The security market lives together with Internet economy. With the market saturation, is there any potential in transitional IT industry? Maybe yes, but the investment and return ratio is a question mark. Everyone wants to pave the new road. So OT is another concept a new market to earn shares.
According to Gartner report, OT security market already has some well-known representative vendors. And most of them are ‘traditional’ IT security vendors. The OT security market is also categorised into small focusing areas exactly same as IT security market. This again verifies my opinion towards OT Security – nothing is new from technology perspective, but a new name.
Let’s take a close look of those OT security vendors.
- OT Endpoint Security – Carbon Black, Cyberbit, Kaspersky Lab, PAS, Symantec
- OT Network Segmentation – Belden, Check Point, Cisco, Foxit, Owl Cyber Defense, Palo Alto Networks, Veracity, Waterfall Security
- OT Network Monitoring and Visibility – Bayshore Networks, Centri, Claroty, CyberX, D&G, Darktrace, Dragos, ForeScout, Honeywell (Nextnine), Indegy, Lumeta, Nozomi Networks, Radiflow, SCADAfence, SecurityMatters, Sentryo, Tenable, Tripwire
- OT Security Services – Accenture, AT&T, Biznet Bilisim, Capgemini/Leidos, Deloitte, DXC, EY, GE, Honeywell, IO Active, Mandiant/FireEye, NCC Group, Praetorian, Rockwell, Schneider Electrical, Siemens, Verizon, Verve, Wipro, Yokogawa
Isn’t it quite clear? The new faces of OT Security market are those giants already in OT industry, such as Honeywell, Siemens. But they may lack the experience and knowledge of cyber security. The collaboration between OT giants and IT security professionals is the quick win to occupy the OT security market.
IT security company needs OT company’s customer and help to get into OT market. OT company needs IT security company’s technology support and professional resources to delivery the new service. It can’t hard to imagine with the boom of ioT market, small business and smart home market will also get some attention from transitional security vendors.