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The Nozomi Networks App for QRadar Helps Security Teams Extend OT Security and Visibility Across IT, OT and IoT Assets in Their Networks

The Challenge

The convergence of IT and OT has created a unique challenge for security teams – protecting networks comprised of connected IT, OT, IoT and cyber-physical systems, while maintaining a robust enterprise-wide security posture.

Given that operational networks typically contain a large and diverse number of assets, this is no small task. That, plus increases in targeted malware campaigns have made it imperative for security teams to have complete visibility across their entire OT/IoT networks.

The Nozomi Networks / IBM QRadar Solution

The answer lies in creating a consolidated view into IT and OT environments.

Nozomi Networks and IBM Security have done just that – by integrating the Nozomi Network Guardian OT and IoT visibility and monitoring solution, with IBM QRadar’s security information and event management (SIEM) capabilities.

The joint Nozomi Networks / QRadar solution delivers integrated IT/OT visibility and identifies potentially malicious activity, all on a single platform.

Security and IT teams that could previously only spot vulnerabilities and threats within their IT infrastructure can now extend their visibility to include the entire OT and IoT environment.

The Nozomi Networks /IBM QRadar Solution

The answer lies in creating a consolidated view into IT and OT environments.

Nozomi Networks and IBM Security have done just that – by integrating the Nozomi Network Guardian OT and IoT visibility and monitoring solution, with IBM QRadar’s security information and event management (SIEM) capabilities.

The joint Nozomi Networks / QRadar solution delivers real-time visibility into the state of the OT/IoT environment, and identifies potentially malicious activity happening within it, all on a single platform.

Security and IT teams that could previously only spot vulnerabilities and threats within their IT infrastructure can now extend their visibility to include the entire OT and IoT environment.

Solution Benefits

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Consolidated, Real-time Visibility Across OT and IoT Assets

  • Complete OT and IoT asset inventories populated within IBM QRadar

  • Deep OT and IoT network visibility and continuous threat intelligence from within the IBM QRadar platform

  • Improved situational awareness

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Coordinated IT/OT/IoT Threat Management

  • Quicker identification and prioritization of OT and IoT vulnerabilities and threats
  • Automatic mapping of alerts from Nozomi Networks to IBM QRadar custom offenses
  • Reduced troubleshooting and forensic time & effort
  • Faster incident response and threat remediation thanks to alert aggregation
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    How Nozomi Networks and IBM QRadar Work Together

    Centralized Visibility and Correlation Supports Rapid Incident Remediation

    The Nozomi Networks QRadar App, available in the IBM X- Force App Exchange, is a free extension for the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform.

    It delivers out-of-the-box rules and algorithms that plug directly into the QRadar advanced analytics engine. This fully integrated solution provides real-time visibility and threat detection for OT and IoT networks, as well as alert aggregation and prioritization.

    The Nozomi Networks solution extends visibility across OT and IoT assets and provides context around changes and anomalies that occur on the network. Upon deployment, it creates an inventory of OT and IoT assets, and continuously monitors the network for vulnerabilities and threats. This information is then “normalized” and passed to the IBM QRadar SIEM platform, for coordinated IT/OT/IoT threat management.

    IBM QRadar and the IBM Security Platform leverages data from Nozomi Networks’ AI-based hybrid threat detection and visibility capabilities. 

    Combining Nozomi Networks visibility and monitoring information with data collected in IBM QRadar allows security and IT teams to quickly view and prioritize alerts and risks across their entire environment. When high-risk anomalous activity is discovered, analysts can quickly drill down on detailed views to understand and investigate the factors contributing to the risk score. 

    Together, IBM and Nozomi Networks are addressing the growing need for effective, integrated IT/OT visibility and cybersecurity.

     

    Dashboard View of the Nozomi Networks Solution for QRadar

    The dashboard displays actionable insights including:

    Anomalous behavior and activityConfiguration downloads
    DDoS attacks on OT/IoT assets and networksNew assets on the network
    Potential malware exploits and profilesNon-responsive assets
    Online edits to PLC projectsCorrupted OT packets
    Summaries of traffic activityFirmware downloads
    Misconfigurations on critical assets and equipmentLogic changes
    Communication changes

     

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    The centralized dashboard view reduces troubleshooting and investigation time, and enables faster response to Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) and potential asset issues.

    Nozomi Networks / IBM QRadar Solution Sample Deployment Architecture

    Automatically discover OT/IoT and IT assets, create baseline traffic mapping, and identify malicious activity and vulnerabilities.

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    See the Nozomi Networks IBM QRadar Solution in Action

    IBM CyberRange

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

    IBM Industries Demonstration Center

    Dallas, Texas, United States

    IBM Security Operations Center (SOC)

    Heredia, Costa Rica

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