Aeon CyberDefense Solutions provide the most comprehensive Protection for Company IT Infrastructure, Smart Manufacturing, IoT devices and Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Drones. We follow an effective Model based on 6 different Levels which covers the Protection of all Attack Surfaces:

Level 0: Manufacturing processes and equipment (machines, robots) 

This is the lowest level of the IoT environment where manufacturing processes executed by smart machines and robots take place. These processes are measured and controlled by devices and systems in higher layers of the reference model. 

Level 1: IoT devices – sensors and actuators 

This layer comprises IoT devices that measure system parameters (IoT sensors) and execute specific actions (IoT actuators). Data is transmitted between IoT devices and control systems (Level 2) as well as IIoT platform (Level 3). Level 1 also includes SIS.  Including also are devices employed for safe and effective operation of Connected/Autonomous Vehicles.

Level 2: Industrial control devices and systems 

These are devices and systems that control the industrial processes (Layer 0) based on information from IoT devices (Level 1). They include controllers (PLCs, RTUs), distributed control systems (DCS), operator panels (HMI) and supervision and control systems (SCADA). 

Level 3: Manufacturing operations systems and IoT Platform 

This is an intermediate layer between OT and IT environment. It comprises systems that are used to manage manufacturing processes, e.g. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Historian, Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Track & Trace systems. These systems communicate with both OT and IT environments. Distinguishing this layer makes it possible to control this communication and prevents direct communication between the OT and IT layers. Level 3 of the model also includes an IoT platform that analyses and manages data from the manufacturing and control processes provided by IoT devices. It is closely related to the OT environment and provides information to the systems in the layer above. 

Level 4: Enterprise IT Operations Systems 

These IT systems support a company’s operations at an enterprise level. They include supply chain and production management and planning. In contrary to level 2 systems, they do not operate in real-time. This layer includes (not exhaustively) the following systems: Computer Aid Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Transaction Processing System (TPS) and Executive Support System (ESS), as Internal Application/Service Servers. 

Level 5: Third Parties’ Services 

Third Parties’ services is an inherent characteristic of Smart Manufacturing and Autonomous Vehicle Operations.  These services may take different forms, e.g. Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), as for example, Mapping and GIS systems for Autonomous/Connected Vehicle or Drone Management.