-The specialized magazine Comunicaciones Hoy recognizes Sarenet during the delivery of the 14th awards for the best IT products, solutions and projects of the year 2022
-The solution is based on the segmentation and segregation of business and production networks and on the installation of state-of-the-art firewalls, capable of filtering communications between both environments
Zamudio – November 30, 2022 – Sarenet (https://www.sarenet.es), the voice and data operator and hosting services, specialized in companies, has been awarded by the specialized magazine Comunicaciones Hoy in the category “Best IoT/Industry 4.0 project” for a solution developed for ULMA Conveyor Components (http://www.ulmaconveyor.com) that substantially improves communications between its IT and OT networks, in addition to incorporating cutting-edge cybersecurity tools to achieve Maximum protection of your infrastructure.
ULMA Conveyor Components is a company dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of bulk transport components such as rollers, garlands, supports and drums, mainly aimed at the mining, energy, cement and steel sectors, both nationally and internationally. With headquarters in Otxandio (Bizkaia) and commercial subsidiaries in Germany, Chile and Peru, the company is part of the ULMA Group, one of the most important business holdings in northern Spain. With more than 60 years of history, it is present in 81 countries, with 5,500 workers and a sales volume of 900 million euros.
The unstoppable progress towards Industry 4.0 made ULMA Conveyor Components decide to turn to experts in industrial cybersecurity such as Sarenet to protect its communications network with a security structure that would avoid jeopardizing the proper functioning of its production plant. Above all, a personalized solution and permanent and close advice in project management were sought for the entire IoT environment of the organization, in order to remain well protected against the new additions of the digital industry and against cyberattacks, that did not stop growing in diversity and complexity.
In the first place, the segmentation and segregation of the IT/OT Networks was carried out based on the ISA/IEC 62443 standard, specific for networks in the industrial sector, which indicates how to structure and order a network encompassing the business IT network and the OT network. from the production plant.
At the same time, cybersecurity elements capable of filtering communications between both environments were installed, for which state-of-the-art firewalls were used, creating access and control policies between different plant and office areas. Its implementation has managed to prevent misuse of the network, reduce the exposure plan of critical data in the design and manufacturing processes, and more secure remote access.
“The decision to resort to Sarenet to obtain the solution that best suited our specific case was decisive in implementing a secure and customized architecture for all the organization’s communications, one of our greatest concerns in the process of evolution towards Industry 4.0”, points out Miguel Pastor, Director of Operations at ULMA Conveyor Components.
SARENET S.A.U. (www.sarenet.es) has established itself nationally as one of the main voice and data operators for the business sector. The company, specialized in providing a comprehensive and high-quality service to companies, offers a global service that ranges from high-speed and reliable connectivity to high-performance Data Center services, including Cloud Computing solutions, equipment hosting, and applications. , private networks, IP telephony solutions, mobile and Virtual Switchboard, professional email, managed cybersecurity solutions and Industrial IoT. Thanks to its wide offer, Sarenet is capable of satisfying all the needs that companies may have in relation to the Internet, providing a tailor-made service to all those clients who use the Internet more and more to improve their management and communications.