SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Auconet, leading provider of IT network security, discovery, management, and control on a single pane of glass, today unveiled, at the RSA Conference, monitoring and access control for industrial networks and SCADA-linked devices, with BICS for Industrial Security.
This new module of the BICS (Business Infrastructure Control Solution) platform provides the same robust and field-proven functionality as Auconet BICS for Security, extending the platform for industrial applications. BICS for Security, included for four years in Gartner Magic Quadrant for NAC, is already proven to effectively protect vast, heterogeneous IT networks at hundreds of banks, manufacturers, and retailers.
BICS for Industrial Security extends BICS for Security in the following ways:
- Discovers and recognizes thousands of types of IP-addressable industrial devices, equipment brands and models, including MOXA, Phoenix, Hirschmann, Siemens, Belden, Schneider, Sixnet, as well as Cisco, HP, Dell, etc.
- Communicates with these industrial devices in their native command set, enabling control and efficiency not previously available in industrial networks.
- Captures a wide range of data and real-time reporting attributes that are tailored to the needs of industrial control networks and systems for manufacturers, utilities, transportation, energy, and mining companies.
- Specifically designed for managing, controlling, and securing critical infrastructures.
Security Advantages Plus Single-Pane-of-Glass Productivity Gains
Auconet BICS for Security delivers massive productivity gains. Operators control all devices from a single pane of glass that enables simplified, visual, intuitive network operations. The gains in operator productivity are even more dramatic with BICS for Industrial Security. Berlin Water Works, which supplies clean water to 3.9 million people, implemented Auconet BICS and has gone from 90 to three operators overseeing its extensive network of valves, pumps, and machinery. "Auconet infrastructure control boosts our security, cuts our service costs, and gets our machinery back online faster, in many cases without operator intervention," said Michael Böttcher, IT Security Engineer, Berlin Water Works.
Scalability and Reliability
"Utilities, manufacturers, transportation, mining, and energy companies need the same 100% network visibility and control that banks, retailers, and healthcare organizations, among others, have experienced with BICS for Security," said Frank Winter, CEO of Auconet. "They need real-time network access control, monitoring, and asset management for their infrastructures, which are often located at many sites around the world. BICS for Industrial Security enables operators to view and control all devices on a single pane of glass with navigable, drillable views, and great ease of use."
Auconet provides next-generation ITOM to Global 1000 enterprises, via its comprehensive platform for the integration of all IT Operations Management areas. Auconet BICS provides centralized, data-rich, visual infrastructure and systems control, via a single pane of glass, for an unprecedented level of IT and Industrial network management. BICS is proven to manage vast, global IT operations, covering 100% of their endpoints, devices, systems and IoT devices.
Ives Brant, Marketing