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  • 2-Hr Customised Session

    💻🏭 Get your digitalisation projects off the ground, resolve technical issues on your production network, or improve the Cyber Security within your production environment in less than 2 hours. ◾ Are you concerned about Cyber Security on your production environment? ◾ Do you need assistance getting a digitalisation project off the ground? ◾ Do you need help resolving a technical issue on your production network? These are just a few of the IoT & Industrial Network concerns the Polestar Team can help you with. Large transformation projects, increasing Cyber Security concerns and dealing with ongoing technical issues on your network can often feel complex and overwhelming when you’re also juggling day-to-day operational activities. Our expert resources can help you break down that complexity and give you guidance on where to start. Access our Specialist Engineers' expertise and industry insights in a session that is customised to your business needs. We will probe your networking issues or projects, have a discussion to give you quick guidance to overcome pitfalls, and draft together the best solutions. Begin to achieve peak production. To help guide the objective of your 2-Hr consultation, here are some examples of sessions we have had with our customers: 💾 Digitalisation Projects: Kick-off your digital transformation projects. We'll guide you through the process from End-to-End. 🩺 Production Network Troubleshooting: We'll assess your network issues together, and give you tips and guidance on solving common pitfalls. 🌍 Remote Production: Discuss with us the security and efficiency requirements for remote commissioning & accessing your ICS. 🔒 Cyber Security Improvement: Let us get a pulse of your security systems and configurations to plan a cyber security upgrade. 💻 Agile Bespoke Consulting: Simply talk to us to get quick access to our experts' knowledge on Digital Transformation and/or Data Management. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📅 2-Hour Customised Session, £350.00 ex VAT. What is the process? 〄 Send us a short description of your issue / project. 〄 We will assign your session to the most qualified and knowledgeable engineer in that subject. 〄 Fill in a questionnaire to enable us to drill down into your requirement further. 〄 Set a date for the session and receive a summary of the consultation, including insights, guidance, additional resources and next steps.

  • 1-Hr Group Session

    💻🏭 Free Industrial IoT Assessment & Consulting Session ◾ Are you concerned about Cyber Security on your production environment? ◾ Do you need assistance getting a digitalisation project off the ground? ◾ Do you need help resolving a technical issue on your production network? These are just a few of the IoT & Industrial Network concerns the Polestar Team can help you with. Access our Specialist Engineers' expertise and industry insights, here are some examples of sessions we have had with our customers: 💾 Digitalisation Projects. 🦾 Industrial Automation & IoT. 🩺 OT Networks Troubleshooting. 🌍 Remote Access to ICS or Remote Commissioning. 🔒 Industrial Cyber Security & Business Resiliency. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📅 1-Hour Group Session, £0.00-Free! 5-10 participants. How does it work? 〄 Send us a short description of your issues / projects to, with the subject being: 1-Hr Group Session Booking. 〄 We will arrange a session with other attendees with similar needs and the most qualified and knowledgeable engineer in those subjects. 〄 During the session we will discuss your needs and give you guidance on how to approach some solutions.

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  • Secure-by-design Networks

