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Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform That Protects Your ICS and SCADA Networks

SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have undergone dramatic transformations in recent decades. It’s no longer isolated, proprietary systems based on serial protocols but highly interconnected systems that leverage the Internet protocol and commercial off-the-shelf solutions. While the business benefits of this integration of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have been many, the modernization has also increased the risk of cyberthreats compromising the availability of the process and well-being of personnel, citizens, economies and the environment.


Business Drivers

Owner-operators of critical infrastructure face many challenges in securing ICS/SCADA networks:

• Improving visibility of network traffic, usage and associated risks
• Protecting unpatchable critical assets from sophisticated threats
• Safely allowing external access and usage of networked applications
• Improving incident response time and reducing complexity.

Business Benefits

Our Next-Generation Security Platform protects ICS/SCADA networks via:

  • Deep packet inspection technology that provides intuitive and actionable intelligence about network traffic.
  • Granular control over applications, users, content and web traffic.
  • Native protection against both known and unknown threats.
  • Centralized management that expedites forensics and remediation.
  • Threat correlation and the option to automate security policies for indicators of compromise relevant to your business concerns.
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Operational Benefits

The benefits of our platform include:

  • Increased situational awareness that promotes faster incident response and security policy improvement.
  • A least-privilege access model reduces the attack footprint, promoting safe IT/OT integration and use of web/SaaS.
  • Tightly integrated threat prevention deters modern malware and advanced persistent threats across the entire attack lifecycle.