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Siemens partners with Atos to ensure security

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Siemens and Atos have cooperated in the field of cyber security for industrial companies within the framework of their strategic digital alliance since 2011. They provide customers with comprehensive security services and products for production and office IT. The offer ranges from security assessments and he installation of protective mechanisms, such as firewalls, through to the continuous monitoring of plants and offices. These services enable industrial companies to keep up with continuously changing threats to their security and safeguards the productivity of their enterprises.

The increased networking of industrial infrastructures and production and office IT make good protective measures an integral aspect. Peter Weckesser, COO of the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Business Unit, explained, "Siemens offers a comprehensive range of solutions, products and services for industrial security. Our cooperation with Atos now enables us to support our customers from the automation to the office level, and to reduce security risks. This gives us an important foundation for the digitisation of industry." Pierre Barnabé, COO Big Data & Security, from Atos, said, "The digital transformation requires holistic security concepts. Siemens and Atos invest and complement each other optimally because of their respective competence in production IT and office IT."

The cooperation provides industrial companies with integrated solutions for production and office IT in four phases: assess security, implement security, manage security and certify security. In the ‘assess security’ phase, both Siemens and Atos conduct assessments in order to determine the actual situation in a company. The results then provide the basis for protective measures, which are jointly proposed by Siemens and Atos as an integral implementation plan, including elements such as the installation of firewalls and virus protection programs, with which the security level can be raised even further. Siemens and Atos will also support customers with a range of proactive services to successfully counteract ever-changing cyber threats, in order to manage security. These include, for example, the continuous monitoring of plants and offices. Finally, both partners will support industrial companies with their certification in the certify security phase.

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