    Security by design refers to the integration of security and risk management into the structure of a network, achieved through the implementation of segmentation and Agile infrastructure design. Essentially, security measures are incorporated from the outset to ensure the network is secure from the ground up. Creating a secure environment for sensitive information is essential, as such data often needs to be moved, stored and accessed, making it vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If these systems are breached, the consequences can be significant and costly. The following is a collection of guidelines that can assist in developing a secure-by-design network and systems that are resistant to cyber-attacks while simultaneously being simple to manage and upgrade. Secure Design Principles The aim of these principles is to guarantee that the networks and technologies which support modern enterprise and industrial systems are designed and built with a clear emphasis on security. The principles have been conceived to be applied to both digital and cyber-physical systems. They are divided into five categories that correspond to different stages at which a security breach can be mitigated: Determine the Context: Define all the elements which compose your system, so your defensive measures will have no blind spots. Make Compromise Difficult: An attacker can only target the parts of a system they can reach. Make your system as difficult to access as possible. This is called the attack surface. Make Disruption Difficult: Design a system that is resilient to denial of service, attacks and usage spikes. Make Threat Detection Easy: Design your system so you can spot suspicious activity as it happens and take necessary action. Reduce the Impact: If eventually an attacker succeeds in gaining a foothold, they will then move to exploit your system. Make sure what they find is not easy to compromise, but if they do, you get your assets and data safeguarded and with proper backups. Secure Network Design Process The design of a secure data network is based on the following assumptions about the business and its teams: There is a limited IT workforce and no dedicated security personnel. The OT team is not much involved in IT and security systems/decisions. The IT team primarily serves non-technical personnel. The budget for security, and IT in general, is restricted or non-existent. There is insufficient time to train numerous users on new procedures. However, there is a strong need for making the users, operations and business data secure. The most significant challenge faced by small and medium-sized companies in terms of security is that their networks and systems cannot be secured by a single standard solution. Due to limited personnel and budget, these businesses cannot afford to hire a security team, and they may not be aware of all the potential threats they face. This awareness gap, coupled with the fear of malicious hackers and the understanding that there is no external assistance available, makes the attractive-sounding, "black box" solutions from vendors more appealing than many would care to admit. Nevertheless, a simple security-by-design approach would help to prevent most threats. What is crucial is to establish grounded achievable security and availability goals, in order to prevent and make risk manageable. Key goals must include: Protect high-value assets Reduce the internal attack surface Limit access to the unpatched/vulnerable devices Few/no visible changes to end-users The initial step for a secure-by-design network is to gain an understanding of the assets in your communications infrastructure. You can't secure what you don't see, so it is impossible to safeguard assets that have not been properly identified and characterised. As the objective is to secure the network, crucial information required will be: Current Network Architecture and Integrations. Servers: Applications or Server roles, OS Versions, Open Ports. Clients: OS Versions, Number of Clients, Connection Locations. Networking Equipment: Management IP Addresses, Software/Hardware/Firmware versions, licensing/warranty information. OT Systems: PLCs, SCADA, MES and other Industrial Control Systems. Connected (or to-be-Connected) Devices: Field Assets such as CNC Machinery, Robots, EAVs, Cranes, Conveyor Belts, Environmental Sensors, IP Cameras, CCTVs, Automated Access Systems, and Mobile Devices. It is not surprising that numerous small and medium-sized companies adopt flat network architectures, as it facilitates plug-and-play operations. This means that any device connected to the network can communicate with other devices without any restrictions. While this approach benefits functionality, it poses security challenges. To address this risk, it is key to restrict open communication without disrupting network operations. With the right configuration of the network hardware and software is possible to: Create Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) to segment the network. Create Access Control Lists (ACLs) that will control what parts of the network can talk to what other parts of the network. Reduce the attack surfaces of the network. Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) If a port is not designated as a trunk port, it can only transmit data for the VLAN it is assigned to. A trunk port encapsulates and tags VLAN traffic with the originating VLAN number so the plugged device knows what VLAN the packet is for. VLANs are treated as distinct networks that function on distinct hardware. Traffic from one VLAN will only ever reach another VLAN through a router. Access Control Lists (ACLs) An ACL is simply a rules-based firewall that checks outgoing or incoming packets. When a packet is being processed, the check begins with the first rule in the ACL and proceeds down the list, stopping at the first rule that matches the packet. Network Segmentation Effective network segmentation is likely the most cost-effective security measure in any setting. Aggressive traffic control within your network restricts an attacker's ability to move around covertly and without interaction. If attackers are unaware of traffic restrictions, they may raise red flags while attempting to understand them. The following phased deployment will have no impact on the function of the network: Segmentation of the network (no/minimal filtering). Segmenting the network enhances security for devices that are typically less secure, such as older or unpatched machines in the environment. Additionally, network segmentation can help prevent attackers from tampering with the network infrastructure. Managing wireless networks can be a challenging task, requiring careful planning and consideration of various factors. However, you can separate the Wi-Fi from the rest of the network as soon as possible. Both guests and employees will use the same wireless network, secured with standard measures such as WPA2-PSK, AES, and a 12-character password displayed prominently in the reception area. Monitoring and analysing traffic to high-value or vulnerable assets. By segmenting