CHALLENGE

Effectively Monitoring My SCADA Networks

The Challenge

Staying on Top of SCADA Network Monitoring

The complex nature of the mining industry, from extraction and processing through supply management and shipping, means that one small process change can have a significant effect on equipment, safety and profitability. Staying on top of what’s happening in your industrial control network, and responding to changes fast, is mission critical.

But you can’t monitor and manage a technology landscape that’s not visible and documented. Do you really know what devices are on your OT network, and how many there are? Which ones are actively communicating and what protocols they’re using? Would you know if someone intentionally or accidentally changed the security configuration of a PLC on a hydraulic motor in one of your trucks?

To spot and troubleshoot networking and communication issues that threaten reliability, you need real-time visibility into your assets, connections, communications, protocols and more.

The Solution

Using Real-time Network Visualization to Improve Mining Process Awareness

The Nozomi Networks solution addresses these common operational visibility challenges through real-time network visualization and monitoring.

As soon as it’s deployed, Guardian™ begins analyzing your network traffic, using the data to build a live, interactive visualization of your system. The breadth and depth of information is often surprising, giving you visibility into aspects of the ICS you weren’t previously aware of. Plus, you can easily drill down for more information.

An extensive amount of useful information is available, including:

  • A macro view of the entire industrial control network, that is easily changed to show zones, topology, nodes, links, sessions, and traffic
  • The ability to navigate and filter by different subnets and network segments
  • The role of each node and the traffic between nodes
  • The protocols used to communicate between nodes and between zones
  • Network traffic information such as throughput, protocols and open TCP connections
  • The detailed attributes of endpoints and connections

The Nozomi Networks solution provides comprehensive visibility into your industrial network and ICS assets. It helps you manage and monitor your industrial network in a highly efficient way, identifying risks to reliability, and making it easy to troubleshoot problems.

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Within minutes of deployment, Guardian visualizes the nodes of your industrial network, often revealing aspects you weren’t previously aware of.

Easily Identify Reliability Risks with Continuous Network Monitoring

Guardian delivers advanced network visualization and reliability monitoring capabilities. It helps you spot and investigate changes and problems, and avoid expensive process downtime.

More Operational Visibility & Cyber Security Challenges

Proactively Identifying Equipment Wear

A truck can cost $5M. A single tire, $60K. I need to know if any component is approaching burnout before it disrupts process stability.

Defending the Mine Against Malicious Data Theft

To protect my production numbers, business plans and IP from prying eyes, I need to secure my OT data and systems.

Segmenting My OT Network for Cyber Resiliency

To prevent perimeter breaches from spreading, I need visibility into my OT network structure, and insight into which assets are vulnerable.

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