Joint security expertise for production and office IT.
Comprehensive security services and products from a single source
National, October 12, 2016:
Within the framework of their strategic digital alliance since 2011, Siemens and Atos cooperate in the field of cyber security for industrial companies. Together, they provide customers in the manufacturing and processing industries with comprehensive security services and products for production and office IT. The offer ranges from security assessments and the installation of protective mechanisms, such as firewalls, through to the continuous monitoring of plants and offices. These services help industrial companies to keep up with continuously changing threats to their security and to safeguard the productivity of their enterprises. The increased networking of industrial infrastructures (“Industrial Internet of Things” or “Industrie 4.0” as it is known in Germany) and production and office IT make adequate protective measures essential.
Peter Weckesser, COO of the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Business Unit, explained, “Siemens offers a comprehensive range of solutions, products and services for industrial security. Our cooperation with Atos now enables us to support our customers from the automation to the office level, and to reduce security risks. This gives us an important foundation for the digitization of industry.”
Pierre Barnabé, COO Big Data & Security, from Atos, said, “The digital transformation requires holistic security concepts. Siemens and Atos invest and complement each other optimally because of their respective competence in production IT and office IT.”
The cooperation provides industrial companies with integrated solutions for production and office IT in four phases: assess security, implement security, manage security and certify security. In the “assess security” phase, both Siemens and Atos conduct assessments to determine the actual situation in a company. The results form the basis for protective measures, jointly proposed by Siemens and Atos as an integral implementation plan, including such elements as the installation of firewalls and virus protection programs, with which the security level can be raised even further. To manage security, Siemens and Atos will also support customers with a range of proactive services to successfully counteract ever-changing cyber threats. These include, for example, the continuous monitoring of plants and offices. Finally, both partners will support industrial companies with their certification in the certify security phase.
At the it-sa IT Security Expo and Congress 2016 being held October 18 through 20 in Nuremberg, Atos will present the joint offer for the first time at the common BITKOM booth 446 in Hall 12.
(Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.
Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro form a annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.