First Watch Platform Features

The First Watch platform provides active protection to the core assets of your OT network – the HMI and PLC.

Software Inventory

First Watch’s Software Inventory feature provides oversight of all software installed on managed computers by version, package, installer, and user. It identifies vulnerabilities associated with installed versions of software, priority upgrades and identfied version or package issues.

Hardware Inventory

Hardware Inventory provides complete visibility of hardware assets connected to the network and any known vulnerabilities. This feature automatically detects devices that are connected to the network, builds an asset register, and manages devices according to policies via alert/alarm and blocking of new asset connections or asset changes.

HMI Guard

The First Watch HMI Guard is installed directly onto the HMI. The guard enforces cybersecurity policies on the HMI including whitelisting, user management, event control, connection management and malware prevention. The guard notifies via alert and alarm when organisational cybersecurity policies are breached.

PLC Guard

First Watch PLC Guard provides an internal ICS firewall, managing and authenticating traffic flows to and from the PLC to ensure only authenticated data flows.

First Watch appoints two key members to advisory board

New Zealand-based developer of industrial cybersecurity solutions, First Watch, is pleased to announce two key appointments – welcoming Tom Batcheler and Declan Ingram.

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First Watch secure $3.5 million in second round of equity funding

First Watch, a New Zealand-based provider of cybersecurity solutions for the global industrial networking and critical infrastructure market, has secured a second round of equity funding of $3.5 million.

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First Watch will protect water, energy and other infrastructure

Beyond being scary, inconvenient and expensive, ransomware attacks that have hit New Zealand to date – from Lion to Fisher & Paykel Appliances to the Reserve Bank to the Waikato DHB have all had one thing in common.

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