Rapidly connect and segment any device, anywhere in the world
The problems holding your business back
While the push towards smart cities and buildings has the promise of unlocking tremendous value, it also comes with significant networking and security challenges. Most commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings today are outfitted with building automation systems, however, in many cases these systems can pose major security risks by opening up new attack vectors on the network. It’s risky to prioritize connectivity of these systems over security, but businesses are doing just that, exposing them to costly, brand tarnishing cyber breaches.
To achieve connectivity and segmentation today, we use a mix of firewall rules, Access Control Lists, VLANs, VPNs, and other technologies, which create complex overhead and are limited in terms of the type of devices and machines they can connect.
Challenges surrounding building automation systems:
- Many systems run different protocols, like BACnet for example, making it difficult to integrate and secure devices and systems.
- Hackers can steal credentials to gain access to vendor-controlled systems, and then exploit vulnerabilities and/or poorly managed privileges to move laterally across the internal network.
- Conflicting IP addressing schemas create an inflexible networking architecture.
Identity-Defined Networking (IDN) - The Way Forward
With Identity-Defined Networking, it’s easy to connect any device, anywhere in the world. Now you can easily apply a defense in depth strategy that lowers risk across your organization. Significantly reduce your CapEx and OpEx by automating segmentation and network policies, while eliminating unnecessary spend on manual, error-prone tools and technologies. And, since IDN is secure by default, your network attack surface disappears.