Security, Vulnerabilities, and Patch Management
The machine has been delivered, installed, and commissioned by the OEM, and the remote connectivity vendor’s “cyber secure” certificate is hanging on your wall, but time has passed, the outdated certificate has expired, new vulnerabilities have been discovered and patches issued. The end user has to schedule downtime for the maintenance team to install patches to keep the remote access system secure to maintain service level agreements with the integrator/OEM.
ProSoft Connect is a secure cloud-native platform for the IIOT. What does this mean?
Connect is a Cloud-native service hosted on Amazon Web Services, which is a highly reliable platform with physical security built in. Connect uses a container and micro-service architecture. This increases security in multiple ways:
Anytime a vulnerability is found in a service used in Connect, we update the container(s) used in that service and immediately eliminate the threat for ALL users.
Learn more about the containers and micro-services architecture in this white paper!
Security - Aligned with IEC62443 and NIST 800-82 Industrial and Automation Security Standard
Connect does not require updates for security patches, as these are taken care of by the OS security updates. With the Connect service any hardware firmware updates can be implemented by the Owner (IT) or Administrator (Engineering team leader) during scheduled downtime, minimizing the impact of the live plant or by individual gateway when required.
Learn more in this white paper about security considerations to keep in mind when evaluating remote connectivity solutions for industrial applications.
Learn more about ProSoft Connect here.