Garland Technology, a leading provider of Network TAP, Network Packet Broker, Inline Bypass solutions and Dragos Inc. a worldwide leader in cybersecurity for industrial controls systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) environments, declared a collaboration that will improve visibility, control, and cyber resilience across vital infrastructure network systems.

The Dragos Platform and Garland Technology’s network TAP products integrate to make ICS/OT network infrastructures more secure. The Dragos Platform receives the appropriate data at the right time from Garland Technology’s visibility solutions.

“Securing industrial networks is an exciting space as more ICS/OT teams embrace cybersecurity best practices. To ensure tools like the Dragos Platform protect industrial networks without creating added vulnerabilities, we have specialized network TAPs and accessories for these environments. Our OT solutions are ideal for networks prone to small spaces, vibration, extreme temperatures, and data diode requirements. Connecting security tools to OT networks using our data diode TAPs ensure tools see the required traffic and never send unwanted traffic back into the industrial network. We enjoy removing obstacles with our products so ICS/OT teams can successfully protect their industrial networks.” states Chris Bihary, CEO of Garland Technology.

The Dragos Platform allows customers to visualise industrial assets and their communications, detect threats as they happen, and applies prescriptive workbench tools for more effective investigations and reaction while minimising operational implications on the existing security team.

The integrated solution increases visibility for OT and IT teams, lowering the risk of production line disruption across critical infrastructures in energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and building automation.

Josh Carlson, Senior Business Development Manager at Dragos states “The Dragos Platform employs threat behaviour analytics to provide unparalleled detection of adversaries targeting industrial control systems (ICS). Furthermore, the Dragos threat behaviour analytics map to the ICS-ATT&CK framework from MITRE, an ICS-specific threat behaviour framework built to characterize the activity found uniquely in ICS/OT environments. Protecting your operation from threats and anomalies requires deep packet-level visibility and accurate information. Together, we reduce blind spots, enabling safe, continuous monitoring of industrial networks for asset identification and threat detection, helping to eliminate the barriers to digital transformation.”