eSentire, Inc., a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) vendor, and Kterio, which specializes in smart building operating systems, have formed a new partnership for the Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial Real Estate sectors. Together, the two companies plan to evaluate customer risks across traditional threat vectors and the building infrastructures supporting sustainability initiatives, building management, and operations.
Kterio OS uses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to deliver portfolio-level, site-level, & equipment-level reporting, benchmarking, and asset visualization. The objective is to help customers reduce energy consumption and maintenance calls while supporting AI-enabled capital-expense optimization. eSentire, meanwhile, comes to the table with Exposure Management, Managed Detection and Response, and Incident Response services.
“Clients and ecosystem partners are seeking solutions, which coalesce cybersecurity controls with building asset controls, to form a complete risk picture,” said Bob Layton, Chief Channel Officer, eSentire. “Organizations will also see operational efficiency and cyber resilience gains through this unification. Our Healthcare and Industrial clients are solving for this now and bringing eSentire to the table to deliver the security operations expertise needed. This partnership with Kterio is integral in furthering the visibility and control we can deliver across IoT environments.”
The two companies will explore joint service offerings to mutual customers while creating new paths to enhance cyber resilience and improve attack surface visibility across operational controls.
“We are delighted to form this new ecosystem partnership with eSentire,” said Larry Yogel, Kterio Chairman and CEO. “Our clients around the world are solving operational controls and efficiencies utilizing Kterio OS ML/AI tools right now. They’re asking us for cybersecurity solutions that tie into the Kterio data science and enterprise-class service portfolio.”
Partners serving clients in the targeted vertical markets are seeking broader, more robust solution outcomes to reduce cybersecurity risk while maintaining performance. eSentire and Kterio see themselves as uniquely positioned to deliver a 24/7 solution to support multiple physical sites of critical infrastructure firms.