Interstates’ IT/OT team recently faced a complex networking challenge at our prefabrication shop. Specifically, the network needs of this facility left our traditional enterprise network vulnerable and made it difficult for team members to do their jobs efficiently. Multiple third-party vendors were able to access the network without Interstates knowing when, why, or who. Vendors could remote in and potentially access other resources on the enterprise network and even view different vendors’ activities. Facing this obvious cybersecurity risk, Interstates needed greater visibility, control, and management of our network.
Instead of relying on an entire suite of third-party products, our IT/OT experts found the solution to this challenge in Veracity’s OT Network Controller, and an SDN-enabled switch from DYNICS. SDN has multiple network security benefits, from zero trust concepts to increased visibility. Consolidating these tools into a single solution allowed us to prevent attacks and easily manage who was accessing the network.
The Veracity OT Network Controller manages deployed SDN switches intuitively, giving ICS designers and operators significant control and visibility into their networks by micro-segmenting traffic. ICS networks differ significantly from information technology networks. Unfortunately, most existing Ethernet networking-related technologies are based on information technologies and practices. The Veracity OT Network Contoller is unique in that it was created for the OT space.