OT/ICS network management
OT networks are different from IT networks. They are more complex, several layers deep, use different protocols, and may include legacy fieldbusses. If you operate hundreds of OT networks, many of them critical, OT-BASE is the tool to stay on top of the game.
Discover network details automatically
Typical OT networks are so complex that any attempt to discover and document them manually is a waste of time. OT-BASE automatically discovers network details from MAC address to overall topology. Asset discovery is executed de-centrally and supports routing.
Use L1/L2/L3 topology diagrams
A picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is that more true than in network management. But manually drawn topology diagrams using Visio just don’t live up to the promise. OT-BASE automatically draws super clean topology diagrams, even for complex networks with hundreds of endpoints, or ring topologies. Topology diagrams are interactive. You can pan and zoom, highlight network neighbors by hovering over an endpoint, or drill down into device details with double-click.
Manage IP address usage
How much address space do you have left in a given network? What’s the next spare IP address? Do you have duplicate IP addresses? OT-BASE helps you to answer these questions in seconds.
Manage switch port usage
Are there free ports on that switch? What is the next available port number? Which endpoints are connected? Is a specific port up or down, and what are its settings (VLAN, speed, duplex, media type)? See it at a glance in OT-BASE Asset Center.
Check for new devices
Had there been new devices added to the network last week? What about three weeks ago? OT-BASE tells the story. From the dashboard, simply double click an entry in the table to get all the details.
Check inter-network data flow
Ever wondered what data is entering and leaving that network? Is there any traffic from the Internet coming in? The data flow details in OT-BASE allow for an easy check of ultimate security relevance.
Inspect field busses as well as IP networks
In addition to TCP/IP, there are often more exotic networks to be found in OT environments. Device Level Ring, Profibus, SERCOS are just a few of them which you also want to account for. No problem with OT-BASE.
Identify endpoints in seconds
Which device is using a given IP or MAC address? Just type in the address in OT-BASE’s quick search field and press Enter. Bingo, there’s your device — along with all its details, such as make and model, location, installed firmware etc.
Create reports that stand out
Need to share a report on network details with others? How about automatically creating connectivity tables as a fancy Excel file, along with some charts? Or exporting topology diagrams to Visio with a single mouse click?