Critical infrastructure networks are generating more data than ever before. However, critical data is trapped inside of these networks due to cybersecurity concerns with introducing new threat vectors to an air-gapped architecture. While a traditional air gap provides the highest level of security, this architecture has prevented the exchange of mission critical data to the cloud. Microsoft Azure cloud services provide an ideal platform for aggregating and analyzing operational data, but software-based solutions fail to protect critical infrastructure when connecting to the cloud, preventing organizations from taking advantage of these benefits. Critical infrastructure organizations need a more secure way to transfer critical data out of an air-gapped network to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud.
The only way to achieve this architecture securely is through hardware-enforced data diode technology. Hardware-enforced data diode technology provides secure one-way transfers out of secure networks without compromising an air-gapped network architecture. Owl’s data diode-based secure cloud gateway solutions provide critical infrastructure with a hardware-enforced, secure one way path to the cloud without compromising the security of an air-gapped architecture.