the needs of providing network and endpoint protection and services. Together with TXOne, Valmet offers their customers highly secure solutions“, said Ari Rajamäki, Cybersecurity Product Manager, Valmet.
Valmet is one of the leading global DCS vendors with a presence on five continents. Valmet DNA Automation System provides a single platform solution that fulfills all customer needs from process automation to information and asset performance management.
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About TXOne Networks
TXOne Networks offers cybersecurity solutions that ensure the reliability and safety of industrial control systems and operational technology environments through the OT zero trust methodology. At TXOne Networks, we work together with both leading manufacturers and critical infrastructure operators to develop practical, operations-friendly approaches to cyber defense. TXOne Networks offers both network-based and endpoint-based products to secure the OT network and mission-critical devices in a real-time defense-in-depth manner.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day. The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures. Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland. www.valmet.com