XONA and Baker Hughes’ Nexus Controls Announce Solution to Enhance Cybersecurity of Remotely Operated Industrial Plants

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Solution allows increasingly distributed workforces in power generation, oil and gas, and industrial manufacturing industries secure remote access to optimize plant operations; First-of-kind “zero-trust” remote user access provides highest level of cybersecurity available to ensure business continuity of critical assets

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XONA, a trusted provider of secure remote user solutions, has signed an agreement with Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business to provide a packaged cybersecurity product suite that allows customers to operate industrial locations securely even when working remotely off-site, helping to ensure business continuity of critical assets.

Nexus Controls will now offer a product suite, with XONA’s Critical Systems Gateway (CSG) and Remote Operations Access Manager (ROAM). The new product suite will integrate XONA’s secure remote access platform into Nexus Controls’ existing Nexus OTArmor™ cybersecurity product portfolio and is complementary to Nexus Controls plant-wide, non-OEM specific, cybersecurity offering for customers across power generation, oil and gas and industrial manufacturing industries. Nexus Controls is a world leader in operational technology cybersecurity protection with decades of proven experience.

“The global pandemic is changing how plant operators manage operations and often, employees are not able to be physically on-site to do their jobs,” says Bill Moore, founder and CEO of XONA. “This new product offering overcomes this challenge for customers by giving them an easy and secure way to do their jobs even when they are not physically on location.”

As a secure “zero-trust” user access platform for critical infrastructure, the suite’s features will include:

  • Granular zero-trust-based user access by role, time, and specific system or application connection
  • Clientless and browser-based access, for simple deployment and maintenance
  • Encrypted thin client access to its secure gateway
  • Token-based, multi-factor authentication
  • NERC CIP compliance, as well as meeting other stringent compliance standards
  • Detailed user access and event logs and user session screen recordings.

The Nexus Controls and XONA product suite provides a secure and optimized environment in this new remote reality. Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business, is a world leader in multiple Turbine and Compressor Controls platforms, Distributed Controls System (DCS) platforms, and industrial cybersecurity.

Learn more about the possibilities now available through this technology solution by visiting xonasystems.com.

About XONA

XONA provides a simple and secure user access platform for operational technology. XONA’s mission is to enable your organization’s workforce of employees, contractors, consultants, vendors and part-time workers to be more productive and more secure while reducing your operational costs. XONA seamlessly and securely enables secure adaptive access to your most critical systems and applications while also reducing operational and cyber risks and increasing operational efficiency. Learn more by visiting https://www.xonasystems.com/.

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