the network into VLANs, you have effectively created distinct networks. This setup creates a convenient traffic bottleneck at the router, which we can use to monitor network activity. If the switch supports port mirroring, which copies traffic from one interface to another for analysis, then you have optimal data flows. Alternatively, you can opt for a switch that can mirror traffic specific to a VLAN. However, if these do not have any mirroring capabilities, it will be needed to place a monitoring device between our switch and router to capture and analyze traffic. Implementing ACLs/firewalls to restrict unnecessary traffic. Designing and Deploying the ACLs or aliases substitutes in for a set of rules or addresses/protocols. You can use them as short-hand, so it isn't needed to write out a bunch of the same addresses in different places. Additionally, ML-powered, cloud-based network security leverages inline deep learning to stop unknown zero-day attacks. NGFWs make network security intelligent and proactive, so it's always a good idea to find a vendor to implement them. Harden the network. There is a long list of things that can be done in the interest of generally hardening the network infrastructure. We are going to focus on the things that align with what we have already done. Most of our hardening is a matter of reducing the attack surface of the network components. Luckily, we've built a huge component of that into our CLIENTS ACL in the previous section. This protects the network infrastructure from some software vulnerabilities that they may have that would allow an attacker to change the configuration of your infrastructure. Business Resilience Creation Security is much more than just malware prevention. Designing a comprehensive resilient network with industrial-grade systems (long-range connectivity, routers, repeaters, and network configurations and typologies built for industrial purposes) and proper backup and recovery solutions will grant the security of your data and assets in any case, anytime. Learn more about business resilience in the next video: Guidelines for Manufacturers The manufacturing industry is the second most targeted industry when you look at the number of reported cyber attacks. Cybercriminals target small and medium-sized manufacturers because many of these companies do not have adequate preventative measures in place. These simple, low-cost steps (5 Functions of the Cybersecurity Framework) are based on the official NIST guidance from the Cybersecurity Framework and have been tailored to meet the needs of any industrial company so they can identify, assess and manage cybersecurity risks. NIST Manufacturing Profile – NISTIR 8183 The “Manufacturing Profile” of the CSF is a guide that can help manufacturers reduce cybersecurity risk while adhering to sector goals and industry best practices. It presents a voluntary, risk-based framework for managing cybersecurity activities and mitigating cyber threats to manufacturing systems. While it is intended to supplement existing cybersecurity standards and industry guidelines, it does not serve as a replacement for them. Manufacturers Guide to Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers This guide outlines common cybersecurity practices for small and medium-sized manufacturers. The activities are grouped according to the 5 Functions of the Cybersecurity Framework. The majority of manufacturers are obligated to comply with various standards, regulations, laws, or requirements pertaining to cybersecurity and privacy. These mandates may originate from federal, state, local, or tribal governments, industry mandates, or be voluntary. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the most prevalent cybersecurity and privacy laws and requirements: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS): manufacturers in the defense supply chain may see one or more DFARS cybersecurity requirements in their contracts. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR," 22 CFR 120-130): Governs the export and temporary import of defense articles and services. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS): A security standard used to ensure the safe and secure transfer of credit card data. Sarbanes-Oxley (Pub L. 107-204): Requires any publicly traded company to have formal data security policies and to communicate and enforce those policies. State privacy laws: Many states have enacted privacy laws covering how businesses can collect and use information about consumers. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (15 USC §6501 et seq.): Governs the collection of information about minors. The Federal Trade Commission Act (15 USC § 41 et seq.): Gives the FTC broad authority to protect consumers against organizations that fail to follow basic cybersecurity and privacy best practices. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Governs the collection, use, transmission, and security of data collected from residents of the European Union. ISA/IEC 62443 This series of standards define requirements and processes for implementing and maintaining electronically secure industrial automation and control systems (IACS). These standards provide a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, encompassing both operations and information technology as well as process safety and cybersecurity, and establish the best practices for security and performance assessment. The ISA/IEC standards are designed to establish cybersecurity benchmarks for all industries that employ IACS, such as building automation, medical devices, electric power generation and distribution, transportation, and process industries including oil and gas and chemicals. Furthermore, these standards establish requirements for key stakeholder groups involved in control system cybersecurity, such as asset owners, automation product suppliers, integrators, and service suppliers who support the operation of control systems and their components. People, processes, and technology all play critical roles in securing automation and control systems. The ISA/IEC 62443 series addresses the security of industrial automation and control systems (IACS) throughout their lifecycle (which applies to all automation and control systems, not only industrial). The ISA/IEC 62443 standards provide guidance that includes: Defining common terms, concepts, and models that can be used by all stakeholders responsible for control systems cybersecurity Helping asset owners determine the level of security required to meet their unique business and risk needs Establishing a common set of requirements and a cybersecurity lifecycle methodology for product developers, including a mechanism to certify products and vendor development processes Defining the risk assessment processes that are critical to protecting control systems Polestar's background in computer networking is second to none in helping small, medium and corporate sized manufacturers and industrial companies to implement segmentation and security-by-design as a cost-effective method for better security controls and asset protection.

  • Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs)

    A secure network foundation to digitize industrial operations and enable IoT systems. Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) are a set of guidelines used within a system design management solution created for specific IT Service Companies to help small-medium businesses and large-scale corporations to access industry-specific tested system architectures, to design, provision, and implement their wired and wireless network infrastructure, automate the deployment of a secure software-defined network, handle common use cases and engineering system priorities, and define a specific combination of PIN components and subsystem options. Features include technology design guides, solution design guides, third-party tool integration, and a predictable deployment tool. What is a Cisco Validated Design? CVDs provide the foundation for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address each customer needs. Each one has been comprehensively tested and documented by Cisco Engineers to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment. Ford Motor Company and Hitachi Vantara are among some of the manufacturers applying CVDs to drive innovation within their traditional manufacturing facilities and operations. Some benefits of using CVDs are: Faster deployments: CVDs, starting from system designs to configuration instructions, simplify and speed up the process of implementing your solutions. Less risk: You can be assured of seamless integration and successful outcomes when using CVDs, which are designed based on shared use cases and engineering system priorities. Predictability: Thanks to rigorous testing, CVDs assist you in establishing performance expectations and guaranteeing quicker, more dependable deployments. Comprehensiveness: CVDs offer a comprehensive package that includes system designs, configuration instructions, and a bill of materials (BOM). End-to-end designs: Cisco Validated Designs begin by considering customer use cases and designing from the edge device to the application, while also verifying the compatibility of Cisco and third-party components. Networking devices specifically designed for industrial environments A.k.a. manufacturing facilities, warehouses, healthcare facilities, utility substations, oil and gas rigs, etc. Within an industrial setting, routers, switches, and firewalls must be able to endure harsh environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, and humidity, in addition to being highly efficient and available. These devices should also be capable of regulating access, supporting real-time industrial protocols, and allowing essential operational data to travel across cloud-based applications. Furthermore, the operational networks they support must be scalable and extremely robust. At Polestar, we select and implement the best fit-for-purpose industrial routers and switches to meet these requirements. We also choose vendors committed to creating the interoperability our customers need with the highest possible quality. Equally, we adhere to CVDs, which are tested and documented approaches to help you design, deploy, and extend new technologies successfully. These guides document building possible network configurations, how to ensure new solutions fit into existing systems and offer best practices for successful deployments.

