Voith and Kudelski Group combine expertise in IIoT, OT and IT to deliver end-to-end cybersecurity for industrial markets

  • Supports modern plants with the digital transformation of OT and IT environments
  • Combines Voith’s in-depth knowledge of the OT and IIoT domain with Kudelski’s expertise in hardware- and software-based cybersecurity solutions
  • Delivers tangible cybersecurity products and services for power generation and other industrial sectors

YORK, Pa. / CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Voith, a global technology group that sets standards in energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & mobility markets, and the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, are partnering to deliver new solutions to secure connected technologies for industrial markets in North America.

The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments enables operational efficiencies, new business models and data intelligence to drive predictive maintenance and better decision-making. However, this convergence also presents mounting cybersecurity and business continuity challenges that must be strategically addressed using targeted services and technologies. The Kudelski/Voith partnership will provide end-to-end products and services, utilizing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to deliver secure connectivity across the entire business operation.

“This partnership will bring added protections to Voith’s customers,” said Michael Rhodes, Senior Vice President Sales North America, Voith Digital Ventures. “Both Voith and Kudelski have deep expertise in IIoT systems, and bringing the two companies together in a partnership strengthens that knowledge base. With Voith’s unique expertise in OT and Kudelski’s dominating cybersecurity experience, this team will deliver a world-class cybersecurity offerings to businesses as they embrace digitalization and automation.”

The partnership will leverage the Kudelski IoT Security Suite, a comprehensive set of services and solutions designed to make IoT security easy to embrace. The Kudelski Group has more than 30 years of experience designing software- and hardware-based security solutions, as well as deep cybersecurity expertise through its advisory consulting teams and managed services that are delivered through Cyber Fusion Centers in Switzerland and the United States.

“As companies around the world seek the benefits of connecting their OT systems to their enterprise IT infrastructure, the focus must move from air-gapped, physical security to a holistic, end-to-end, security-by-design approach,” said Jean-Michel Puiatti, Senior Vice President of IoT security at Kudelski. “Voith is driving digital innovation across many different industries, and we look forward to supporting customers in achieving their long-term objectives with device and data protection, access management, active security and managed services that will help them create sustainable growth and success.”

The goal of the Voith/Kudelski partnership is to develop tangible products and services that support customers with their digital transformation journey and reliably protect their industrial environments from new and emerging cybersecurity and physical security threats.

The initial offering will center around advisory services and managed security services, and plans are underway to further expand those offerings in the future.

For more information about Voith, please visit www.Voith.com/kudelski.

For more information about Kudelski Group IoT Solutions and Services, please visit www.kudelski-iot.com.

About the Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital security and a provider of end-to-end convergent media solutions to the digital entertainment industry, including services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue in digital television, internet, mobile and interactive applications. The Group also offers cybersecurity solutions and services focused on helping companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems. It also supplies integrated solutions to manage access control of people and vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of $4.7 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Digital Ventures bundles the Voith Group’s long standing automation and IT expertise with the deep know-how in the fields of water power, paper machines and drive engineering. As an incubator for Voith, this Group Division is pushing for the development of new digital products and services. For decisively shaping the digitalization of mechanical and plant engineering, Voith is driving the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) forward. The Group Division plays a central role in digital innovations and applications for new markets as well as the development and responsibility for existing and new digital venture activities.