- Partnership will see OT, IoT specialist’s solutions resold via BT.
BT agreed a deal with US-based Nozomi Networks to resell solutions under its Operational Technology (OT) Threat Management portfolio.
The partnership with the OT and Internet of Things (IoT) specialist will see BT become a member of Nozomi’s MSSP Elite Partner Programme, which includes the likes of Accenture and Telefónica Tech.
In early-August, Telefónica participated in a $100m (€85m) Series-D funding round via Telefónica Tech Ventures, the security‑ and IoT‑oriented technology investment vehicle set up in late‑2020 (Telefónicawatch, #156). Nozomi said at the time it would use the Series‑D funding to “accelerate” growth, channelling the funds to its marketing and sales operations.
Nozomi’s solutions are said to provide monitoring of industrial equipment and processes, “providing full visibility of their assets, and the ability to rapidly detect and remediate cyber threats”. These capabilities will be integrated into BT’s existing Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.
“Nozomi technology easily integrates with existing deployments to give customers more visibility across their network, better threat detection, and actionable insight on how to converge their OT, IT and IoT environments”
— David Stark, Security Portfolio Director, BT
Though the partnership announcement focused on Nozomi’s security capabilities, its use cases stretch beyond that into areas such as troubleshooting, asset management and predictive maintenance.
Headquartered in San Francisco and Switzerland, Nozomi is said to support more than 57 million devices worldwide, deployable onsite and in the cloud, and span IT, OT and IoT “to automate the hard work of inventorying, visualising and monitoring industrial control networks through the innovative use of artificial intelligence.”