  • Case Study: High-Availability IT for a UK Food & Beverage Manufacturer

    Carlsberg is one of the leading brewing groups in the world, with a large portfolio of beer and soft drinks brands. Its flagship brand, Carlsberg, is one of the fastest growing and best-known beer brands in the world. More than 30,000 people work for Carlsberg at 92 local production sites in 48 countries, and its products are sold in more than 150 markets. This Food and Beverage company produce in average about 83 million bottles of beer a day, or 100 million hectolitres of beer. A Failover Solution for a System Migration Project. During the past five years prior to starting the project Carlsberg's SCADA system failed twice, both times through hardware faults. On each occasion it has taken for the manufacturer's system engineers about two to four hours to replace the hardware and reinstate the system. While their SCADA was inactive, brewing operations grounded to a halt. The downtime loss resulting exclusively from produce not sold during from both faults was calculated at £1'600.000. A resilient system with a secure network design could have prevented this loss. The decision was to upgrade their SCADA and at the same time ensure that the new system would never again suffer from significant interruptions to service. The customer's senior systems engineer at the Leeds brewery initiated a project that would include an external failover solution, as the primary mechanism within the new SCADA system did not match their availability requirements. Failover is the transfer of workload and data from a primary system to a secondary system in the event of a failure. When the workload has been transferred, the secondary system is said to have taken over the workload of the failed primary system, allowing for high availability of information, systems and processes. Carlsberg initially considered a Microsoft cluster. However, the system was complex and the cost prohibitive. Polestar Industrial IT recommended the data replication and failover capabilities of Double-Take. Thanks to this Carbonite solution in addition to a comprehensive network design from Polestar, it was possible to continuously replicate for physical, virtual and cloud workloads with push-button failover for keeping critical systems online all the time, and transmit data across high-speed connectivity bridges. Learn more about the details of this project by downloading the Case Study here: Case Study: High-Availability IT for Food & Beverage Manufacturer Interested in our Services? Get to know more about them in the following links: Digitalisation Consulting for Manufacturers IT & OT Convergence Services in the UK & EU Industrial Networking Services in the UK & EU Network Design Services for Global Manufacturers Data Services in the UK OT Cybersecurity IT Services in the UK

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  • Network Design | Polestar Industrial IT | UK

