Advanced Threat Protection for Industrial Control Systems and Operational Technology
Published by Fortinet
As digital innovation initiatives dissolve the operational technology (OT) network boundaries, from IT networks (also known as the “air gap”), OT networks have become a target of a growing number of attacks. Application control and intrusion prevention (IPS) technologies that are integrated into every FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) can uniquely identify traffic from 55 different OT applications and protocols with more than 1,850 unique application control signatures to protect against advanced threats. In addition, IPS signatures can also virtually patch OT applications and protocols.
FortiGuard Labs leverages OT-specific knowledge and the analysis of billions of security events per day to generate threat intelligence and develop application control and IPS signatures. This combination of application control and OT-specific threat intelligence enables OT operators to define and enforce robust threat protection through application-specific firewall policies and virtual patching within their OT environments without causing any performance impacts.