Critical Manufacturing is crucial to economic prosperity and continuity. An attack on certain elements of the manufacturing industry could disrupt essential functions on a national level and across multiple critical infrastructure sectors. For manufacturing organisations relying on inter-connected power-driven machinery, a cyberattack on this infrastructure may cause significant economic loss due to manufacturing downtime, damage to equipment as well as safety risks to personnel.
Our solution can protect your discrete and process manufacturing assets, today, and in the future.
Why Choose SNOK?
- No maintenance required
- Tiny footprint
- Backwards compatible
- Quick and easy to install
Programmable Logic Controllers, PLCs, are the automation workhorses of modern manufacturing industry and processing plants. PLCs are rugged, reliable devices used to control often critical processes and activities performed by robotic devices. PLCs themselves and the Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) networks using them, have traditionally not been designed with security in mind, mainly relying on being air gapped from other networks. Today’s IACS are however integrated with modern IT systems to an increasing degree. This new reality makes modern industrial operations more efficient and safer, but also exposed to the cyber threats IT systems have been facing for decades. Unauthorized tampering with a PLC can at best cause production downtime. Accidents and massive destruction can also be the result.
The SNOK® PLC Threat Detection solution can be installed either as an appliance in the PLC network or as a software package running as a Virtual Machine on available hardware in the network. This solution monitors PLCs and will detect early signs of tampering. The solution can also be combined with the SNOK® Network Intrusion Detection System that will detect any abnormal attempts to contact PLCs over the network. For a complete monitoring solution SNOK® Equipment Monitoring should also be installed on Windows / Linux devices that communicate with PLCs, for example HMIs, servers, historians and workstations to ensure early warnings of attacks on these devices.