Product News: Honeywell’s Forge update to protect remote operations

June 29, 2020
Serves industrial organizations embracing remote operations due to safety restrictions.

Honeywell announced the latest release of its Forge Cybersecurity Suite that promises enhancements to help ensure business continuity in the face of mounting cyberthreats, uncertain global business conditions and continued supply chain disruption associated with remote operations.

The new Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Suite release incorporates new features such as enhanced industrial-grade remote access, increased asset discovery capabilities with active and passive functionality, and improved cybersecurity risk monitoring, according to its maker.

The enhancements come as more industrial organizations are embracing remote operations to effectively manage facilities with reduced numbers of onsite personnel due to current safety restrictions.

“As more operators of critical infrastructure and facilities move to support remote work, they’re increasingly vulnerable to cybersecurity issues,” said Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Connected Enterprise Cybersecurity. “The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Suite helps customers increase productivity by providing the next level of protection required for more secure remote operations and better securing operational technology environments with asset discovery, inventory and continuous monitoring, as well as risk and compliance management.”

Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Suite provides users with a single dashboard to centralize security operations and asset-security management. It simplifies, strengthens and scales security operations for asset-intensive businesses facing evolving cybersecurity threats, per Honeywell, which notes that the offering can improve performance at a single site or across an enterprise by increasing cyber-risk visibility while also decreasing cybersecurity-management inefficiencies.

Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Suite addresses common pain points in OT domains, including:

  • Safely moving and using operations data
  • Strengthening endpoint and network security
  • Improving cybersecurity compliance