In the dynamic landscape of operational technology (OT), where the convergence of IT and OT networks is reshaping industries, the need for robust network visibility has never been more critical. As Wavelink continues its commitment to providing comprehensive solutions to the channel, we’re excited to introduce our latest partner, Garland Technology, and shed light on how their innovative solutions are addressing the unique challenges of OT network visibility.

The Challenge of OT Network Visibility

Operational environments, including industries like manufacturing, energy, and utilities, rely heavily on interconnected devices and systems to drive efficiency and productivity. However, this interconnectivity also introduces complexities in monitoring and securing these networks. Traditional approaches to network visibility often fall short in OT environments due to:

  • Legacy Infrastructure: Many OT environments still operate on legacy systems that lack built-in monitoring capabilities, making it challenging to gain visibility into network traffic.
  • Real-time Monitoring: In OT environments, real-time monitoring is essential for identifying and mitigating potential threats to operational continuity. However, traditional monitoring solutions may introduce latency or disrupt critical processes.
  • Security Risks: With the rise of cyber threats targeting OT systems, organisations must have comprehensive visibility into network traffic to detect and respond to potential breaches effectively.

Garland Technology: Empowering OT Network Visibility

Garland’s suite of solutions is specifically designed to address the unique needs of OT environments, providing companies with the visibility they need to maintain operational integrity and security. Key features include:

  • Non-intrusive Monitoring: Garland Technology’s Network Test Access Points (TAPs) enable non-intrusive access to network traffic, allowing organisations to monitor data flows without disrupting critical processes.
  • Enhanced Security: By gaining comprehensive visibility into network traffic, organisations can identify anomalous behaviour and potential security threats in real-time, enhancing their overall cybersecurity posture.
  • Compliance Assurance: With regulations governing data security and privacy becoming increasingly stringent, Garland’s solutions help organisations ensure compliance by providing transparent access to network traffic for monitoring and auditing purposes.

One of the most exciting aspects of our partnership with Garland Technology is how seamlessly their solutions integrate with other leading technologies in our portfolio, such as Fortinet and Claroty.

  • By combining Garland’s network visibility solutions with Fortinet’s industry-leading cybersecurity offerings, our partners can offer their customers a comprehensive approach to network security. The synergy between these two solutions provides unparalleled visibility into network traffic, enabling proactive threat detection and rapid response capabilities.
  • For resellers catering to industrial environments, the integration between Garland Technology and Claroty is particularly compelling. Claroty’s advanced industrial cybersecurity platform, coupled with Garland’s network visibility solutions, empowers organisations to gain real-time insights into their OT networks. This integrated approach ensures not only enhanced security but also operational efficiency and regulatory compliance.

This partnership marks a significant step forward in addressing the challenges of OT network visibility. By leveraging Garland Technology’s expertise and solutions, companies can gain the visibility they need to ensure operational continuity, enhance cybersecurity, and achieve compliance in OT environments.

By offering innovative solutions, resellers can differentiate themselves in the market and provide added value to their customers, positioning themselves as trusted advisors in the realm of OT network visibility.

Together, let’s bridge the gap in OT network visibility and drive success in the digital age. If you’re interested in learning more about how Garland’s solutions can empower organisations, reach out to our team today at