PacketViper OT360™
OT Security and visibility without unplanned downtime

PacketViper OT360 is a lightweight, agentless, and adaptive operational technology (OT) security solution. OT360 can passively monitor OT or ICS networks while providing the capability to alert and respond to threats. Because the solution gathers intelligence on network threats performing reconnaissance and moving laterally, OT360 eliminates false positives. It is not solely based on known attack signatures. OT security teams have the option to start in a passive mirror-mode and graduate to an in-line deployment once operators are comfortable. However, once in-line, OT360 responds to attacks at wire speeds, both within a segment or across an enterprise.

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OT and ICS Security Challenges

OT / ICS

 

Increasing IT and OT convergence

As OT networks converge with IT environments, increased vulnerabilities result from these interconnected systems. Therefore, a new approach to how best to protect OT infrastructure components is required.

OT Network

 

Security and asset discovery needs

Asset discovery, anomaly detection, and real-time alerts are both vital to OT security. Thus, OT security systems that start in passive detection-only modes should offer a path to in-line prevention capabilities.

OT Security for Manufacturing

 

IT security practices may not translate

OT systems frequently cannot be assessed or scanned like IT assets. Doing so may result in production outages or unwanted physical impact. Because of OT system criticality, taking action based on a false-positive is not an option.

OT Security for Power Plants

 

Managed by different departments

Security should be a shared responsibility but the differing core missions of IT and OT can cause misalignment. Also, vendors may control the OT system and patching promptly – or at all – may not be an option.

OT360 designed for optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

OT Security from PacketViper

OT network segments can be easily saturated with lightweight, software-based sensors and decoys that blend into the fabric of an OT network. This increases transparency across the OT network while providing high fidelity alerts. Over time, as the solution is moved in-line, OT security managers can automatically prevent threats without manual intervention at a low cost.

OT360 overcomes traditional OT environmental challenges presented by IT systems. OT systems typically cannot be assessed or scanned like regular IT assets without generating false-positive results, resulting in unplanned downtime threatening OEE. Based on the mission-critical nature of OT systems, taking actions based on false-positive data is not an option.

 

Unique OT360 features include:

  • Lightweight, agentless solution allowing for saturation without disruption
  • Passive threat detection and traffic monitoring
  • Option to evolve from mirror mode to in-line mode
  • Supports regulatory compliance (NIST, NERC-CIP) 
  • Enterprise-wide orchestration and emergency response
  • Forensics, analytics, and analyzers.

What is OT360?

OT360 strengthens and aligns OT and IT security efforts. The solution improves visibility and gathers intelligence on network threats performing reconnaissance and moving laterally. Operators have the option to respond to attacks at wire speeds.

Once security teams are comfortable with OT360, responses can be configured. These response capabilities range from alerting, throttling communications speed, and active blocking of threats. Because of this, false positives are eliminated.

 

OT Security with enterprise-wide orchestration and emergency response

Use OT360 for enterprise-wide emergency response. In the event of an emergency, a central authority can immediately apply threat prevention rules to all locations. After that, once the threat has subsided, each location’s threat prevention rules can revert to its dormant state.