With the continuing rise of the industrial internet of things (IIoT), more and more industrial environments are realizing the benefits afforded by the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). But as IT and OT become more integrated, layered threat defense for key assets becomes more important. In traditional industrial environments, IT and OT are usually operated separately - each with its own network, maintenance team, goals, and needs. In addition, industrial environments are often 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. The ability to deal with these and other cybersecurity challenges is key to protecting industrial environments from evolving and emerging threats.
EdgeIPS™ is the next-generation intrusion prevention system (IPS) that helps industrial environments meet growing security challenges by providing OT visibility, OT protocol filter, and other features. It protects key assets, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs), at the network level from cyberattacks, including those that use worms and vulnerabilities - thereby ensuring uninterrupted operation of the production line.