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Exalens Unveils Free OT Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platform Community Edition

Exalens Unveils Free OT Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platform Community Edition

Exalens has launched a free community edition of their Cyber-Physical Detection and Response platform, designed to provide a comprehensive version combining plug and play Agentless Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Network Detection and Response (NDR) for ICS/OT systems. Delivering high value for SMEs, this edition aims to offer access to state-of-the-art technology for identify potential cyber risks, spotting potential threats before they cause impact, and minimising unplanned downtime.

Commenting on the launch, Exalens’ CTO, Dr. Ryan Heartfield, stated, “Our Community Edition is the first of its kind in the industry, there really is nothing else like it. OT XDR represents a new security paradigm for ICS/OT systems and making this available to everyone represents a key milestone in our vision for secure and resilient industrial modernisation. We are committed to providing businesses of all sizes, and maturity levels, with the tools they need to safely and efficiently navigate the complexities of automating and connecting their operational systems, realising the benefits of Industry 4.0 – whilst having the peace of mind that their systems are well protected. As a startup, we understand the challenges and constraints that many organisations face, and we believe this Community Edition offering will help SMEs approach new security technology that can revolutionise their operations.”

Exalens brings a fresh perspective to the complex challenges of OT and IIoT security. The Community Edition of their pioneering OT XDR platform provides enterprises—regardless of size or sector—with extensive features for network, endpoint, and process monitoring, detection and response, along with asset discovery, tracking, profiling, and monitoring. This extensive feature set marks a significant advancement in democratizing access to high-end, sophisticated cybersecurity tools.

Built on their proprietary Cyber-Physical AI technology, Exalens’ Community Edition takes a holistic approach to operational technology. It offers complete, real-time visibility into network activity, asset behaviour, and health across both OT and IIoT devices, and their supporting IT systems. This paves the way for more effective risk management and operational decisions.

Exalens’ Community Edition comes equipped with Smart Detection capabilities, setting a new standard in the industry. This is the first tailor-made Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution for OT that combines Network Detection and Response (NDR) and Agentless EDR for process endpoints. This innovative blend allows the platform to not only detect issues but proactively investigate and analyse their impact. It autonomously identifies anomalies, system faults, machine failures, and cybersecurity threats before they can escalate into serious incidents.

Where Exalens truly distinguishes itself is in the platform’s in-built Cyber-Physical AI Analyst engine which correlates between network and process endpoint in real-time. Upon detection of an anomaly or threat, it not only investigates and evaluates the root cause but also maps the entire chain of affected devices and their associated processes. This enables IT and OT teams to execute a rapid, informed response to potential threats, enacting containment or remediation steps where necessary, and as result maximise uptime and operational efficiency.

About Exalens

Exalens is a startup specialising in cyber-physical monitoring and security for ICS / OT systems. Their OT XDR platform is cyber-physical AI solution for industrial environments, and integrates seamlessly with existing systems, equipping IT and OT teams with the insights they for rapid response and maximum operational uptime and resilience.

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