Israeli chipmaker Mellanox Technologies will join the Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium (IC3,) headed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to “market its products within the IC3 framework,” IAI announced Thursday.
IC3 was founded in 2016 with the support of Israel’s Ministry of Economy to provide a comprehensive solution to cyber challenges founded by governments around the world. This consortium, which offers a combination of leading Israeli technologies to customers worldwide, includes local firms like Check Point Software, XM Cyber, and CyberArk. Israel Aerospace Industries leads the consortium.
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IC3 has also established a national cyber center in Latin America, which includes a national cybersecurity plan, risk assessment surveys, and an
advanced monitoring and protection center against cyber attacks.
Mellanox. a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions for data servers and storage systems, will also collaborate with Singapore-based IAI subsidiary Custodio Technologies in the co-development of an innovative cyber investigation solution that “leverages Mellanox’s smart network cards and Custodio’s CyVestiGO investigation,” IAI said in a statement. The combined solution will enable extensive log collection in advance server environments as well as quick analysis in detecting complex cyber attacks, they explained.
“Mellanox is proud to join the Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium and contribute to the comprehensive solutions that Israeli cyber companies provide to nations worldwide,” said Ariel Levanon, VP of cybersecurity at the company.
Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is a developer of secure smart Ethernet and InfiniBand connectivity for data and computing centers, as well as multiple-core network processors. US tech firm Nvidia announced it was acquiring Israel’s Mellanox in March 2019 for a value of $6.9 billion. It was said to be the company’s largest acquisition to date. The acquisition, which was reported to be closing in early 2020 is still pending.
“Cybersecurity is an important and growing component of IAI, and we
aim to provide solutions for a wide range of threats in aviation, intelligence, sea, national cyber systems, and more,” said Yoav Turgeman, IAI VP and CEO of ELTA. “The Israeli Cyber Companies Consortium positions the State of Israel as a leader in the global cyber industry and we welcome Mellanox, a first-class Israeli company with unique cyber solutions, to the consortium.”