Sheet metal processing automation company Bystronic has partnered with NanoLock Security, a device-level cyber security provider, to co-develop security solutions for sheet and tube metal cutting, bending and automation systems.
In the past, Bystronic has developed its own Smart Factory Software Suite together with the recently acquired company Kurago. The Smart Factory Software Suite digitises all business processes and interconnects machines with all other customer processes.
To mitigate exposure of customer systems to potential cyber risks at these interconnections, Bystronic and NanoLock are developing secure solutions to ensure that Bystronic smart machines are trustable data sources and also cyber secure devices.
NanoLock is a well-established, experienced provider for device level cyber security solutions. The two companies will present their joint solution later this year at EuroBlech 2022.
“Our vision regarding the factory of the future is to give our customers the capability to manage their entire material and data flow,” says Alberto Martínez, chief digital officer at Bystronic.
In the future, he says customers will connect their systems as devices to the cloud, and for that reason, cyber security is critical.
“With the new partnership, we ensure peace of mind for our customers by covering all aspects for our customers’ smart factories."
Eran Fine, co-founder and CEO of NanoLock, adds that smart factories need to integrate robust, machine-level protection against cyber risks to guarantee the operational integrity of their systems.
“Our machine-level solution brings trustworthy protection to industrial systems without having any impact on performance. We are proud to work with Bystronic and jointly develop secure solutions for their smart systems – thereby setting a benchmark for the entire industry."