Industrial Internet of Things

Enable Industry 4.0 with a multi-layered security concept

Detect threats, analyze traffic and protect the industrial network to ensure operational continuity

IT (Information Technology) meets OT (Operation Technology): Industrial control systems have not only become completely interconnected, they also increasingly access corporate IT and the Internet. Digital communication and connectivity enhance effectivity, but, at the same time, also pose security challenges to many companies.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) allows the manufacturing sector to make giant innovative leaps. But if the IIoT is to succeed, cyberattacks and network issues have to be detected in time and blocked consistently in order to ensure operational continuity and productivity.

The Industrial Network Analytics and Protection System, a multi-layered security concept by Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, allows the identification of protocols and applications in network traffic, analysis of the extracted data, visualization of anomalies and proactive protection of industrial networks.

Benefits of the Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity industrial network analytics and protection system

  • Complete insight into machine network communications
  • Early detection of threats
  • Prevention of industrial espionage and production stoppages
  • Ensuring continuous operations

Multi-layered security concept: detect, analyze and protect proactively

  • Powered by the DPI engine R&S®PACE 2  
  • Delivers high accuracy application and protocol detection
  • Extracts valuable network information
  • Early detection of problems that result from infected machine controls, misconfigurations or cyberattacks
  • The R&S aggregation and analytics platform
  • Delivers valuable insights into network traffic
  • Analysis of network and machine communication, correlation of data to visualize anomalies
  • Event monitoring pinpoints issues in the network for proactive troubleshooting without interfering with production processes
  • Based on the network analysis system
  • IT administrators can define validated data traffic
  • Allows only fully validated data traffic to enter the network
  • All other data traffic is blocked from entering or leaving the industrial network environment


Why Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

  • All solutions from a single source
  • Easy installation, operation and maintenance
  • Seamless integration into existing system without risk of production losses
  • Highly customizable and flexible
  • In-house development with technically leading deep packet inspection (DPI) engine PACE 2 and open reporting API to guarantee short response times for customizations and fixes

Survey: current challenges of Industry 4.0

In a recently published survey by IDG and Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, security is seen as an obstacle for Industry 4.0 in German speaking countries. The figure speaks for itself: 48% of CISOs fear Hacker or DDoS attacks the most.

Additional security concerns by companies are caused by:

  • Legal problems
  • Unresolved compliance issues
  • Loss of reputation/loss of trust of customers and stakeholders
  • Blackmail through ransomware and breakdowns of production facilities