Operational technology (OT) makes it possible for factories, power generation and transmission facilities, public transportation networks, oil and gas facilities, and utilities to function. Because these organizations provide critical products and services, they need to have a business continuity plan.
Fortinet offers an integrated solution for secure remote access that addresses the needs of OT. FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) have built-in support for IPsec virtual private networks (VPNs), which enable remote workers to connect securely to the company network from alternate work sites, whether they be company IT or OT networks. With endpoint protection provided by FortiClient and FortiToken, multi-factor authentication (MFA), combined with FortiAuthenticator single sign-on (SSO), organizations can securely support remote work and maintain business continuity. FortiPAM can be used to provide credential vaulting, zero-trust access and monitoring, and reporting of access to organizations’ most critical OT devices for privileged users.