Control systems are engineered to operate reliably by controlling variables that can affect safety, quality and productivity. Over time, changes to device and system configurations lead to unintended risks. Monitoring, visualizing and alerting on unusual network events helps ensure operational integrity and ongoing adherence to policies, standards and best-practices.
When making risk-based decisions, workflow-models and processes can quickly change as new information becomes available. Access to timely, relevant information about a system and interconnected devices is essential to ensuring the overall security posture of the system.
Protecting control systems from disruption and damage requires continuous monitoring and a deep level of intelligence about the health and status of the overall systems. Gaining insight to industrial networks using network monitoring enables better decisions and streamlined action-plans that can help to protect systems from unintentional and malicious harm.
When key information is available at your fingertips, better and faster decisions can be made that help offset risks and help assure safety and productivity of control system operations. Risks of downtime, disruption and even damage can be mitigated when intelligent decisions are supported with real-time.