Vital infrastructures are controlled via several Process Control Systems (PCS). These were until recently specific systems. To increase efficiency Process Control Systems are more and more connected to the office network and internet.
Due to the connection of the Process Control Systems to the internet and that they don’t always have the latest software versions there is a risk that these systems can be hacked. The effects of a successful attack on a nuclear power station, airport or railway network are unforeseeable. Criminals nowadays know that they can earn a lot of money by manipulation of control systems like measurement systems.
The solution for this security issue is MagiCtwin by Compumatica. With MagiCtwin access to the PCS systems from the internet is protected which makes attacks from the outside impossible.
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.
- Network completely shielded
- Special proxies
- Extra security by firewalls
- Efficient central management
- Suitable for industrial environments