SD-WAN for Smart Buildings
Our SMART Edge SD-WAN solution is specifically designed to address the unique cybersecurity challenges associated with smart buildings.
Why do I need SD-WAN?
As smart buildings become increasingly prevalent, the need for robust cybersecurity solutions to protect these critical infrastructures grows as well. The rise of OT devices and interconnected systems has resulted in a more complex network environment, increasing the attack surface and exposing smart buildings to various cybersecurity threats. To ensure the continuous operation of these buildings and the safety of their occupants, organisations must prioritise the implementation of comprehensive cybersecurity solutions.
What is the SMART Edge?
Our SMART Edge SD-WAN solution offers a powerful and effective approach to securing smart building infrastructures by providing a comprehensive set of features and capabilities. Key features include:
The SMART Edge solution offers centralised network management, providing organisations with a unified platform for configuring, monitoring, and managing their entire smart building network. This centralisation enables organisations to:
- Obtain a comprehensive view of their network infrastructure, allowing for quick identification and remediation of potential issues.
- Streamline the management of diverse OT devices and systems, ensuring consistent security measures across the entire network.
- Efficiently allocate resources and optimise network performance by gaining insights into network usage patterns and trends.
- Simplify the process of updating and patching devices and systems, enhancing the overall security posture of the smart building.
The SMART Edge SD-WAN solution allows for the creation of secure network segments, isolating critical systems and sensitive data from potential threats. This segmentation:
- Reduces the risk of lateral movement by attackers within the network, ensuring that a breach in one area does not compromise the entire smart building infrastructure.
- Enhances the protection of legacy systems by limiting their exposure to other parts of the network.
- Facilitates compliance with industry-specific regulations and standards by segregating different types of data and systems.
- Improves network performance by minimising the impact of potential security incidents on other network segments.
The SMART Edge SD-WAN integrates advanced threat protection features, such as intrusion prevention systems (IPS), next-generation firewalls (NGFW), and secure web gateways (SWG), providing comprehensive protection against a wide range of cyber threats. These features:
- Enable proactive threat detection and mitigation, minimising the potential impact of cyberattacks on the smart building infrastructure.
- Protect against malware, ransomware, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, ensuring the continuous operation of critical building functions.
- Enhance the security of data transmission between OT devices, sensors, and building management systems, maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data.
The SMART Edge SD-WAN is designed to be highly scalable and flexible, allowing organisations to easily expand their smart building infrastructure and adapt to evolving cybersecurity requirements. This scalability and flexibility:
- Enable seamless accommodation of additional traffic and security demands as new OT devices and systems are added to the network.
- Facilitate the integration of emerging technologies and security solutions, ensuring that the smart building network remains up-to-date and resilient against new threats.
- Allow organisations to tailor the SMART Edge solution to their specific needs and requirements, optimising protection and performance.
The SMART Edge appliance supports the deployment of virtual machines (VMs) at the network edge, enabling the hosting of vulnerability scanners, building analytics data collectors, and other security tools. By running these tools directly at the edge, organisations can:
- Efficiently collect and analyse data from OT devices and systems, identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities.
- Enhance the protection of both modern OT devices and legacy systems by deploying security tools and services closer to the source of potential threats.
- Improve decision-making and optimise building performance by leveraging real-time insights and analytics.
- Minimise the latency and bandwidth requirements associated with transmitting data to centralised analytics platforms, reducing the overall network load and improving performance.
What are the benefits of SMART Edge for Smart Building Cyber Security?
Implementing our SMART Edge SD-WAN solution offers numerous benefits for organisations looking to enhance the cybersecurity of their smart buildings. These benefits include:
The centralised network management capabilities of the SMART Edge SD-WAN solution provides organisations with improved visibility and control over their smart building network infrastructure. By leveraging this solution, organisations can:
- Gain a comprehensive view of all devices, systems, and data flows within the network, allowing for efficient identification and remediation of potential vulnerabilities.
- Implement consistent security policies and configurations across the entire network, reducing the risk of security gaps and inconsistencies.
- Monitor network performance and resource allocation in real-time, optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of the smart building infrastructure.
The advanced threat protection features integrated into the SMART Edge solution enable organisations to proactively detect and respond to a wide range of cyber threats. With this solution, organisations can:
- Minimise the potential impact of cyberattacks on their smart building infrastructure through rapid detection and response capabilities.
- Protect against a diverse array of threats, including malware, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and more, ensuring the continuous operation of critical building functions.
- Enhance the security of data transmissions between OT devices, sensors, and building management systems by implementing secure communication protocols and encryption mechanisms.
The secure network segmentation capabilities of the SMART Edge SD-WAN solution facilitate compliance with industry-specific regulations and standards. By using this solution, organisations can:
- Isolate sensitive data and systems within dedicated network segments, reducing the risk of unauthorised access or data breaches.
- Streamline the process of demonstrating compliance to auditors and regulators by providing a clear and organised network architecture.
- Easily update and modify network configurations to accommodate changes in regulatory requirements or industry best practices.
Implementing the SMART Edge SD-WAN solution can result in a reduced total cost of ownership for smart building cybersecurity. The benefits associated with this reduction include:
- Lowering the costs associated with deploying and maintaining multiple point solutions by consolidating network security and management functions within a single, comprehensive solution.
- Reducing the resource demands and complexity associated with managing a diverse array of OT devices and systems, freeing up IT staff to focus on other critical tasks.
- Minimising the financial impact of security incidents and downtime through proactive threat detection and mitigation capabilities.
The edge virtualisation and analytics capabilities of the SMART Edge appliance enable organisations to efficiently collect, analyse, and leverage data from their smart building infrastructure. By utilising these features, organisations can:
- Gain real-time insights into the performance and security of their smart building network, allowing for data-driven decision-making and optimisation efforts.
- Improve the protection of OT devices and legacy systems by deploying security tools and services directly at the network edge.
- Reduce the latency and bandwidth requirements associated with transmitting data to centralised analytics platforms, improving overall network performance and efficiency.
A Solution You Can Count On
We are proud to have the inhouse capabilities to both install and manage the Juberi SMART Edge on your behalf, making us the perfect one stop solution for improving the efficiency and security of your smart building.
To find out more about the Juberi SMART Edge SD-WAN solution and why it plays a pivotal role in the development and protection of your Smart Building then please contact us.
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