PITTSBURGH — Eaton and Tenable Inc. announced a new cybersecurity partnership to help customers secure critical power systems and industrial control environments. The collaboration leverages Eaton’s deep domain knowledge of electrical systems and industrial environments with Tenable’s market-leading solutions to provide expansive information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) cybersecurity management.  

Analysts predict the global number of IIoT connections will reach 37 billion by 2025. As electrical systems and industrial control equipment become more connected, a robust cybersecurity program requires coordination between OT and IT departments. Eaton and Tenable are addressing this challenge by providing customers with a turnkey solution to determine potential vulnerabilities, prioritize remediation and continuously monitor the ongoing security of critical assets through existing IT and OT networks. 

“Recent cyberattacks highlight the increasing importance of integrating cybersecurity into organizational maintenance strategies,” said Reid Vance, director of power system automation and cybersecurity services at Eaton. “By partnering with Tenable, we’re able to pair Eaton’s 100-plus years of experience in power systems with Tenable’s deep expertise in securing converged IT/OT environments to give customers a single pane of glass to view their critical power environments and industrial control systems.” 

Under the joint solution offering, Eaton will provide comprehensive turnkey cybersecurity services that include design, deployment and maintenance of critical power and OT/industrial control systems (ICS) based upon the company’s Secure Development Lifecycle process (SDLC).

“Tenable’s innovative solutions enable customers to understand and address cyber exposure across their converged IT/OT environments in a holistic and prioritized fashion,” said Terry Dolce, senior vice president, Global Business Development and Channels, Tenable. “We look forward to working with Eaton to help our mutual customers protect their converged environments from cyber threats.”

Eaton recently hosted two Cybersecurity Perspectives panel discussions focused on critical infrastructure security and lifecycle maintenance for operational technology. The forums are available to stream on-demand and feature insights from Eaton and Tenable experts as well as leaders from Cleveland Clinic, Johnson Controls and UL.        

Tenable.ot was recently named a Leader in Forrester’s report, “The Forrester Wave™: Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Solutions, Q4, 2021.” The solution was also added to the U.S. government’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Approved Product List (APL), allowing federal agencies and departments to purchase Tenable.ot through the CDM Program using the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule.