Phosphorus included in the Gartner® Market Guide for CPS Protection Platforms


Phosphorus was recently cited as a Representative Vendor in the 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for CPS Protection Platforms. The company, and it’s Unified xIoT Security Management Platform, were one of 20 vendors in the CPS Protection Platforms Market mentioned by Gartner to be included in the report 

According to Gartner:  “As threats multiply, a once generic operational technology security market is rapidly evolving into distinct categories. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) protection platforms that discover and protect assets in production or mission-critical environments are emerging as a leading market category.”

Of the 20 vendors listed in the report, ONLY Phosphorus facilitates safe, fast, and accurate discovery, as well as comprehensive remediation spanning password changes, firmware updates, and configuration management.

Cyber-physical systems represent a broad range of IoT, OT, IoMT, and IIoT devices that represent an exploding attack surface. Yet according to Gartner, “Operational systems are deployed with their default credentials unchanged,” “Ports on all kinds of systems in all kinds of remote locations are wide open,” and “The number of vulnerabilities continues to grow at the same time as CPS patching remains very difficult.”

Phosphorus’s Unique Advantages

Phosphorus holds a unique position in the fast-growing CPS protection market, as the industry’s only unified and best-of-breed platform covering the entire security and management lifecycle. Some of the key differentiators between Phosphorus and other industry solutions include:

CPS Discovery
The Phosphorus Unified xIoT Security Management Platform is powered by the industry’s first and only scalable Intelligent Active Discovery (IAD) engine that discovers & identifies cyber-physical systems – including IoT, OT, IIoT, and IoMT devices – safely, accurately, and without impacting them.​

CPS Risk Assessment
Assess and show risk posture of all CPS devices by identifying weak credentials, out-of-date firmware, end-of-life assets, expired certificates, CVEs, and more.

CPS Password Hardening
Proactive CPS credential hardening actions, changing default passwords and enabling scheduled rotations to limit password lifespans and adhere to xIoT security best practices.

CPS Patching & Remediation
Remediate CPS device vulnerabilities with a click of a button while maintaining the control needed in sensitive OT/ICS or IoMT environments.​

CPS Monitoring & Management
Continuous monitoring of IoT, OT, IIoT, and IoMT devices for environmental drift, configuration changes, or compliance with existing regulations.​

Phosphorus offers the industry’s only comprehensive solution that enables the efficient discovery, risk assessment, remediation, management, and monitoring of diverse CPS asset families, such as IoT, OT, IIoT, and IoMT devices. This full-scope coverage is seamlessly achieved through the Unified xIoT Security Management Platform.