Raytheon [RTN] and the cyber security firm Virsec have formed an alliance to provide cyber security solutions to government and critical infrastructure markets.iStock Cyber Lock

Raytheon on Monday said the partnership combines California-based Virsec’s Trusted Execution security platform with Raytheon’s expertise in defending cyber networks.

“Critical infrastructure, from the electrical grid to transportation, is under assault, and hackers are evading conventional security defenses,” John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions at Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services segment, said in a statement. “Commercial tools from companies like Virsec can help bridge the gap for our global government and commercial customers and provide effective protection against the growing cyber threat.”

Raytheon said that Virsec’s security platform in real-time can detect deviations in software applications and protect memory and processes.