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Paladion joins forces with Megatech

Technology giants forge their strengths to offer IT Security Services for Industrial Automation and SCADA solutions

Paladion, the largest information risk management services company in Asia, and Megatech Control, a leader in industrial automation and Plant IT solutions have entered into a strategic business partnership to render high end industrial systems and SCADA security services in the Middle East.

“This partnership will stitch together Megatech’s vast technical knowledge in industrial automation and Paladion’s deep expertise in information security to protect the industry and infrastructure against current and emerging cyber threats,” said Firosh Ummer, Managing Director for EMEA at Paladion.

“With rising cyber threats and security breaches, governments in the Middle East are highly concerned about their critical infrastructure such as Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Refining, Utilities, Manufacturing and Infrastructure among other areas,” stated Ummer.

“In today’s market, where cyber attacks are getting more advanced and targeted, there is a greater need to secure the plant assets than ever before. Through our consultancy services, we offer ICS/SCADA security readiness assessment and provide assistance to organizations, so they can understand their security risks. These assessments enable us to plan, design and implement upgrades to the existing security framework of an organization and ensure industry best practices with minimal impact on business operations,” he added.

Expressing happiness at this strategic alliance Sridharan, CEO of Megatech Control stressed: “Traditional IT security approaches and tools are inadequate for complex and legacy Industrial Control Systems and SCADA installations as they were originally designed to meet performance, reliability, safety, and flexibility requirements at the Plant level. These traditional methods lack the security features to protect valuable assets in the current environment where there is an increasing trend of integrating mobile devices and cloud based applications with the industrial network. Megatech will be able to leverage their knowledge and experience in domains, applications, processes, SCADA tools and information capture and connectivity, to scale up the security shield and deliver world class risk management solutions of Paladion, who will also provide, real time, continuous monitoring of the plants.”

Established in 1986, Megatech Control has come a long way to be recognized as a leader in industrial automation services in global markets. The company has a regional presence with offices in UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, supporting several big names in key sectors such as airports, oil & gas, and utilities.