Zero Trust, IDMZ and Network Segmentation
The importance of secure perimeters in digital transformation
Productivity management systems, like enterprise asset management and ERP applications, all require data from the plant floor. This data continues to increase operational efficiency. Yet threat actors can leverage the same connectivity to breach networks.
Deploying a secure boundary, called an Industrial Demilitarized Zone (IDMZ), to separate business systems from production operations is a best practice for helping protect ICS. This boundary helps prevent breaches in IT from accessing OT networks and controllers.
Along with IDMZ, Zero Trust micro segmentation can then further guard business critical assets, using firewalls, highly granular access and identity policies and other steps.
A connected enterprise requires a comprehensive approach to network segmentation, including IDMZ, and an expert partner who understands how to apply strategies such as Zero Trust in industrial environments. Rockwell Automation has the industrial expertise to keep your critical assets safe and secure, without jeopardizing uptime or productivity.