ARC has long been advocating for improved cybersecurity in the world of building automation, and the industry took a major step toward this goal with the signing of a frame agreement between building automation major Johnson Controls and OT cybersecurity provider Nozomi Networks.
Johnson Controls and Nozomi Networks, a leader in operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security, announced that Johnson Controls signed a framework agreement with Nozomi Networks, allowing Johnson Controls to utilize the Nozomi Networks toolset and also act as the service provider for the benefit of its customers. Johnson Controls also participated in last year's $100 million funding round for Nozomi Networks – further signaling its commitment to deliver high quality and specialized cybersecurity solutions for its OpenBlue secure communications stack.
Johnson Controls recently announced its purchase of Tempered Networks, which will be embedded into the OpenBlue platform, a flexible computing approach for converging building technologies and making those technologies more insightful, powerful, and optimized. Tempered Networks protects secure buildings data from edge to cloud with zero trust based Airwall technology. Nozomi Networks' capabilities can further extend the capabilities of a customers' IoT infrastructure by providing additional cybersecurity threat monitoring and visibility features and functionality.