Not long ago, automation systems were places where hackers rarely ventured, change happened slowly, and operators had one priority – keeping their industrial processes running.
Today, malicious attacks on these environments make worldwide headlines (Stuxnet, Duqu, and Night Dragon for instance), the pace of change is up sharply, and ICS professionals need to juggle multiple competing priorities.
Driving these changes are major shifts in technology, regulations and business conditions. Managing these changes is a complicated and costly task for operators of automation systems. This is especially true in the areas of security, compliance and change management, where requirements are always in flux.
To help ICS professionals meet these challenges, Industrial Defender offers three turnkey solutions that include Automation Systems Manager (ASM) software, hardware, and services. Industrial Defenders solutions are designed to support and maintain customers' technology investments. By unifying security, compliance and change management activities into a single pane of glass across a heterogeneous environment, our solutions enable ICS professionals to focus on job number 1: reliability and availability of service.
ASM provides a single unified view of the automation environment across a heterogeneous asset base. ASM allows centralized management of assets, events, policies, and configuration changes to software, settings, and user accounts.
The ASM-HA option turns a pair of collocated ASM appliances into a single fault-tolerant, high availability system. ASM-HA runs two applications images in real time, replicating all network and disk I/O, providing protection against failures of disks, network interfaces, or entire servers without loss of data, ensuring data integrity and supporting local business continuity objectives.
Industrial Defender's ASA is the local data collection appliance. The ASA resides inside the control network continually gathering data from devices, simplifying deployment and enhancing communications reliability. The ASA can be deployed across the automation infrastructure, regardless of geography.