Press Release

Industrial Defender and BridgeWare Partner to Bring Operational Technology Cybersecurity to Korea

Korean critical infrastructure companies will benefit from Industrial Defender’s comprehensive OT security and compliance platform as part of BridgeWare’s software offerings.

Foxborough, MA – October 25, 2021 — Industrial Defender, an operational technology (OT) security pioneer, today announced a new partnership with BridgeWare Corp., a leading distributor of industrial automation software solutions for the Korean marketplace, to provide a comprehensive OT cybersecurity and compliance solution to critical infrastructure and manufacturing companies in Korea (Republic of). BridgeWare will offer Industrial Defender’s industry-leading platform as part of their software portfolio to provide the highest level of cyber resilience possible for Korean organizations.

“BridgeWare’s specialized domain knowledge in industrial automation, combined with our powerful OT cyber risk management platform will greatly improve the security posture of organizations operating industrial control systems in Korea. We’re enthusiastic about this partnership and look forward to serving the Korean market together,” said Jim Crowley, CEO of Industrial Defender.

“BridgeWare is highly proud and excited to be named Industrial Defender’s Preferred Distributor in Korea. With increased external threats to the OT environment in the OT-IT convergence era, enhanced cybersecurity regulations set by Korean authorities and ESG compliance issues in the manufacturing sector, Industrial Defender’s mature cybersecurity products and OT focus will help strengthen and protect Korea’s critical infrastructure and manufacturing systems. Additionally, the ESG compliance reports by Industrial Defender will be a huge asset for those who seek a sustainable future in manufacturing,” said Jason Hwang, CEO of BridgeWare Corp.

To learn more about this partnership, reach out to BridgeWare at or Industrial Defender at

About Industrial Defender
Since 2006, Industrial Defender has been solving the challenge of safely collecting, monitoring, and managing OT asset data at scale, while providing cross-functional teams with a unified view of security. Their specialized solution is tailored to complex industrial control system environments by engineers with decades of hands-on OT experience. Easy integrations into the broader security and enterprise ecosystem empower IT teams with the same visibility, access, and situational awareness that they are accustomed to on corporate networks. Learn more at

About BridgeWare
BridgeWare was founded in 2005 by an OT software veteran to address the tough challenges of the OT industry: connecting disparate OT systems together and exchanging OT data with the IT systems. Key members of its team have 25+ years’ experience each in OT industry covering OPC connectivity solutions, HMIs, Historians and Analytics. BridgeWare works with some 1000+ system integrators to deliver OT software solutions and services to customers in Korea and abroad.

Media Contact:

Erin Anderson
Industrial Defender
Director of Marketing