This guide describes a high-level reference architecture for securing operational technology (OT), industrial internet of things (IIoT), and industrial control systems (ICSs) in industrial manufacturing networks. The industrial architecture provides an overview for using the Palo Alto Networks’ Zero Trust OT Security solution to get asset visibility and inventory, segmentation, least privilege access policy, native enforcement of security policies, built-in threat prevention, incident investigation, and continuous monitoring to secure industrial networks.
The Palo Alto Networks approach to securing manufacturing builds on a strategic, platform-based framework to prevent, detect, and stop advanced attacks. This allows manufacturers to manage digital transformation while consistently securing assets, users, applications, and data. Aligning with key industrial standards (IEC 62443, NIST 800-82) and a Zero Trust methodology, Palo Alto Networks offers a unique security solution that provides the needed asset-security capabilities via our NGFW, security services, coupled with the Industrial OT Security service.