Open Your Operational Technology Infrastructure to Innovation, Not to New Risks

The Industry 4.0 trend is in full swing, and companies are actively working to connect their manufacturing operations, energy, and critical infrastructure to powerful tools for analytics and process improvement. At the same time, ransomware attacks affecting operational technology (OT) networks have increased dramatically, drawing renewed focus on OT security.

CoIP Access Platform enables companies to extend specific applications, such as Big Data analytics and AI-based backends, into OT networks, using Zero Trust Micro-Segmentation and Zero Trust Network Access for ultimate security.

 

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Secure Remote Access to Any Level of IT or OT

Agent-based and agentless gateway or gatekeeper models make it simple to onboard servers and applications to CoIP Access Platform. Whether access is needed to an HMI, a SCADA server, or an IoT device, CoIP Access Platform provides simple and quick solutions.

Once onboarded, OT administrators have full control over who and how remote users can access those services.

Secure remote access allows remote employees, vendors, and 3rd parties to use approved client software to access servers, applications, and data inside the OT network, with complete access logs. Whether on-site or working remotely, users benefit from a consistent access model across all environments.

OT applications that need to communicate with advanced cloud applications can do so securely with AppLink session tunnels. Set up on demand and restricted to a single application, AppLink tunnels provide the safest way to connect an external service into or out of an OT network.

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Retrofit Existing OT with Segmentation and Security, One Application at a Time

Flat OT networks are actually quite common, due to the longevity of many OT environments, yet the critical nature of ICS and OT can make an infrastructure upgrade difficult to schedule and manage.

With CoIP Access Platform, OT admins can rapidly onboard servers and applications, and then create a logical segmentation. This segmentation can be implemented one application at a time, allowing the security posture of a site to be improved incrementally and gradually.

Segmentation can be created first in a detection mode, where segmentation violations are only reported; later, if desired, the admin can move to protection mode to block segmentation violations.

Key Benefits for IT/OT Convergence Security

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Remove Firewall Exceptions
Moves application traffic to overlay proxy networks, letting firewalls go back to blocking physical ports and protocols.
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Leverage Scripts and Templates
Deploy consistent connectivity and security policies everywhere, reducing the risk of misconfigurations.

Block Malware Propagation in the OT Network

Supporting application connectivity reqirements by creating a firewall exception is risky business, because each exception expands the network’s attack surface. Over time, this is very hard to maintain, and after years of operations, many businesses find themselves as the victims of overly complex firewall rules with many exceptions that may interact with each other; any modification triggers an intensive review of the risk of disrupting applications or compromising security.

CoIP Access Platform provides a secure path for accessing and connecting whitelisted applications across firewalled network boundaries without changing the already-complex firewall rules. Secure access policies are combined with security controls such as application cloaking, Application Interlock, and micro-segmentation. This overlay approach allows firewall exceptions to be closed, reducing the attack surface.

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Protect Legacy Servers from Malware

CoIP Access Platform supports a wide range of operating systems, even ones that are long past support, including Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. With CoIP Access Platform, even vulnerable legacy machines can be protected by cloaking them and blocking the attack vector.

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