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Integrating Our IT/OT Security Efforts

The Challenge

Bringing IT Expertise Into My OT Security Program

OT knows how to meet production targets and keep the plant running. IT has the expertise to address networking and cyber security issues that are unfamiliar to ICS staff.

Wouldn’t it be great if your OT and IT teams worked together to build operational resiliency? Unfortunately, a report by Automation World found that less than eight percent of companies surveyed had combined the two departments, while twenty-four percent saw little to no interaction between them.1

Yet collaboration between IT and OT is critical to reducing the blind spots and security risks surrounding highly connected industrial control systems. As “smart” factories leverage more IIoT technology, and OT networks become more connected to business networks and the cloud, the IT/OT divide will put your business at risk.

1 Automation World Bridging The IT and OT Divide 2017

The Solution

Aligning IT and OT With a Single Operational Visibility and Cyber Security Solution

IT/OT alignment, paired with the right technology, can go a long way towards improving productivity, and closing your security gaps. But bringing IT and OT together isn’t a simple task.

Fortunately, the Nozomi Networks solution was designed to fuel IT/OT collaboration.

In this single OT visibility and cyber security solution, both teams gain deep visibility into ICS assets, and continuous monitoring for anomalies that could impact reliability or cyber security. Automated asset inventorying and vulnerability assessment not only saves precious time, they act as key building blocks for plant-wide resiliency.

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OT gives thumbs up to a non-intrusive solution that poses no risk to operations, while IT welcomes its ease of integration with other security and IT applications. In short, the Nozomi Networks solution provides a common platform that advances IT/OT convergence, and improves reliability and cyber security.
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Built-in support for many asset and identity management systems, firewalls, SIEMs and more makes it easy to integrate and share ICS information across IT/OT environments.

A Safe Solution for OT + Visibility & Detection for IT

Guardian integrates seamlessly with your IT infrastructure, easily sharing data with existing applications and assets. Integrating operational technology (OT) threat monitoring into your overall security mandate will go a long way towards improving enterprise-wide cyber resiliency and operational reliability.

More Operational Visibility & Cyber Security Challenges

Effectively Monitoring My ICS Network

To stay on top of what’s happening, I need real-time visibility into my assets, connections, communications, protocols and more.

Keeping My Production Lines Running

Unplanned downtime can cost millions in lost production capacity, and create inventory headaches that hit my bottom line.

Applying Cyber Security Best Practices

To build cyber resiliency and reduce risk, I need to embrace standards like the NIST cyber security framework, IEC 62443 and more.


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