Expandium and Cervello form partnership to strengthen rail cyber-security
Expandium and Cervello have announced a strategic partnership to combine cyber-security with predictive maintenance for rail signalling and telecom systems.
Expandium, the pioneer and leading provider of rail telecommunication monitoring solutions amongst over 100,000km of tracks in more than 25 countries, and Cervello, the leader in railway cyber-security solutions, has announced a strategic alliance to provide the rail industry with comprehensive cyber-security alongside advanced predictive maintenance capabilities, designed to deliver unmatched visibility and control of railway telecom and signalling systems, and more specifically ETCS, GSM-R, FRMCS and Interlocking.
The rail industry is significantly becoming more and more connected. The massive shifts to digitalised control systems, adoption of over-the-air technologies, and automated operations has resulted in higher availability and increased transport efficiency. At the same time, it continuously increases the gap of network vulnerabilities and cyber-threats to railway operational environments, having today’s telecom and signalling systems susceptible to ever-growing cyber risks.
Pierre Cassier, CEO of Expandium, said: “As the market leader in rail communication network monitoring, we have a duty to provide solutions that are proof against malicious actions. We have identified Cervello as the key and game-changing cyber-security player in the industry, able to optimally complement our successful monitoring solutions already deployed and trusted by most European railway operators and infrastructure managers. Together, we propose a combined state-of-the-art offering, ensuring the highest level of security and reliability of railway telecom and signalling networks, and empowering rail organisations to both upgrade their operations and at the same time safeguard against cyber-threats.”
Roie Onn, Co-Founder and CEO of Cervello, said: “We are excited to forge this strategic partnership with Expandium, as the responsibilities and security challenges faced by rail organisations today have never been greater, and while the threat landscape evolves – so too must company toolkits. Seamlessly integrating between our solutions, we make rail cyber-security much more available, accessible and efficiently scalable for companies across the industry.”
Roie continued: With Cervello’s zero-trust technology for rail signalling authentication, customers are now able to spot any suspicious or threatening activity involving their telecom, signalling and rolling stock, whether coming from legitimate sources or not, and without relying on any type of security assumptions. This is a tremendous benefit that results in considerable value for the customers we serve. Together we are committed to safeguarding the railway industry, and are on a mission to ensure a safer, more reliable, and sustainable railway future.”