    Polestar Industrial IT | Our Services | Network Infrastructure Design IT Networks Industrial Network Design Secure-by-Design Networks Together with our Network Engineers , we design and configure secure-redundant network architectures to optimise your industrial communications , enabling your systems towards perfect IT & OT Convergence , IoT , and data capitalisation . IT & OT Integration IoT & Edge to Cloud Do I Need Network Design? We are Digitalisation Consultants , Network Integrators and IT Service Providers for the industrial sector across the UK & Europe. Our technical expertise range a cross a variety of Operating Systems, Net works , and Databases . We are vendor-independent and offer our customers a comprehensive Digital Transformation approach with Industrial Networking & Cybersecurity at its core. Our designs include services and solutions that securely and efficiently connect entire p roduction lines , operating teams and enterprise systems to stream data in real-time and boost plant performance , adhering to IEC 62443 & NIST SP 800-82 security standards . Secure-by-Design Networks Secure Design Networks We design resilient and efficient communication architectures that connect your Machines, Field Assets, ICS, SCADA, MES and Enterprise Systems for you to visualise and analyse data in real-time . But, we don't stop there. ​ Besides all the advice you may need to improve your IT & OT Systems , we install and configure all your Industrial IT Systems , and offer you premium in-life support . With our architectures and services , you ensure that: Secure Industrial Networks Network Design Services Secure Industrial Networks Up Compromise & Disruption are Difficult ​ With our context -b ased syste ms and zero trust policies /devices, we make sure that your IT & OT networks have a reduced attack surface , critical security controls /configurations, bottleneck-free workflows, well-maintained systems, and a security-aware workforce . Threat Detection is Easy We focus on constant monitoring of devices , services and user behaviour (events/logs) to establish their health, and choose zero trust services . With us, you gain in-depth visibility on your industrial IoT and ICS , so your IT and OT teams can work together to boost security . Attack impact is Reduced Our resilie nt systems and infrastructure scalability play a fundamental role to keep your data and operations safe , regardless of the size and dispersion of your networks . We also offer fast and reliable recovery solutions to minimise downtime during an event. Need to Design & Implement a Secure Network ? Learn more about Industrial Cybersec Contact Us Up IT OT Convergence IT/OT Convergence To kick-start digital transformation in an industrial environment it is needed to design a converged architecture that unifies data from both OT and IT environments , streamlining business with operational processes. An integrated IT & OT network allows you to merge business processes, controls and insights into a seamless environment . ​ However, a Smart Factory will not be possible if your Operations and IT teams are not aligned to work together. With our IT/OT Consulting Services , you will: Secure Industrial Networks Perform a Gap Analysis Polestar builds for you an assessment of ‘as-is’ skills, infrastructure, and risks to prioritise technology recommendations & implementations. A starting point to developing a comprehensive OT Network & Security Policy . Establish IT & OT Policies Polestar delivers an IT/OT Policy Document to support the organisational strategy for the required sites/facilities , which includes the planning of a secure and highly available network , the definition of ownership for each system layer , implementation guidelines , a standardised catalogue of hardware/software , and a definition of service levels . Design & Implement a Converged Infrastructure We create a reference design for the integration of IT with OT networks and systems, including the update/implementation/configuration of HMI, PLC, SCADA & MES systems , servers , and safety controls . Once the plan is signed off, we implement these designs ourselves! An End-to-end service . Need to Integrate your IT & OT Systems and Teams? Know more about IT & OT Integration Contact Us Up IoT & Edge to Cloud IoT Edge to Cloud Polestar designs IoT communication infrastructures to bridge the data & operational gaps between your OT & IT Systems , so visualising and analysi ng data in real-time becomes easier. ​ We deliver bespoke Industrial IoT strategies to help you implement technologies & processes , boosting operations and helping manufacturers to become industry leaders . With our IoT Consulting Services and IoT Systems you will: Secure Industrial Networks Integrate your IT & OT Systems and Teams Smart factories are IoT dependent to monitor and transmit