Automotive Network SolutionsEnsure network efficiency and security with real-time monitoring
The global automotive industry is expected to grow to about $9 trillion by 2030. To maintain a competitive edge, automotive manufacturers are exploring the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to transform traditional facilities into high-visibility, data-driven plants. To maintain operations by 2030, digital facilities are a must. Some of the high-value use cases for digital transformation in the automotive industry are scalable production management, asset optimization, real-time operational data intelligence, and digital workforce productivity. Integration between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) is critical to realizing and executing the initiatives that must be undertaken to achieve those four use cases. Typical OT networks are comprised of switches, monitors, sensors, valves, and manufacturing devices managed by an Industrial Control System (ICS).
Integration of IT and OT networks means an improved understanding of factory operations, often resulting in a significant reduction of machine downtime, improved production, and higher quality control. IIoT enables automakers to not only monitor production for hiccups and faults, but also drive a sustainable growth of the enterprise thanks to greater access to data streams.
But as IIoT offers new opportunities and revenue streams, it also introduces new challenges. IIoT connects the physical machines and equipment in a factory, smart products, and the whole supply chain to the digital world of cloud, IoT devices, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. Connectivity is a double-edged sword, as it opens to vulnerability issues like cyber-threats and operational incidents. To gain full visibility of the data streams of any automotive manufacturing plant the best strategy is by monitoring the full spectrum, at the network level for the entire data workflow of all infrastructure components.
Monitoring automotive network infrastructures provides its own set of challenges:
- Delivering real-time data
- Streamlining business activities
- Remote diagnostics & repair
- Detecting networking and operational issues before they cause downtime
- Preventing unplanned downtime due to equipment failure
- Remote access control
- Remote troubleshooting (intermittent) issues on hard to reach locations
Maintain high network quality and boost productivity
Constantly monitoring the health and performance of the entire IT and OT network infrastructure is the best practice to prevent outages, ensure security, and mitigate cyber risks. Monitoring packet-level insights into the networks is the only way to gain real-time visibility. Where to start?
Accessing the network traffic
Get a reliable, real-time overview of the network with physical and virtual TAPs placed at strategic points, and Bypass TAPs for an extra layer of security.
Managing & optimizing data flow
Build a visibility architecture with the help of Network Packet Brokers (NPB) to deliver actionable network data to monitoring and security tools.
Data capture and analysis
Leave no blind spots: get dedicated tools that enable monitoring on the spot, but also remotely, as well as back-in-time analysis. In particular, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) allows drilling down into the metadata extracted from network packets to identify what protocols and applications are being used, who is using them, and from what devices. With this level of network traffic analysis, it is possible to detect the actual packets involved in client conversations and identify the root cause of technical or security issues.
Real-time network monitoring starts with high-quality infrastructures. Discover the Profitap portfolio, or request a quote for customized automotive network monitoring infrastructure solutions.
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