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Critical Infrastructure is made up of the assets, systems, and networks, both physical and virtual, that are vital to public health and safety as well as national economic security. There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors including: chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government facilities, healthcare and public health, information technology, nuclear reactors, materials and waste, transportation system, and water and wastewater systems. Each sector relies on its own Security Team to design a compliant system that assures the safety of its people, property, and assets.

Most well-designed systems include detection, alarms, intercoms, video, access control, Security Guards (man and/or robotic), parking lots with barriers, and more.  After careful planning, installation, and testing of an appropriate security system, Security Teams must develop processes to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur. This can be a mighty challenge in such complex environments.

Most Critical Infrastructure Sectors do not have fully integrated security devices and services. In fact, multiple technologies often operating in silos, make it difficult to understand the complete picture. What’s more, most systems are not set up to monitor the operating status of each device or application. This makes it impossible to detect when something is down or compromised. Security Teams require tools that offer detection as well as 24/7 remote and instant access along with the speedy dissemination of good and productive information.

This is why forward thinking Critical Infrastructure Sectors rely on the Vunetrix SMART Dashboard. The Sensor Monitoring, Alerting, and Reporting Technology continuously scans the status, activity, and performance of every IP security device and application throughout the entire system, often across a large geography. Having a single-view SMART Dashboard allows Security Teams to see system health and status through a single-pane-of-glass. What’s more, when there is a problem or anomaly detected, Security Teams are alerted in real-time via email.
By automating device and application health checks and providing visibility through a central location, Critical Infrastructure Sectors can redeploy the guard force to other matters while maintaining a proactive approach to security management. In addition, risk mitigation and speedy time to resolution are achieved with unprecedented efficiency.
Undoubtedly, the Vunetrix SMART Dashboard gives Critical Infrastructure Sectors peace of mind as they can count on proactive detection of security system issues and real-time alerts long before an incident occurs.

Learn more about the Vunetrix SMART Dashboard and the SMART approach to a functional and resilient Security System.