The convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) impacts the security of industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. As the air gap is removed, these systems are exposed to an expanding threat landscape and are targets for hackers involved in terrorism, cyber warfare, and espionage. Extending well beyond the traditional factory plant floor, attacks on critical infrastructures such as power plants, factories, water treatment systems, oil rigs, and traffic control systems can result in threats to national security, financial loss, risk to brand reputation, and even loss of life.
For more than a decade, Fortinet has protected OT environments in critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, defense, manufacturing, food, and transportation. By designing security into complex infrastructure via the Fortinet Security Fabric, organizations have an efficient, non-disruptive way to ensure that the OT environment is protected and compliant.
Fortinet’s solution integrates OT security solutions with best-of-breed
threat protection for corporate IT environments that extend from the
data center, to the cloud, to the network perimeter. It also provides
visibility, control, and automated at speed analytics detection within
the OT environment while provisioning built-in support for industry
standards. Additionally, it minimizes complexity and reduces the
operating expense (OpEx) of OT security management, when compared to
point security solutions in siloed IT and OT environments.