GE acquires cyber security solutions vendor Wurldtech

GE has acquired cyber security solutions vendor Wurldtech.

The acquisition will assist GE to focus on software platform security, protecting critical infrastructure and helping to ensure the reliability of Industrial Internet operations for its customers and industries, said GE.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Wurldtech works with both device manufacturers and system operators to provide protection for cyber threats. Its customers worldwide include companies from oil & gas, electric power, medical, nuclear, chemical, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and water treatment markets.

Bill Ruh, vice president, GE Software

The strategic acquisition will enable GE to protect critical infrastructure and advance cyber security efforts for key industries. Oil refineries, power transmission grids or for individual assets like medical devices or smart meters use Wurldtech solutions and services.

Wurldtech solutions offer a strategic approach to cyber security that help to better protect the OT that connects people, data and machines – maximizing system uptime and mitigating exposure to vulnerabilities. This acquisition will help to enhance the reliability of Industrial Internet operations, said GE.

GE said Wurldtech will retain its name and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.

“The world of OT security needs to be foundationally different from traditional IT detection systems. Securing connected machines has a unique set of complexities that are very different from protecting a datacenter,” said Bill Ruh, vice president, GE Software.

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