information about their environment, assets, and products . IT/OT convergence occurs in any business where IoT devices collect and transmit data for technicians to manage equipment and processes. Polestar helps you to merge these traditionally siloed processes for a seamless operational experience. Kick-off Digital Transformation through Edge-first We design and implement the best-in-class Edge to Cloud Platform to integrate your Field Assets for IoT enablement , allowing users to connect any production machine or device , regardless of brand or generation - in a single, unified and powerful system, granting manufacturers secure Edge access to their process and production data . Enable IoT for your Field Devices CNC Machinery, Robots and Automation Controls will be equipped with the right fit-for-purspose sensors and communication protocols, and will be connected to a secure network to start transfering data wherever you need it: might it be to On-premise or Cloud systems, from OT or Enterprise domains, or even to third-party Apps tailored to every management need. Need help enabling IoT & Smart Manufacturing ? Learn more about Edge to Cloud Contact Us Up Why do you need Network Design? Network Design What is Network Design ? Communication networks have evolved to learn how to optimise their production environments through Edge and Cloud connectivity , using the power of AI. The physical, virtual, and logical design of infrastructure in an IT network (network design, architecture or topology ) is key to allowing this to happen. Secure Industrial Networks Communications infrastructure is the backbone that connects the data processes of any business. Through Network Design you ensure the scalability, security and appropriate configuration of the network and computing solutions, helping yo u to meet your operational and business needs. ​ Through Polestar's Network Design, Operations and IT Managers can configure and implement secure industrial IT & OT systems for both their brownfield and greenfield sites, enabling IoT and Smart Manufacturing. ​ A well-planned Network Design will provide bespoke solutions for your business requirements , utilising a complete array of network technologies that may include traditional LAN and WAN, WiFi or Cloud infrastructures , and topologies like ring, chain, tree, and mesh among others allowing for stable, efficient and resilient data transferring throughout your organisation. The Network Design Process Network Desgn Servies IT Services Network Architecture Polestar helps you to discover which are your data, security and infrastructure needs for the implementation / update of your communication systems. ​ We develop a visual representation of your 'to-be' network and integrate physical connections; quantity, type, and location of all devices and endpoints; IP addresses; and security processes. ​ We dedicate appropriate time and resources to the design process to create a network that is easy to manage, cost-effective, and ready to scale . Netwok Architecture IT Services Security Network security is built in during the early design stages to prevent incompatibility of security tools which affects network performance , user experience, and manageability. ​ We create a list of the specific resilience challenges of your organisation (security incidents, network issues, operations downtime, or scale up / down needs) and use these scenarios to test the network design's ability to respond. ​ We also provide a network management system for visibility into the network and monitoring of performance benchmarks. Network Engineering IT Services Asset Listing & Scalability Greenfields : Polestar assembles a list of assets, endpoints, users, devices, LANs, and other elements to create the first iterations of a network diagram . ​ Brownfields : Polestar integrates existing infrastructure, use patterns and workflows to inform the new network hierarchies and topologies, which are adapted to the needs of the IT, Security, Production and OT teams. ​ We also assess what sort of scaling ( upsizing / downsizing ) the organisation is going through to accommodate specific workflows. Contact Us Netwok Design Process Trusted by: Industrial Network Design | Case Studies Case Study: High-Availability IT for a UK Food & Beverage Manufacturer A Failover Solution for a SCADA Migration Project at one of the leading Food & Bev manufacturers in Europe and the UK. Case Study: UCS Deployment & Secure Network for a Pharmaceutical | FMCG Producer Click here to download the full case. Cisco's UCS (Unified Computing System) help manufacturing businesses to achieve the consistency,... Case Study: Secure Networks & MES for a Modular Houses Manufacturer Read the full Case Study here. To guarantee better quality in production, the customer required the implementation of a secure by design...

