The industrial networks are evolving rapidly, with digitization, automation and IoT devices fueling operational efficiencies. However, these advances come at a cost: an increasingly connected operating environment exponentially expands the threat surface. This makes industrial operations more vulnerable to cyber threats, and more difficult to protect against attacks.
For decades, companies relied on legacy industrial control systems (ICS) that kept them isolated (i.e., air gapped) from broader corporate IT systems. But with mounting pressure to improve profitability through operational efficiencies, organizations have embraced Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. The integration of IIoT devices into control systems, and the subsequent connection of once-isolated operational systems with a mine’s entire enterprise network, leaves entire operations open to cyber threats.
X10 Technologies helps companies to deploy robust and secure networks and delivers superior operational visibility, real-time network monitoring and threat detection.