Secure First Mile™ architectures maximize operational performance by securely connecting critical operational systems with IT and cloud based applications.
The Industrial IoT presents new opportunities for maximizing operational performance through unparalleled levels of connectivity to analytics and expertise. Getting the right data to the right people can improve plant reliability, efficiency and safety, but with increased connectivity comes increased risk – especially during the “first mile” when data is moved from the plant floor onto the internet to power IT and cloud based applications.
Today’s facilities go to great lengths to protect the critical control and safety systems that safely operate their facilities, frequently called “operational technology” or OT systems. Without robust security technologies in place, a plant’s assets can be exposed to harmful agents that can cripple operations. When considering Industrial IoT applications that require sensor data in those systems to be transported over the internet, safeguarding against these threats means employing a secure approach for moving sensor data from these sometimes isolated parts of a plant’s infrastructure on to the internet without creating vulnerabilities.