The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is at the core of the industrial internet of things (IIoT). But as IT and OT become more integrated, the threat defense of industrial environments must become more natural and intuitive. In traditional industrial environments, IT and OT are usually operated separately - each with its own network, maintenance task force, goals, and needs. Furthermore, many industrial environments are filled with devices and systems that were not designed for connection to a corporate network - and this makes providing timely security patches and updates extremely difficult.
EdgeFire™ is the next-generation firewall that facilitates threat defense in industrial environments. It detects and intercepts threats by establishing boundary protection and segmentation between OT networks and connected production assets, effectively preventing the spread of threats like worms. It also provides a high level of visibility over assets and shields unpatched devices and vulnerable legacy systems to minimize downtime for patching or maintenance. Through mission-critical machine management and incident response, it helps protect the production line and keep it running smoothly.