Vendors takes OT/IT cybersecurity integration to next level with its SCADAfence Platform 6.0 launch
OT and IT Security teams alike, visibility into the actual exposure that their network is facing before a cyber-attack can materialize. This allows SCADAfence’s users to know what the potential ways are for a malware (or an attacker) to spread within their network, which devices, applications and protocols are vulnerable to an attack, and to what extent an attack can spread once gaining a foothold in their network.
“Securing the entire extended industrial network and taking a proactive approach, is particularly crucial at a time when industrial facilities and critical infrastructures are increasingly facing escalating cyber-attacks,” said , CEO of SCADAfence. “Recent cyber-attacks such as LockerGoga, RYUK and others from well-organized, financially and politically motivated hacking groups, have infected machines virally, in a matter of minutes, rendering entire organizations inactive.”
Some of the interesting features of the latest version include:
Governance & Compliance – SCADAfence Platform 6.0 introduces an innovative approach to governance and compliance. This feature enables the IT and audit departments to centrally define and monitor the organization’s adherence to company policies and to OT-related standards and regulations such as IEC 62443 and the NIST framework.
Proactive OT Security – SCADAfence Platform’s latest version – 6.0, comes with a built-in suite of tools with a proactive and preventive focus. OT security teams can now identify mission-critical systems and networks automatically, and then get a high-level view of the network exposure, evaluating the vulnerabilities of networks, devices and protocols.
Asset & Threat Assessment – There could be millions of vulnerabilities in any given network, which often makes it difficult for OT and IT security teams to prioritize their security efforts. In addition to an extensive asset management functionality, SCADAfence Platform 6.0 enables the discovery of critical assets and provides measurements of key security performance indicators such as network exposure, vulnerabilities and their severity. This allows SCADAfence’s users to identify high-risk, high-value assets and to prioritize securing them over other assets.