A full Extended Internet of Things (XIoT) asset inventory is the foundation of your industrial cybersecurity journey, but gaining it requires overcoming the following key barriers:
Operational technology (OT), building management systems (BMS), and other types of industrial assets use proprietary protocols that are simply incompatible with — and thus invisible to — generalized security tools.
Industrial assets can have a decades-long lifespan, so your environment likely has a diverse mix of new and legacy devices that operate and communicate differently.
Industrial environments often comprise complex network architectures that include serial or air-gapped sections and are widely distributed across multiple physical sites.
Passive monitoring is often touted as a 100% effective, one-size-fits-all method for asset discovery. This is false. A full XIoT asset inventory requires multiple methods.
Recognizing that your industrial environment may have upwards of hundreds of proprietary protocols, our in-house researchers work tirelessly to ensure our portfolio is compatible with all protocols spanning all of your OT, BMS, IoT, and other XIoT assets. Claroty has long been the industry leader in protocol coverage, and our current tally is more than 450 and counting.
A common misconception is that asset discovery is only about identifying assets. In reality, effective industrial cybersecurity also requires visibility into how your assets communicate, their connectivity paths, the processes they underpin, and where they fit within the topology of your environment. Claroty provides this multidimensional visibility to empower you on your journey to cyber and operational resilience.
Since every industrial environment is unique, there is no one-size-fits all path to asset discovery. Complexities found in most environments limit the effectiveness of any single method — which is why Claroty offers multiple, highly flexible discovery methods that you can mix and match to gain visibility into your environment, your way. These are: passive, active, AppDB, our patent-pending Edge technology, and third-party integrations.
Any vendor can claim to offer the best asset discovery, but Claroty is the only one whose caliber of visibility is endorsed by the world’s top three automation leaders: Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and Siemens — all of which are our longtime investors, strategic partners, and loyal customers.