WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2020) – Shift5, a cutting-edge cybersecurity company, and NexLyte, a telecommunications engineering and design consultancy, announced a strategic partnership Thursday. The companies will collaborate to better serve operational technology (OT) operators to reduce costs and protect key platforms from cyber attack.

“NexLyte’s deep experience across OT verticals complements our core product offering”, Shift5 President, and Chief Evangelist Michael Weigand said. “We’re excited to work with NexLyte to help keep our country’s key infrastructure safe and allow customers to operate more effectively.”

The partnership will facilitate Shift5’s installation on passenger locomotives in the mid-Atlantic region. Shift5’s core product suite collects data to reduce operating costs while simultaneously protecting OT from cyberattack. The veteran-owned company’s products are installed on platforms across the military, DoD, and commercial verticals.

NexLyte’s innovative, customized technical solutions reflect the company’s robust delivery process and strict quality standards. NexLyte has experience serving rail and public transit operators across the US. Together, the companies will work to deliver and install premier OT enhancement and protection systems on rail systems in the mid-Atlantic and across the country.

The partnership is effective immediately.


About Shift5

Shift5 is a cybersecurity company based in Arlington, VA. Shift5 products defend operational technology platforms such as planes, trains, and tanks from cyberattacks. Shift5 protects vulnerable embedded serial data buses within operational technology platforms through proprietary defensive hardware and software.

About NexLyte

NexLyte, Inc. specializes in planning, design, implementation, and systems integration of public and private telecommunications networks. The company has a strong focus in passenger/freight rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), airport terminals, electric/water/gas utilities and cyber security sectors. A minority-owned business, NexLyte is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and/or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by numerous state and municipal agencies across the country. NexLyte is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, PA. Visit their website: www.nexlytetec.com