What’s with Operational Technology?

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Oct 19, 2021 9:06:10 AM

Operational Technology (OT) has become a very common talking point around the Cyber Advisors office. For starters, let’s define OT.

OT is industrial level control systems that are typically outside of the IT realm. Some examples of OT are Energy Grids, video recording systems, security badges/fobs, elevators, fire sprinkler systems, and gas pipelines. Many of these systems are IoT based. Some are much more industrial based such as PLC controls for turning a switch on and off.

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Topics: security, Fortinet, cybersecurity, Operational Technology, OT

SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) – Creating Efficiencies at your Secure Edge

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Dec 1, 2020 2:15:41 PM

In the world of next generation and emerging technology, Edge networking is unquestionably a hot topic. With 70% of the worlds data created at a network edge, IT professionals are challenged with what platforms of technology are needing to be implemented on your network edge or branch locations.

Not only do we have to think about branches. What about a farmer sending GPS data to the cloud for more accurate planting and fertilization? The Edge is among us, and let the challenges of securing and delivering maximum WAN performance at the edge is key. SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is the latest platform in delivering a secure edge.

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Topics: Secure Access, SD-WAN, SASE, Fortinet

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