  • IT Professional Services | Polestar Industrial IT | UK & EU

    Polestar Industrial IT | Our Services | Professional IT Services Industry 4.0 Technologies in the UK, IIoT Platform Professional IT Services We audit, configure, install, and optimise your Industrial IT Networks, Hardware & Systems . Get the best Network Engineers to deploy and secure your industrial communications for better process and data efficiency. IT Networks Consulting IT Projects Deployment Industrial IT Systems Networks Support Networks & IT Consulting Smart Factory Consulting Call it Digitalisation, Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0, we help you trace the routemap to achieve your operational goals through technology. More about this Service Network Engineering We create Secure-by-Design networks to optimise your system architectures, data flows and business resilience. More about this Service Enterprise & Legacy Systems Integration Our Network and Cybersecurity Engineers are specialised in Enterprise IT Integration and Legacy Systems Migration/Integration More about this Service IQ OQ Documentation We help manufacturers to establish documented evidence of the correct installaltion and safe operation of your production equipment according to requirements. More about this Service Network Auditing Services With our Network Auditing services we help you to find faults in your network and perform WiFi/Wireless Surveys to improve the efficiency of your IT communications. More about this Service Network Speed and Load Balancing With our Network Engineering services you can increase the data flow speed and efficiency of your industrial networks. More about this Service Networks IT Consulting IT Projects Deployment IT Projects Deployment Installations & Replacements Industrial Ethernet, WiFi, Switching & Routing Components & Industrial IT. A comprehensive offering of industrial network solutions for resilient and flawless interaction between OT and IT systems. Network components , software and network consulting . Filter and forward network packets from one device to another. Structured Cabling Industrial network cabling with enterprise-class features for harsh environments. Connect applications across your cloud, data center, and edge locations. Intent-based Routing Systems that transform the WAN edge by delivering the best of SD-WAN, security, edge compute and 5G-ready connectivity. Roll-out Projects Scalability and Security for your Deployments Hight reliability in industrial control system environments. Our wireless systems offer robust scalability, visibility and control needed to manage thousands of wireless points from a single location. Contact Us Trusted by: Industrial IT System Supply IT System Supply Our Industrial IT Partners Ecosystem: We are independent Network & Systems Integrators that help manufacturers streamline and optimise their supply chains end to end, bringing in unbiased digital manufacturing solutions to drive agility. Find out more about some of our partners... All Partners What can you do in the Factory Floor with our Industrial Networks & IIoT Systems ? Industrial IT & Networking Systems Networking Switches Industrial Ethernet Switching Components & Services. A comprehensive offering of industrial network solutions for resilient and flawless interaction between OT and IT systems. Network components , software and network consulting . Filter and forward network packets from one device to another. Learn More Industrial Routing Intent-based networking with enterprise-class features for harsh environments. Connect applications across your cloud, data center, and edge locations. Intent-based Routing Systems that transform the WAN edge by delivering the best of SD-WAN, security, edge compute and 5G-ready connectivity. Read More Factory Wireless Cableless communications between devices, ICS & people on the factory floor. Hight reliability in industrial control system environments. Our wireless systems offer robust scalability, visibility and control needed to manage thousands of wireless points from a single location. Know More Network Management Digital Network Architectures to manage production data & optimise operations. Manage your multi-policy network environments and develop an integrated, smarter, and more intuitive Industrial Network . Improve performance and spend less time managing your network . Cisco DNA SD-WANs Polestar , Cisco & Dispel Industrial SD-WANs for Secure Industrial Connectivity . With our Software-Defined networking in Wide Area Networks , you can deliver routing , efficient offloading of expensive circuits, threat protection, and simplification of WAN network management . Learn More Secure Networking Secure Network Access with Polestar, Dispel & Cisco Cyber Vision. Build your next-generation branch or facility network with an automated and secure connectivity solution. It is cloud-driven for agility, wireless first, secure, and data-optimised for industrial insights. Ask Us Networks & IT Support Networks IT Support We take pride in building long-term, trust-based relationships with our customers by providing world-class ongoing Network & IT life-cycle support. With our dedicated boutique services, we assist you troubleshooting a comprehensive range of industrial networking solutions. We accompany you from End-to-End through the digital transformation of your industrial plants. Industrial-grade Support Contact Us Industrial IT Resources Case Study: High-Availability IT for a UK Food & Beverage Manufacturer A Failover Solution for a SCADA Migration Project at one of the leading Food & Bev manufacturers in Europe and the UK. Case Study: UCS Deployment & Secure Network for a Pharmaceutical | FMCG Producer Click here to download the full case. Cisco's UCS (Unified Computing System) help manufacturing businesses to achieve the consistency,... Case Study: Secure Networks & MES for a Modular Houses Manufacturer Read the full Case Study here. To guarantee better quality in production, the customer required the implementation of a secure by design...

  • Industrial IT & IIoT Whitepapers | Polestar Industrial IT | UK

    Industrial IT & IIoT Whitepapers The Industrial Data Space: A Cloud-based Approach On-premise OT systems are extremely proprietary in nature, with little to no compatibility between different manufacturers. The same approach is also being adopted on Cloud platforms. Using the IDS reference architecture would allow for standardised approaches towards data sharing, enabling access to data created by machines from different manufacturers. Read the Whitepaper Here our next Whitepaper Hold on tight, 'cause our next whitepaper is gonna be rad! Read the Whitepaper

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