EnBW Cyber Security is partnering up with Exeon Analytics for managed service operations in Germany

Zurich, 10 November 2022

Swiss cybersecurity company Exeon Analytics and Germany's EnBW Cyber Security GmbH have reached an agreement under which EnBW Cyber Security will distribute the network detection & response (NDR) solution ExeonTrace in Germany and deploy it as a technical solution for the customers of its security operation centre (SOC). As a subsidiary of EnBW AG, EnBW Cyber Security offers solutions to protect companies and organisations from cyber attacks, industrial espionage and extortion, for example, through ransomware. The range of services provided by EnBW Cyber Security includes Managed Security Services (MSS) with its own SOC. This completes EnBW Cyber Security's range of managed services for even more comprehensive protection of its customers.

ExeonTrace monitors the internal network communication of corporate networks with the help of machine learning algorithms and alerts the SOC at an early stage when cyber threats are detected. ExeonTrace is also able to analyse encrypted network traffic. It also offers the possibility to comprehensively correlate detected events. The main reasons for the partnership with ExeonTrace were its quick installation and implementation at the customer's site, the simple integration into existing customer environments and the possibility of analysing all data locally. Furthermore, KRITS specifications can be fully implemented if required.

"Today, especially KRITIS companies are exposed to a multitude of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks against which conventional security tools can only offer limited protection," says Frank Brech, Managing Director of EnBW Cyber Security GmbH. "While such tools can detect known attack vectors fairly reliably, they have shortcomings in correlating events that are essential for detecting advanced attacks. With ExeonTrace as part of our managed services operation, we can now offer our customers a solution that fills these security gaps, significantly enhancing the cyber security of the entire organisation."

Comprehensive Cybersecurity as a Managed Security Service

"We are pleased to have gained EnBW Cyber Security, a renowned German partner that is well established, especially among KRITIS companies, to deploy our solution in their SOC," commented Gregor Erismann, CCO of Exeon Analytics. "EnBW Cyber Security already offers comprehensive managed security services and is now expanding these further with our Network Detection & Response solution. We are confident that together with this partner, we can significantly expand our existing presence in Germany. EnBW Cyber Security's comprehensive managed security services are ideal for customers who cannot or do not want to operate their own SOC. We are delighted that Exeon's Network Detection & Response solution will become a central pillar of this service offering."

About EnBW Cyber Security

EnBW Cyber Security GmbH offers solutions to protect organisations and companies against cyber attacks, industrial espionage and blackmail. The range of services includes consulting services in accordance with the CRITIS regulation, the analysis of your IT/OT infrastructure by vulnerability analyses or penetration tests, and managed security services in our own Security Operation Centre. The solutions are designed for KRITIS and non-KRITIS companies, manufacturing and processing industries, municipal administrations, and public authorities.

About Exeon Analytics

Exeon Analytics was founded in 2016 as a spin-off of ETH Zurich. The NDR solution analyses and visualises network log data for the early detection of cyber threats. ExeonTrace's algorithms are specifically designed to analyse metadata and are therefore not affected by increasing encrypted network traffic. As ExeonTrace does not require any additional hardware and enables the analysis of multiple data sources, including native cloud applications, the solution is particularly suitable for highly virtualised and distributed networks.