Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) (TOKYO: 4307), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, and NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd. (NRI Secure), a leading global provider of Managed Security Services, announced today that an agreement has been signed to globally deploy ” SCADAfence Platform (SCADAfence),” a network monitoring solution for factories, to Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.’s production sites, and that Murata Manufacturing has begun using SCADAfence.
As the use of IoT technology and digital transformation (DX) progresses, production facilities in factories are now increasingly connected to the Internet. Unlike the office environment, factories must prioritize the operation of production facilities while improving the level of security measures against cyber-attacks that are becoming more and more advanced every day.
SCADAfence is designed for factory security. By collecting communication data from operational systems and production facilities in real-time, SCADAfence visualizes and analyzes the contents of communication protocols using its unique analysis technology. It detects suspicious movements of production facilities resulting from cyber-attacks, etc., as well as unexpected configuration changes and malfunctions, enabling the enhancement of network monitoring functions in factories.
NRI and NRI Secure have conducted Proof of Value (PoV) and consultations to evaluate the effectiveness of SCADAfence at Murata Manufacturing’s production sites, and have worked with Murata Manufacturing to start the use of SCADAfence. We will continue to support Murata Manufacturing to further improve the level of security measures at their production sites and ensure the safety and security of their production activities.