As today’s Operational Technology (OT) environments converge with IT networks, they are increasingly exposed to Internet threats. In fact, attacks on industry – manufacturing, oil and gas, the grid, and so on – are becoming common.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is quite different than IT. OT machines were not designed to operate on a network and are not network-aware. Therefore, OT requires a brand new approach to cybersecurity — traditional perimeter firewalls are designed to solve a different problem.
With the cloud-based Bayshore IT/OT Gateway™, Bayshore is defining a new product category, designed from the ground up for the Industrial IoT. Our Gateway software provides:
♦ the efficiency of the cloud ♦ the granularity of content inspection ♦ the industrial protocol and application domain knowledge ♦ the massive scalability ♦ and the policy flexibility required to protect today’s industrial networks, applications, machines and workers.
Bayshore provides security and operational policy for Industrial Controls systems in Discrete Manufacturing and Process Manufacturing.
The Bayshore platform protects substation and power generation equipment at Utilities and production environments at Oil & Gas facilities.
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What is the Industrial Internet of Things?
The Industrial IoT refers to connected machines — specifically, industrial machines that are now connected to the Internet. Traditionally used for Operational Technology (OT), this industrial equipment is being increasingly managed by IT networks, introducing a new layer of complexity. Bayshore Networks was founded to protect Industrial IoT networks, applications, machines and workers from the threats of the Internet.
The Bayshore IT/OT Gateway is an operational and security policy platform for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). IACS encompasses several types of control systems used in industrial production, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS) and other smaller control system configurations such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) often found in the industrial sectors and critical infrastructures. IACSs are typically used in manufacturing, the power grid, water, and oil & gas.