Software-only product =
easy deployment + scalability
Forget hardware appliances that you have to install in every network. Forget SPAN ports and dedicated discovery networks. OT-BASE requires nothing like that. It’s a software-only product that can be deployed easily at a global scale.
OT-BASE features a distinct two-tier architecture with a de-central discovery component in tier 1 and a central database server in tier 2.
Simple, efficient, reliable.
Tier 1: Discovery
Asset Discovery nodes are installed in process networks. OT-BASE Asset Discovery is NOT an agent, meaning it does NOT need to be installed on every endpoint.
Where you place Asset Discovery, and how many discovery nodes you need, only depends on your network architecture. In a tightly segregated architecture you place Asset Discovery behind the firewall and let it communicate outbound to Asset Center.
OT-BASE Asset Discovery is a Windows service that requires Microsoft Windows 7 or higher.
Tier 2: Data consolidation, user access, enterprise integration
OT-BASE Asset Center works as a central asset database where all asset information from all discovery nodes is consolidated. Asset Center is installed only once in the organization, and it is usually placed in the enterprise network. This way users from different departments (IT security, engineering, maintenance, …) all have access to asset data, depending on their respective access rights.
OT-BASE Asset Center is delivered as a Docker container. You must have Docker installed in order to install Asset Center, preferably on Linux. The Docker container contains all necessary software components for Asset Center, such as a web browser and database. You don’t need to install or maintain these components separately. There is also no need to inspect or change the content of the container.