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Rhebo and RAD Provide OT Monitoring, Anomaly Detection for Utilities and Industry 4.0

LEIPZIG, Germany / TEL AVIV, Israel, June 8, 2021 – Rhebo, a Landis+Gyr company and Europe’s leading provider of OT monitoring solutions, announced its collaboration with RAD, a global industry pioneer in industrial IoT (IIoT) and edge computing solutions.

The technology partnership integrates Rhebo’s Operational Technology (OT) monitoring and anomaly detection solution within RAD’s SecFlow IIoT gateways. The combined solution allows utility and critical infrastructure operators to gain complete operational visibility and ensure cybersecurity of their remote assets.

Rhebo adds powerful substation-level monitoring with anomaly detection to the SecFlow’s built-in stateful firewall. As a result, novel attack patterns, malware activity, and technical errors can be detected and corrected before disruptions occur. The Secflow’s edge computing capabilities enable the hosting of Rhebo’s security solution as a container, avoiding the need to deploy additional appliances in the field.

“RAD’s Industrial IoT and utility customers are looking to protect their OT networks against cybersecurity threats with an integrated and powerful anomaly detection and protection solution,” said Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “Rhebo is the perfect technological partner, with a market-leading OT cybersecurity solution and a broad range of customer references in the energy, power and water utilities, ICS, and Industry 4.0 markets. Together with Rhebo, we increase the value we bring to existing and potential customers.

The RAD SecFlow portfolio includes ruggedized industrial IoT gateways with edge computing that provide secure connectivity over wireless or fiber optic networks to remote terminal units, smart meter aggregation devices, and IoT base stations in distributed utility systems. In addition to a built-in integrated router, firewall and LTE modem, the SecFlow features advanced functionalities such as a PLC, LoRaWAN gateway, protocol converter, and video surveillance DVR.

Rhebo’s Industrial Protector adds continuous OT monitoring with anomaly detection to the SecFlow’s market leading features and extends intrusion detection capabilities to the ICS/OT environment. This enables comprehensive asset inventory management for OT networks as well as identification of zero-day vulnerabilities and communication processes that might lead to malfunctions.

“For understandable reasons, operators of complex yet critical infrastructure want to install as little additional hardware as possible in their networks,” said Rhebo CEO Klaus Mochalski. “The integration of Rhebo Industrial Protector within RAD’s SecFlow follows this requirement and optimally combines network with control functions as well as end-to-end OT cybersecurity in a single device.”

About Rhebo
Rhebo develops and markets innovative industrial monitoring solutions and services for energy suppliers, industrial companies and critical infrastructures. The company enables its customers to guarantee both cybersecurity and the availability of their OT and IoT infrastructures and thus master the complex challenges of securing industrial networks and smart infrastructures. Since 2021, Rhebo is part of the Landis+Gyr AG, a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the energy industry with around 5,000 employees in over 30 countries worldwide. Rhebo is a partner of the Alliance for Cyber Security of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as well as the Teletrust – IT Security Association Germany. The company was awarded the “IT Security Made in Germany” and “Cybersecurity Made In Europe” labels for its strict data protection and data security policies.

About RAD
RAD As a global telecom access solutions vendor, RAD is committed to enabling service providers and critical infrastructure operators to evolve any service over any network. By keeping at the forefront of pioneering technologies and engaging in co-innovation with our customers, we strive to help service providers move up the value chain at a pace that is right for them, while offering their end-customers and network operators added value – be it in network edge virtualization and vCPE, industrial IoT, or 5G xHaul. With 40 years of innovation and a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million network elements. RAD is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in telecommunications solutions.