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Actively Monitor

Network equipment and traffic health should be actively monitored like any other plant utility with an associated action plan when issues manifest. management, and extend the life of legacy systems.

Intrusion detection systems and systematic review of access logs complete the system to ensure a smooth running, secure network.

Security by Design

A quality security design is integrated at each level providing a layered approach to possible threats.

Whether a new design, upgrading a legacy system, or just adding new equipment, there are advantages to start laying the foundation of good security design now to continue building on.

OT vs IT

A manufacturing plant network is complex with competing goals for a single traditional IT or plant operations engineer to keep a well running network.

Lucid has experience bringing these departments together, early in the design, to reduce startup issues and deliver a solid solution for each stakeholder.

Forward-Looking Security and Network Designs

The IT/OT convergence provides opportunities and challenges to apply the best practices from both departments keeping in mind the primary goal to keep the business running and financially secure.

We help keep the understanding of how small changes to the network and computer systems impact the plant as a whole while applying a best-practice, layered approach to security.

Multiple layers of defenses can be implemented should one be compromised. Items such as firewalls with strict rulesets, intrusion detection systems, centrally managed anti-virus and patching, network storm mitigation, and isolating legacy components are all available on the plant floor now.

About Lucid

Lucid Automation and Security delivers production critical, technically-difficult industrial automation and network projects on time.

By tackling engaging projects, creating measurable value, and making our client partners look good, we are cultivating an environment in which our employees and partners are proud to associated.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lucid primarily services the local biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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Virtualization Advantage
Virtualization has become standard in industry because of its many advantages at all stages of a plant's system life-cycle.

For new systems, the reduction time in development and testing is key. Especially in regulated environments where rigid change control exists. Moving systems from the development environment to the production environment is straight forward.

Systems in their prime can leverage virtualization to consolidate hardware, formalize a disaster recovery plan, or regressively apply redundancy/fail over features. In most cases these can be applied without requiring re-testing of the system

Legacy systems can have their life much beyond the availability of hardware or software upgrade availability. Special considerations will be needed for security of the network, but overall a cost effective means to keep production going.

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