Radiflow, a speaker and exhibitor at the 2018 SCADA Technology Summit, has closed an $18 million investment round. This investment round was led by ST Engineering Ventures, the corporate venture capital unit of ST Engineering. Radiflow’s existing investors, led by Zohar Zisapel, also participated in this investment round.
Radiflow provides cybersecurity solutions for industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks. The company has been one of the pioneers in this market and has been growing rapidly with more than 50 customers worldwide, including Tier 1 critical infrastructure operators in the United States and Europe, and endorsements from leading US national labs and consultants. Radiflow’s wide product portfolio, which consists of risk assessment, threat detection and secure remote access tools with unique in-depth industrial asset visibility, anomaly detection and distributed architecture, offers extensive use cases and applications for protecting ICS and SCADA networks.
The cybersecurity risks to the conservative industrial market have been recently highlighted with both focused attacks, such as the Triton case, and IT-based attacks, including the cryptocurrency mining malware attack that Radiflow’s iSID system detected at a waste water facility. Radiflow is addressing these challenges with its advanced industrial cybersecurity solutions and its rapidly expanding technology partner ecosystem, which includes recently announced collaboration with Palo Alto Networks and RSA, to ease field deployments and ensure compliance with the new regulations, including NERC CIP and the EU NIS Directive.
Radiflow reports that the company is experiencing strong demand for its industrial cybersecurity solutions across all critical infrastructure sectors and has more than doubled the sales of its threat detection tools and services over the past year.
Radiflow will use the investment proceeds to extend its sales network to support the growing market demand, strengthen its brand globally and continue developing its innovative solutions to meet evolving customer needs.
The investment and partnership enables ST Engineering to access Radiflow’s detection and prevention tools, which has been integrated with its Rail Command, Control and Communications (C3) Systems (SCADA) – in this instant the rail supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. The combining of these two technologies has resulted in the development of the region’s first end-to-end cybersecurity solution for the rail transport industry
“This investment in Radiflow demonstrates ST Engineering’s focus in identifying startups with global best-in-class technologies for collaboration opportunities. The access to our established business networks and channels will help these companies to expand and accelerate the scope of their growth, developing solutions that will benefit our global customers,” said Low Ka Hoe, Chief Strategy Officer at ST Engineering.
“We are excited that ST Engineering has extended its partnership with us and has decided to make a strategic investment in Radiflow,” commented Ilan Barda, CEO of Radiflow. “The collaboration between ST Engineering and Radiflow will enable us to introduce our solutions to new customers and territories, while this new investment will facilitate us to expand our market traction and accelerate the next stage of our growth.”