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Cybersecurity for Power and Utilities

With critical vulnerabilities in both operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems, power and utilities companies must adopt in-depth defense strategies. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides broad, integrated, automated threat protection that is specifically geared to power generation, transmission, distribution, corporate infrastructure, and the user experience.

Utility Operations Cybersecurity Study

According to the study, cybersecurity requirements for utilities are evolving and vary widely between organizations. With the largest integrated portfolio of network and security solutions available, Fortinet is uniquely qualified to deliver the ideal protection for each utility according to its exact needs.

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Protecting the Power and Utilities Industry with Fortinet

The Fortinet Security Fabric mitigates critical vulnerabilities in both OT and IT systems. The platform provides a strong foundation and integrates security elements and threat intelligence to close security gaps and deliver faster, smarter response to threats.

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Security Strategies for Confronting Advanced Threats to OT

Fortinet provides comprehensive defense for stopping known and unknown threats at every stage of the attack cycle. This includes mitigating the impact of breaches that have evaded security controls.

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Plant Worker and Community Safety

Operations disrupted by a cyber-physical attack can create a safety risk for employees and the community.

Production Downtime

An attack disrupting operations can impact revenue, including distribution channels, and the supply chain.

Aging, Legacy Equipment

The attack surface for cyber-physical assets exposes production equipment to disruption from attack.

Meeting Compliance Standards

Power and utility organizations must meet and prove compliance with a variety of regulatory standards.

Fortinet Differentiators for Power and Utilities Cybersecurity

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Purpose-Built OT Solutions
Industrial network equip have outdoor rated features like dual power supplies, DIN rail mounts.
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OT Threat Intelligence
Monitors 70+ protocols, 500+ known vulnerabilities. Specialized threat intelligence protects OT threats.
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Dedicated OT-Experienced Team
Validated cybersecurity support for the industry, strategic partnerships with ICS vendors.
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Broad, Integrated Ecosystem
Open ecosystem extends Security Fabric benefits to OT Fabric-Ready Partner solutions.
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Converged Security Operations
Synergistically manage OT and IT networks in a converged SOC.
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AI-powered Security Services
OT Security services enable Industrial Control System security to stay ahead of evolving threats.

Case Studies

Fortinet’s advanced solutions have increased the availability, security, and reliability of Echoenergia’s technological environment, and consequently, have helped boost the company’s growth while strengthening its presence.”
- Andre Spina, IT Manager, Echoenergia
Fortinet solutions are user friendly and easy to configure and deploy. They make it simple to maintain and monitor the system and network and it can all be done from a single location which comes in handy in our complex network environment. Today, the team responsible for managing the appliances consists of 3 to 5 people, and it only takes them approximately 1 hour per day allowing us to optimize our time and resources.”
- Adnan Švraka, Expert of ICT Equipment, Elektroprivreda BiH
We were looking for an integrated approach, in which all the component parts would work together as a seamless solution. The Fortinet Security Fabric provided the broad visibility, central control, and automation we needed to protect our infrastructure.”
- Jacob Isacson, IT Director, Falu Energi & Vatten
Fortinet’s product line, software, and support—combined with SkyHelm’s skills, knowledge, expertise, and services—provide us with a great security benefit ensuring critical electric infrastructure is protected, monitored, and maintained in an efficient and cost-effective manner.”
- Shelby Vance, IT Director, Houston County Electric Cooperative
We cannot allow an operational error or an external attack, because we have people working all the time, 24×7. The implementation of a security solution in our critical infrastructure, such as Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, has become essential.”
- Andrés Koper, Plant Maintenance Manager, Sullair Argentina
Fortinet’s solutions have reduced our connectivity costs and given us confidence that our network architecture is secure and robust enough to meet the demands of our growing business.”
- Giovanni Vismara, Network Special Projects Coordinator, ENGIE Italia

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Cyberattacks against power and utilities systems can have both digital and physical impacts. Experience how the Fortinet Security Fabric addresses the cybersecurity challenges in power and utilities.

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