IT and OT Convergence

The integration of Information Technology (IT) systems used for data-orientated computing with Operational Technology (OT) systems that monitor industrial processes, events and devices is a key focus for many organizations today. These organizations realise they now need to capture and analyze all relevant data for more accurate and informed decision-making.

The OT side - typically Industrial Control Systems - has not been integrated into IT systems but has been isolated, often to individual locations. However, organisations are now moving towards the integration of communications and networking in industrial environments and automating many processes. This is integral to the growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

IT/OT convergence is a critical step in the move towards more comprehensive monitoring of all stages of manufacturing processes, enabling more direct intervention, and providing the ability to analyze and act on output data from anywhere in the world quickly and effectively.

The Sightline EDM platform enables the collection of data in real time across the production line, optimizing production efficiency through actionable intelligence. Combine this with the Unisys Stealth® solution, which protects data in transit in a Zero Trust environment, and you have a comprehensive full featured solution that enables the IT and OT convergence that manufacturers are seeking.

In addition, the solution achieves cryptographic zoning on LAN/WAN, public networks and 5G and can also automatically provide alerts on operational abnormalities which may represent security issues.

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