Simplifying Remote Access for the Oil & Gas Industry

Oil and Gas relies on thousands of Industrial Control Systems (ICS), from upstream oil fields to midstream pipelines all the way to downstream delivery to power generation facilities.

We depend on ICS for all aspects of oil and gas production and distribution to heat and light our businesses and homes and provide us with efficient transportation. Many oil and gas sites are in very remote rural drilling sites or many miles offshore. Access to these systems is very expensive and disrupting to these businesses, as it sometimes takes a technician or engineer days to get to a location to investigate a problem.  The need for a simple, secure and compliant remote access platform is critical to reducing major costs associated with downtime while also protecting these industrial control systems from being compromised by nefarious actors.

The calibration of ICS must be done at not only downstream refining and midstream pipeline operations but also at upstream drilling locations. These control system investigations and calibrations are generally a manual process with little visibility and control.

How Xona Meets These Challenges

The Xona zero-trust platform allows the control system interface, such as a HMI or SCADA application, to move with the user, making operations more efficient and reducing costs associated with manual processes.

Many of these ICS interfaces use antiquated, unpatched systems. Xona also reduces risk associated with access by providing better visibility and control through its zero-trust access platform.

In addition, Xona meets stringent compliance objectives such as IEC 62443 and NIST 800-53 by addressing key features such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), intermediate system for network and protocol isolation and session logging and recording.

Use Cases

Energy

Energy is fundamental and critical to our daily lives, and Industrial Control Systems are interwoven throughout the energy industry. Xona reduces risk and increases efficiency when it comes to remote access of those systems.

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Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas relies on thousands of Industrial Control Systems, from upstream oil fields to midstream pipelines all the way to downstream delivery to power generation facilities. The Xona platform simplifies secure, remote access for oil and gas companies.

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Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing is largely automated, dependent upon Industrial Control Systems to more efficiently produce goods, from food to medicine to automobiles to faucets. Introducing Xona into operations provides better visibility and control of ICS through secure remote access.

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Government

Federal, state and local government operations are heavily dependent on Industrial Control Systems. Remote access to this critical infrastructure is highly valuable, and Xona’s platform provides that access while reducing risk and cost for our government.

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