The Herakles network management system covers three basic areas in the OT environment: asset management, configuration monitoring and documentation of known errors. These elements are the basis for the implementation of security measures. While these use cases have long been solved in IT-based devices, a corresponding simple solution for OT devices has been missing until now.
Herakles now closes this gap by detecting and monitoring all Profinet components including firmware or hardware states as well as all basic configuration properties – device name, IP configuration or topological relationships. If changes occur, the users are informed accordingly. Herakles thus creates a fundamental basis for cybersecurity strategies in the OT environment of manufacturing companies.