Industrial IT infrastructure and the information it provides is the backbone of modern operations. IT assets must be managed, secured and offer seamless integration between systems to be successful. Cogent designs and implements IT systems to meet the reliability, performance and security needs of industrial operations today.
Industrial IT – Infrastructure
> Plant-wide Network Design
At Cogent, we provide the expertise associated with all aspects of network design. Cogent designs networks to meet the client’s requirements for scalability, load balancing, security and availability. Whether it is for physical or virtualized environments, our team ensures server configurations and designs are matched for optimal system performance.
> Industrial Control System Cyber Security
Cogent offers knowledge and expertise in the area of network and cyber/malware security protection for industrial operations and facilities. Cogent supports its clients in implementing all aspects of Defense-in-Depth network architecture from DMZ and firewalls through all OT systems (PC/Servers and control layer) to minimize potential hazards without impacting system performance.
> Incident Response Planning & Patch Management
Many plants do not have a patch management and incident response plan when it comes to their OT and IT assets, data and infrastructure. Cogent’s services and solutions can deliver a proper patch management process and incident response plan along with the necessary backup processes to ensure a low mean time to repair when abnormal events occur.
> Network Monitoring
In order to ensure OT are working correctly, proper monitoring systems need to be integrated into an OT network architecture. These systems need to provide cyber forensics support, troubleshooting, monitoring, recovery, and the protection of sensitive data. As part of a holistic design, Cogent offers services to integrate leading commercial off the shelf systems to provide these services along with notifications and alerts.
> IP Camera Systems
As part of the overall network infrastructure, Cogent provides IT services to design IP Camera systems for both process and security systems. IP Camera systems need to be designed to meet the performance requirements of today’s video systems without impacting or interfering with process control networks. Good operational situational awareness not only includes a HMI/SCADA system but integrated camera systems to provide live video (and recording) of process events.
Industrial IT – OT Software and Data Management
> Database Development
Aggregating data and providing integrated access to information is key to real-time plant production systems. Cogent provides the necessary know-how to ensure plants can collect, access, aggregate and analyze data quickly and efficiently within the right context through proper database design and integration.
> Custom Software Applications
Cogent offers full development expertise in both desktop and web applications and application-to-application integration for industrial clients. Our team leverages current technologies and standards-based practices in development, test and production procedures to ensure project success.
> Application to Application Integration
Cogent’s services and solutions offer expertise in integration between applications using industry standard practices and tools (i.e. Web Services, APIs, databases etc.). Connecting real-time data with ERP components opens up new opportunities for facilities to extract more benefits from their IT asset investments and drives greater operational performance.