Defend Physical & Logical Infrastructure Against Targeted Attacks
There exists clear, undeniable evidence for the immediate and ongoing need for advanced security solutions to protect the critical infrastructure managed by both private and government entities. The time is now for utilities, governments, transportation departments and others responsible for infrastructure to thoroughly inventory their critical assets (CA) and critical cyber assets (CAA).
While voids in security may be vast and diversified, organizations can focus on specific areas: deploying multifactor authentication for physical/logical access; implementing strong authentication for remote access; properly issuing smartcard for stronger identity assurance; and issuing digital certificates to machines and devices.Request to be Contacted
When defending critical infrastructure, it’s necessary to authenticate the identity of an individual, device or machine that requires access to sensitive networks, facilities or information.
Organizations only need a comprehensive software authentication platform to efficiently issue, manage, authenticate and revoke digital identities. This chain of trust — made possible by issuing a digital certificate to every person, device, computer or machine — is the first step in protecting critical infrastructure against hack, breach, physical assault or global espionage.
Entrust IdentityGuard delivers an unmatched breadth of capabilities and flexibility to meet the most demanding security environments, and also helps utilities comply with upcoming mandates in North America and Europe.
Comprehensive physical and logical access is secured by the use of digital certificates, public key infrastructure (PKI) and a proven strong authentication platform — key technology in defending critical infrastructure.
Entrust is distinct in being able to bring together all of the elements necessary for physical and logical access solutions — on a single software platform — and provide the PKI to issue and manage digital certificates, which are deployed to smartcards, mobile devices or USBs and distributed to end-users.
Compliance to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection standards calls for a truly integrated physical and logical solution that’s compatible with both legacy and modern systems.
Entrust IdentityGuard may be deployed as an easy-to-use, fully integrated in-house solution, or as a managed service where card issuance is managed offsite and delivered to the utility organization as a service. Plus, Entrust IdentityGuard issuance-approval workflow, along with the related logs, will serve as evidence for CIP audits to prove compliance.