Pure Software Industrial Network Monitoring Solution

Continuously monitor network activity with light-weight sensors designed for OT environments.

Visualize asset and network activity without disruption.

Investigate potential incidents and unexpected behavior.

Continuous Network Monitoring to Bridge the Visibility Gap

Every industrial network is uniquely built and configured to meet specific operational needs. “Normal” activity looks different in every environment, and the asset and network data that asset owners, industrial defenders, and operators want access to varies accordingly.

Establishing and maintaining continuous industrial network monitoring ensures teams gather and access the data that’s important to them, without disruption to operations or costly, time-consuming manual processes.

SynSaber’s OT Network Monitoring & Threat Detection Engine Explained

Continuous, Passive Network Monitoring
Empower Rapid Threat Detection
Full Packet Capture

Sabers identify and classify the protocols communicating on your network and any relevant information within them, without the need for user interaction. Use network data to visualize peer communications and traffic statistics to see which devices are communicating, and how often.

Signature-based detection identifies threats based on unique patterns or identifiers that might indicate compromise or the presence of bad actors. Full traffic visibility enables the identification of devices operating outside the normal range of expected behavior. 

Capture and store packets on your network for a complete record of network and asset activity. Locally stored PCAPs can be used in the event of an incident, to support deep network analysis, or provide evidence for compliance.

Simple, Scalable, Affordable Visibility with SynSaber

Enable operations, visibility, security, and everything in between with a pure-software sensor that’s built specifically for industrial environments.

Rapid, Flexible Deployment

Deploy a Saber within minutes or hours, rather than weeks or months with resource-intensive solutions. Gather and utilize pre-processed data for a quicker return on investment.

Designed Specifically for OT

Sabers were created to close the visibility gap that many industrial organizations face. Our sensors are built specifically to work in and alongside your OT systems.

Scale to Meet Your Needs

Start with sensors to monitor your most critical sites and expand according to demand and upcoming initiatives. Deploy only what you need, and nothing you don’t.

Seamless, Vendor-Agnostic Integration

Send processed data from your environment to any existing tools, workflows, visualizations, and more. No matter what or how many vendors exist in your environment.

Testimonials

What Clients are Saying

Mark Weatherford, CSO (AlertEnterprise); Chief Strategy Officer (National Cybersecurity Center)

“SynSaber is taking a unique approach to industrial control system security that isn’t just another security feature in the increasingly crowded landscape of security products.”

Senior Analyst, Large Energy Utility

“We need a simple/fast way to enable OT monitoring in specific sites and are looking to SynSaber to enable us to add visibility and monitoring to locations when we don’t have the time and resources to plan and implement complex changes.”

Senior Analyst, Large Energy Utility

“Many facilities have critical networks out in remote locations away from the control room and operators, and we frequently don’t have extra fiber available to use in those locations that would typically be required for other solutions. With SynSaber, we hope to deploy a small device that will enable monitoring of those remote locations.”

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SynSaber is the simple, effective, low-hardware, low-hassle industrial asset and network monitoring solution. Request a demo to see how we can help you overcome whatever threats lie ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Asset Visibility, and why is it important?

Asset visibility is the first step in understanding your environment; it is the process of identifying and maintaining an updated list of the assets connected at each facility — even remote sites — along with any associated metadata. This metadata can include information such as the type of device (HMI, PLC, router), its classification (OT/IT), the protocols it uses, vendor, serial number, model, and firmware. It can also include extended details such as software installed on the device or installed hardware modules.

How does SynSaber provide asset visibility in OT environments?

Sabers can be deployed at any level of your environment to begin gathering relevant asset data based on activity in the network. Using both open-source and proprietary resources and databases, Sabers can identify assets and metadata based on information that is being communicated across the network without disruption to the environment or any required action from operators, analysts, or other team members.

What types of assets can SynSaber’s solution identify and monitor?

SynSaber can identify any IT and OT assets connected and communicating across a network. If it has an active presence on the network, we can see it.

How does SynSaber handle compatibility with legacy systems or older industrial equipment?

Sabers are able to identify assets as long as they communicate on a network. Our solution is purpose-built for OT environments and includes support for many less common or legacy industrial protocols. We also understand that every facility is uniquely constructed to meet a specific operation purpose. Our sensor is designed to integrate seamlessly into these networks to gather asset data and monitor activity without impacting sensitive assets or the network itself.

How long after I put SynSaber in place before I start seeing results?

As soon as you install a Saber and configure where you want the data to go, results can be seen almost immediately. The Saber will begin to extract asset information as soon as it sees packets on the network where it is deployed. If using the Saber’s local UI, you can view asset data as it is captured. Depending on your Saber’s data pipeline configuration, you will also start seeing asset information in your other configured data destinations such as a SIEM, SOAR, data lake, or CMDB.

Our organization currently uses a variety of hardware and software platforms, and we‘re concerned that integrating a new solution might be difficult and costly. How can SynSaber’s approach help us address these concerns?

We believe that you should be able to send your network data anywhere you need to; our solution was built with the principle of integration-first. No two OT environments are architected and deployed the same way, so we work with your teams to understand your visibility goals, what you already have in place, and work to create a deployment plan that best suits your needs. Our Sabers capture data from your network and can send it anywhere you need in your environment, whether that’s a Historian, datalake, or any of the existing tools that any of your teams currently use.

Deploying SynSaber is as easy as identifying the sites or network areas where you need additional visibility and installing a sensor there. We’re flexible enough to sideload on an existing machine, run in a virtualized container, or direct install on a small piece of dedicated hardware such as a ruggedized industrial computer.

How often does my OT asset data get updated?

Sabers constantly monitor your network environment. This means we are able to detect and update asset data automatically in near real-time. There is no need to schedule updates.

How easily can SynSaber integrate into my existing systems?

Deploying a Saber can be done within a span of hours, rather than weeks or months. All you need is a place on the network for the Saber to be deployed (virtualized machine, side-loaded on existing hardware, etc.), defined destinations for the Saber to send data, and you’ll starting seeing what the Saber sees right away.

Is SynSaber right for my organization?

SynSaber is right for any organization with industrial, OT environments. From advanced manufacturing with factory floors in different nations to critical infrastructure such as water treatment and electricity, we are dedicated to closing the visibility gap in industrial environments. Whether you have thousands of assets across multiple sites or a dozen assets in a handful of substations, we can help you on your visibility journey.

What do I need in addition to the software to make SynSaber’s Sabers work?

All a Saber needs for deployment is available compute resources. Sabers can be sideloaded on existing machines, deployed on a virtualized machine, or installed onto the network with a small piece of hardware. The number of required resources depends on the amount of data being processed at each network and how frequently any updates or changes need to be sent out.

Can SynSaber‘s solution be scaled up according to the organization’s needs?

Yes! Scale the number of Sabers you need as you need them. Start with the most critical parts of your environment and deploy additional Sabers as needed to grow your visibility alongside your networks.

I have thousands of devices all over the world. Can SynSaber monitor that?

Yes. Sabers can detect any asset on the network it lives on; there is no limit to the number of assets a Saber can detect in a given network. As long as each asset is communicating on a network with an active Saber, they will be identified and monitored. If you have devices across the world with Sabers at each location, the Circle provides a centralized view of all your organization’s assets.

Can SynSaber support a fully isolated or air-gapped environment with highly restrictive security policies?

Yes. Sabers are able to monitor network traffic and extract asset information and metadata without any external network connection. We are also well-suited to limited connectivity environments such as remote sites with 3G or satellite uplinks.