Xage ZTRA/SRA vs. XONA for OT/CI Comparison Guide

This guide compares the two company’s solutions according to key criteria required by critical infrastructure (CI) organizations and the employees, contractors, and vendors they need to enable/support. This includes minimizing operational cost and complexity, providing frictionless access (local/remote) to operational technology (OT) assets, and protecting the data streams and OT protocols used to access those OT assets.

The comparison highlights the difference between a self-contained and hardened secure user access solution (XONA) and one that requires either a hybrid cloud/on-premises implementation or an entirely on-premises deployment involving multiple software components installed on VMs, 3rd-party hardware, and/or an appliance.

In this comparison guide, you will learn about secure user access for OT/CI and specifically:

  • Why simplicity, the technology employed, and compliance matters.
  • The importance of a solution purpose-built for OT/CI.
  • How ease and speed of deployment, manageability, usability, and impact on network complexity are key variables in minimizing operational costs and complexity.
  • Security based on a zero-trust ‘least privilege’ model, and the ability to protect data streams and OT protocols.
  • Minimizing the potential for any cyber risk to be introduced into your trusted OT environment.
  • Supporting secondary capabilities such as user monitoring, secure file transfers, etc.

Choosing the Right Secure User Access Solution for OT/CI

When evaluating secure user access for OT/CI one should look for solutions that can reduce the cost and complexity of administering safe, secure, and reliable access, while reducing mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) and improving uptime and reliability. A XONA comparison to Xage highlights the difference between a self-contained and purpose-built solution for OT/CI, and one that requires a cloud to effectively address complexity and risk.

All company and product names, logos, trademarks, service marks and branding are the property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this document are for identification purposes only. Use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement or criticism. The information included in this document/web page was gathered from publicly available sources and based on our opinion from our research and technical evaluation. This document is intended for general informational purposes.