OEMs (Original equipment manufacturer) need to ensure the safety and proper operation of their products. Indeed, modern machineries make extensive use of software with plenty lines of code written for PLCs, CNCs and so on. On one hand information technology is becoming more and more pervasive and, on the other hand, hackers are starting to exploit bugs which seriously endanger the operation of the whole asset.
Edge SDN node is the primary line of defence isolating assets from the rest of the network, micro-segmenting each communication session, inspecting data to prevent threats and automate everyday working procedures ensuring the desired security level.
Edge SDN node can be deployed before one or more assets or industrial machines to create a barrier between external or internal potential threats.
Edge Switch is the first SDN switch that protects industry assets from any cyber threats. It is the main line of defense between the industrial system and the customer’s network, ensuring clear separation and isolation between the device and external IT systems.
Fortified isolation of internal resources from the rest of the customer’s network
Micro-segmented communication between devices and external IT services
Inspect data identifying malicious behavior and preventing threats
The Edge Switch is a border switch, it is installed inside or near the product to be protected and defends the perimeter of the machine, guaranteeing the correct level of security in all operating conditions.
The operator uses the machine normally, no direct management of the cybersecurity is necessary. Edge Switch adapts [automatically] while safeguarding business continuity and operator safety.
The Edge Switch integrates dynamically with the machine’s HMI or can be integrated in a static mode.
Using the data space present in the “PLC/Industrial PC”, a shared data structure is set up between the HMI and the Edge Switch.
The HMI and the Edge Switch read and write simple data structure protecting the machine and informing the operators, by means of the HMI, about any cyber threats.
Differentiated from competitors by creating an offering locked up with security
Make your assets compliance with IEC 62443
Fewer service intervention thanks to a strong protection from any vulnerabilities
If a vulnerability of your asset is unveiled, it can be remedied promptly before a security patch is released
Possible creating a recurring a revenue offering Central Management Console as a service
High-value data on your customers’ network
Access to high value markets, where security, reliability are fundamental functions