The automation of factories, power plants, distribution centres and other production facilities rely on Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to support process control activities 24×7.
Information gathered by DCS and SCADA systems needs to be securely transferred between the plant and the business networks without jeopardising security, safety and reliability of the plant.
Over the last 12 years Owl has worked with suppliers and customers to develop a set of cyber security products that protect networks and support a wide range of data applications and interfaces used in plants. These products are currently protecting hundreds of customer sites globally.
Typically our customers use our cyber security platform as a perimeter security device to protect the process control environment. Using a data diode allows information that is essential for effective day-to-day business operations to be transferred from process control environment with the insurance that any outsider threat cannot send data to the
Utilising Owl’s data diodes as the core, 4Secure can integrate a wide range of Owl applications that allow seamless integration of cyber security whilst natively supporting industry relied upon vendors and protocols:
- GE Proficy® Historian
- OPC foundation
- Scientech R*Time®
- Database replication
Owl also supports MODBUS and OPC certified connectors that interface directly to PLCs, RTUs or other SCADA devices to move real-time plant data across network security boundaries. Owl also provides monitoring applications such as the Owl Virtual ScreenView which supports a nonintrusive monitoring of SCADA HMIs or other plant applications. In addition, Owl supports the GE OSM system, securely transferring data from the OSM server to remote monitoring centres.