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Claroty CEO Yaniv Vardi on the Need to Guard Medical Devices

Why Claroty Is Offering IoT, OT, IoMT and Connected Device Security in One Platform
Yaniv Vardi, CEO, Claroty (Image: Claroty)

The purchase of healthcare security startup Medigate means Claroty can address the IoT, OT, IoMT and connected device needs of hospitals from a single platform.

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The New York-based industrial security vendor says its single-platform approach facilitates everything from network mapping and segmentation to continuous threat detection and greater visibility into connected devices, says CEO Yaniv Vardi. The company's relationships with Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric offer access to proprietary protocols and unmatched domain expertise, Vardi says (see: How to Defend Critical Infrastructure Against New Threats).

"Healthcare, being a market with great needs, was one that we wanted to address as part of the strategy of addressing the physical world," Vardi says. "Our xDome cloud offering combines our capabilities for the benefit of industrial, manufacturing, healthcare and commercial enterprises."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Vardi also discusses:

  • Why industrial cybersecurity customers need to safeguards IoMT devices;
  • How the Medigate acquisition compares to Forescout's buy of CyberMDX;
  • The fastest-growing technologies within Claroty's portfolio during 2022.

Vardi is responsible for leading Claroty through its next stage of growth and solidifying its position as the leader in OT security. Prior to joining Claroty, he served as global managing director of Centrica Business Solutions International, managing eight countries and expanding the company's proposition mainly in Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific into a significant business. Prior to joining Centrica, Vardi was the CEO of Panoramic Power, a global pioneer in energy management solutions for global C&I customers, which was acquired by Centrica. Before that, he was co-founder and managing director of Sparta Systems EMEA, successfully driving its operations to be the leading provider of QMS in the life science industry and leading the company to a successful acquisition.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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