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Industrial cybersecurity solution

   

Industrial cybersecurity solution

A new industrial cybersecurity solution from Moxa consists of EtherCatch IEC-G102-BP Series IPS, EtherFire IEF-G9010 Series next-generation firewall, and Security Dashboard Console security management software.

Connecting more field devices, aggregating data, and performing remote monitoring to ramp up production have become the new normal for companies. However, a rise in interconnectivity between Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) also increases the attack surface and therefore introduces potential cyberthreats to the previously isolated industrial networks.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020, large-scale cyberattacks and the subsequent breakdown of critical information infrastructure and networks, pose a major risk to the global economy. As the world is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also an ongoing effort to curb virtual viruses inside industrial environments. It is essential for companies to reduce potential cybersecurity risks that may consequently hinder their ability to get their industrial operations back up and running.

As system availability is often the most important consideration for OT systems, IT cybersecurity solutions cannot fulfill the requirements of securing industrial networks. For instance, there are OT systems that have legacy devices and cannot apply security patches even though IT security policies have made it clear that security patches should be available and updated when required.

Moxa’s industrial cybersecurity solution can help tackle these challenges. The solution consists of EtherCatch IEC-G102-BP Series industrial next-generation IPS, EtherFire IEF-G9010 Series industrial next-generation firewall, and Security Dashboard Console (SDC) security management software. The EtherCatch Series IPS and EtherFire Series firewall protect critical assets such as PLCs and HMIs at the edge of OT networks. The EtherCatch and EtherFire, equipped with OT-centric DPI technology, can sniffer network traffic and give users visibility of existing assets and connections, which help administrators and operators understand the condition of current OT systems with fine-grained behavior monitoring and control of cyberactivities.

Performing patching frequently significantly reduces a system’s exposure to cyberthreats. However, it continues to be a critical challenge in OT environments. “Virtual Patching” technologies can complement existing patch management processes by shielding against vulnerabilities. Virtual patching acts as an agentless emergency security tool that network administrators and operators can use quickly to remedy vulnerabilities on affected OT equipment. Moxa’s Security Dashboard Console (SDC) includes an intuitive, real-time management feature for administrators and operators to manage the EtherCatch and EtherFire Series from one place. The SDC can orchestrate and automate security policy, monitor network activity at a glance in real-time, and execute policy, firmware, and pattern updates quickly to the EtherCatch and EtherFire Series.

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