In the smart industry (Industry 4.0), industrial systems and sensors are at the heart of organizations. Organization’s main concern is that these systems have to be operational 24 hours 365 days a year. They are so important and may not be out of service for more than 5 minutes. Security comes after operational results and that makes the systems and sensors more vulnerable to attacks.
With the use of MagiCtwin, these problems belong to the past. Extra security will no longer influence the 100% availability. Indeed, the OT network can be fully separated from the IT network. Depending on the needs of the customer the MagiCtwin can have one-way or controlled two-way network communication.
MagiCtwin consists of one device with two compartments, which are completely separated from each other. Both compartments are designed to work independently from one another and have their own motherboard, power and network connections. The MagiCtwin can be delivered in two different models: MagiCtwin Diode or MagiCtwin Firewall2.
The MagiCtwin Diode is a classic data diode, where only one-way traffic is possible. By having one-way network communication, the OT and IT network can be fully separated and there is no communication traffic possible from the OT to the IT network. Successful attacks from the outside, for example, from the internet are no longer possible.
With the use MagiCtwin Firewall2 two-way network communication is possible. However, thanks to both firewalls, it can be fully regulated. With a double firewall, specific protocols can be allowed, while others will be blocked.
With the NextGen application layer 7 Firewall all IP packets will first be checked before they are allowed in the network. The firewall combines user-friendliness with high security due to the principle of ‘everything which is not allowed, is strictly forbidden’.