Comprehensive OT Cybersecurity for Discrete & Process Manufacturing Technologies

SCADAfence helps manufacturers gain full visibility and risk management over their OT networks while adopting Industrial IoT security technologies.
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Manufacturing Industry Security Challenges

The Industrial IoT digital transformation is revolutionizing manufacturing networks, but the adoption of the advanced technologies is creating new challenges for IT/OT security teams:
  • Likelihood of malware infection increases dramatically
  • With increased connectivity, air-gapping becomes obsolete, patching is more difficult and expensive
  • Shadow OT – undocumented devices running in the shadows
  • OT and IT teams speak “different languages”
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Manufacturing industries are increasingly migrating to smart manufacturing technologies as part of the ongoing fourth industrial revolution. With increased connectivity and advanced automation systems such as manufacturing execution systems (MES) that integrate plant floor production (ICS/SCADA networks) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, manufacturing objectives revolve around maximizing productivity, but at the same time, they create new vulnerabilities and risks such as production manipulation, operational downtime, and sensitive data-theft threats.

In the last 5 years, manufacturing industries have been the victims of an increased number of cyberattacks, such as the Havex/Dragonfly campaign that targeted industrial control systems across the USA and Europe or the most well-known WannaCry and NotPetya that caused havoc in the automotive, food, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing plants. Events like these result in significant revenue loss valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars, reputation damage, loss of competitive edge, and sometimes public and employee safety issues.


SCADAfence Addresses Manufacturing Security Concerns

SCADAfence provides manufacturing organizations OT & IoT security solutions that allow them to increase connectivity, while keeping the proper control and visibility of their OT & IoT networks:
  • Complete asset discovery and visibility of the OT & IoT networks
  • Cyber threat detection of malware and device malfunctions
  • Risk reduction through continuous monitoring
  • Predictive attack scenarios and proactive mitigations
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Manufacturers need to shift from “How can I isolate my production network,” to “How can I secure my network while it is connected?” The SCADAfence Platform provides non-intrusive continuous monitoring of all OT & IoT network activities. This enables administrators to respond in real-time to events that jeopardize the operational continuously. By detecting malware infections, misconfigurations and device malfunctions IT and OT managers can reduce the likelihood of downtime in critical operational networks.

Connectivity between OT and enterprise systems, such as ERP, network complexity and production automation, and new external connectivity to vendors and IIoT services is changing the way that OT networks operate. Such changes, together with manually generated or outdated asset inventories, create increased blind spots for OT network administrators – or Shadow OT devices. The SCADAfence Platform provides a complete industrial cyber security solutions, automated asset discovery and inventory that includes mapping of network traffic, bandwidth analysis, and critical forensics information.


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