Water Industry Solutions OT security solutions for drinking water and wastewater operating plants
Water purification and wastewater facilities are critical for the populations they serve. Safe and clean water is essential for public health. The treatment of black water and re-capture of gray water is also important for population safety and conservation efforts. As a result, you need comprehensive infrastructure visibility, security and control from the water source through the purification/treatment process. You need Tenable.otRequest a Demo
Industrial Grade Security for Your Critical Water Infrastructure
Water purification and wastewater treatment operations are increasingly more intelligent, interconnected and digitized. Improvements for water works operations require technological advances that rely on increased interconnectivity and automation. An interconnected network, while creating great efficiencies, also yields a much wider attack surface, putting your operations at greater risk.
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Complete Visibility Across Your Water Infrastructure and Operations
Water facilities contain a host of different industrial operations. Each of these processes require an intricate choreography involving IT and OT operations working together. For this reason, you need a complete and de-siloed view of your converged environment. This includes visibility at the network level to identify questionable or anomalous traffic, and at the device level to find infected IT and OT devices.
Download the Industrial Cybersecurity for OT Environments solution brief.
Proactively Disrupt Attack Vectors
Centralized, autonomously run drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) have replaced siloed process operations. Decisions in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are increasingly automated, and require a deep understanding and knowledge of system operations to pre-empt incidents.
Proactively find weak spots in your OT environment by using attack vectors, which identify from where an attack may be launched or a weakness taken advantage of. Find more threats by leveraging a combination of powerful threat detection engines, which alert potential incidents regardless of the source.
Watch our on-demand webcast: Anatomy of a Breach - about a recent attack on water infrastructure and what we can learn from it.
Inventory and Track Assets
Water facilities tend to have large infrastructures. Many different devices spread across a vast area and sometimes across several networks. Networks generally have multi-generations of devices in addition to a variety of makes and models. Your OT solution should be able to combine several discovery methods to create an updated asset inventory of your entire distributed environment.
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Identify and Score Vulnerabilities
Due to the "always-on" requirement for DWTPs and WWTPs, when you discover a vulnerability it’s difficult to stop operations to perform routine maintenance or apply patches.
Instead, proactively identify and remediate vulnerabilities before attackers exploit them. Drawing on comprehensive and detailed asset tracking capabilities, Tenable.ot uses a Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR) that generates a score and triaged list of relevant threats. This is based on the specific equipment in your environment so you know what to fix first.
Learn more about Predictive Prioritization.
Know When Change Happens
Configuration control tracks malware and user-executed changes made over your network or directly to a device. This provides a full history of device configuration changes over time. It enables administrators to establish a backup snapshot with the "last known good state" for faster recovery and compliance with industry regulations.
Read our white paper on Configuration Control.
Tenable.ot Solution Delivers
Speed and Efficiency
Given the size and complexity of your SCADA environment, automated asset discovery is a “must-have.” Tenable.ot automatically collects and displays huge amounts of data that would have taken weeks for your team to manually gather. With Tenable.ot, you’ll always have visibility and drill-down details in real-time.
Stronger Security With Situational Awareness
With Tenable.ot’s hybrid detection engine, you’ll gain the security you need at the device and network levels. With a strong asset inventory, you’ll always know exactly what is in your environment, down to backplane and ladder logic.
Regulatory Compliance and Expert Support
With detailed audit trails combined with Tenable engineer support, you’ll be up and running quickly and have all the data you need to meet requirements and maintain complete visibility and control over all of your industrial operations.
"We chose Tenable.ot for its unique ability to monitor, proactively detect and alert our staff to any changes made to our industrial control systems that could impact their integrity and proper operation."Steve Worley, SCADA security manager for the City of Raleigh