Once a vague idea for philosophers to ponder, now a tangible reality: we live in a world of connected networks. Think water supply and electricity, transport systems, wearable technologies and smart cities – everything is connected. As thrilling as it may sound, the virtually limitless opportunities to make our lives better, richer and safer come with very real risks and responsibilities. At Balasys, we work to address any potential security challenge, whatever form it takes. With new threats and vulnerabilities surfacing day in day out, it is an ongoing process: finding inspired and cutting-edge solutions is what keeps our R&D team motivated. Sounds promising? Contact us for information on our demo products. Even better, we encourage you to become our Product Definition Partner and test our brand new products while we are busy working out the fine details, enabling you to translate the latest technology into business benefits.
Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS for short) form the base of critical infrastructures including, to name but a few, energy and water supply, transport and industrial production. These assets are essential for the functioning of both society and the economy.
It is easy to see why cyber-attacks against IACS have potentially devastating consequences. When it comes to intrusions in an industrial environment, the loss of control should be among the least of our concerns. Attacks – either by chance or with malicious intentions – may lead to malfunction, a complete halt to production, personal injury or environmental damage.
No system is immune to network attacks. The emergence of malware and ransomware targeting IACS/SCADA systems – in addition to the ever more sophisticated targeted APT attacks – and the increasing pace of industrial digitization lends extra urgency and makes it even more essential to enter the market with an effective product.
Our goal is to boost IT safety for IACS with maximum efficiency. To that end, we are developing a gateway adapted to the characteristics of the specific environment, keeping in mind that security measures should not interfere with the industrial process. Designed to filter known attacks and anomalies and to monitor advanced threats, the gateway performs perimeter protection tasks and provides deep security.
The project is complete with algorithms, software systems for implementation and a platform to run these systems. The solution provides efficient protection to IACS both independently or connected to the existing cyber security infrastructure, as well as the SOC, SIEM, CDMC solutions and monitoring systems that are becoming widespread. Implementation is recommended for companies with multiple locations and extensive IACS infrastructure as well as production and industrial companies with more limited resources.