To ensure a secure automation network, you are experiencing exponential growth of network segments—islands of security with thousands of uncontrollable tunnels between them. This problem of multiplying open firewall ports is particularly apparent if you control external servers in different, co-located network segments. As automation expands to new hosts, you need to open new network ports and create new tunnels to these externally located networks.
This volume of open firewall ports compounds complexity, is time-consuming to administer, expensive and can quickly undermine your IT governance and compliance strategy.
Every time you need a new port, for example, your security team needs to evaluate, document and give approval to the network team—a significant administrative overhead. Moreover, the security officer will be alarmed by the risk to governance and compliance arising from the rapidly growing number of open firewall ports. Each one representing the increased risk of a hacking attack into your secure automation network.
Easily secure your critical network segments from threats with CA Automic Proxy. Now you can lower risk, increase control and reduce network security maintenance costs using CA Automic Proxy. Using this solution from CA Technologies, you can seal off thousands of firewall ports in your critical network segments and ensure fail-safe communication. This innovative CA Automic Proxy solution removes all incoming open ports from your secure network and adds a transparent application security layer to your CA Automic Protocol.
The result is a more secure automation environment—free of threats—significantly more control and lower network security maintenance costs.