Expandium, part of Viavi Solutions, and Cervello, both railway cybersecurity companies, entered a strategic alliance to provide the rail industry with comprehensive cybersecurity alongside advanced predictive maintenance capabilities, designed to deliver unmatched visibility and control of railway telecom and signalling systems, and more specifically ETCS, GSM-R, FRMCS and Interlocking.
Under the agreement, the two companies intend to combine cybersecurity with predictive maintenance for rail signalling and telecom systems delivering a state-of-the-art offering, which ensures the “highest level of security and reliability of railway telecom and signalling networks, and empowering rail organisations to both upgrade their operations and at the same time safeguard against cyber threats,” Pierre Cassier, CEO of Expandium explained.
The rail industry is significantly becoming more and more connected. The massive shifts to digitised control systems, adoption of over–the–air technologies, and automated operations has resulted in higher availability and increased transport efficiency. At the same time, it continuously increases the gap of network vulnerabilities and cyber threats to railway operational environments, having today’s telecom and signalling systems susceptible to ever-growing cyber risks.
“Seamlessly integrating between our solutions, we make rail cybersecurity much more available, accessible and efficiently scalable for companies across the industry. Together we are committed to safeguarding the railway industry, and are on a mission to ensure a safer, more reliable, and sustainable railway future,” Roie Onn, Co-Founder and CEO of Cervello said.
In 2019, Cervello completed a USD 4.5 million funding to accelerate technology development and innovations which will increase the security in the railway system.
Expandium is hav provided rail telecommunication monitoring solutions for over 100,000 km of tracks in more than 25 countries. Cervello, a railway cybersecurity leader, offers a single platform that blends zero-trust signalling authentication technology, nation-state grade threat intelligence and actionable response capabilities, enabling railways to perform with full visibility and control of their operational assets, system activity and mission-critical procedures.