SerialTap brings a new layer of security to older industrial control systems. As its name suggests, this patented sensor passively taps directly into serial communication systems, monitoring network traffic and watching for control signal anomalies that would indicate a cyberattack.
SCADA and other types of legacy control systems that use serial communications extensively can be found in many settings, including:
SerialTap is designed for easy installation and operation by personnel without deep technical knowledge. The device runs on a secure operating system that offers plug-and-play compatibility with legacy networks.
Physical installation of the device is easy:
Software provisioning takes place via a simple web-server interface. After authenticating and logging into the SerialTap interface, users need only specify the IP address, server port, gateway and net mask parameters to provision the system. The interface also allows users to select one of several pre-configured data parsers for easy data framing across different serial communications protocols.