In this Market Guide, Gartner describes how the OT security market continues to evolve.  The traditional niche OT security market emphasized products focused on legacy industrial platforms and operations-only networks and firewalls.

But with threats and vulnerabilities on the rise, coupled with digital transformation needs that are leading to the convergence of IT/OT, OT security needs are evolving. Gartner describes how security and risk management leaders are now adopting multifunction platforms for OT security.

“Once they enter the “Oh Wow!” Phase, organizations realize that security — whether IT, OT, physical or supply chain — needs a whole-of-enterprise focus. Historical IT and OT functional differences are becoming a liability when security is involved. Due to design, age or function, the unique requirements of OT systems now add to IT security concerns in ways that can no longer be ignored. ” 

In this report, Gartner also named Ordr as a representative vendor offering a multifunction platform. Ordr has been deployed in many manufacturing environments, to discover all network connected devices, profile risks and behavior, and automate policies to secure these devices.

Ordr benefits for Operational Technology Security

  • Provide a real-time asset inventory of all connected devices — from traditional servers, workstations and PCs to IoT, IoMT and OT devices
  • Baseline device behavior and map all communications patterns
  • Continuously and passively monitor devices for risks, identifying those with vulnerabilities/exploits, recalled by manufacturers, and using weak ciphers and certificates
  • Automate positive policy creation to only allow “sanctioned communications” for devices

To learn more about how Gartner defines the OT security market, download the report.



Gartner Market Guide for Operational Technology Security, Katell Thielemann, Wam Voster, Barika Pace, Ruggero Contu,13th January 2021 
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