Critical communication and cybersecurity: getting the right equipment for effective operation

Continuity of service, come that way

Critical communication networks are defined by their need to keep functioning when things go wrong. Business continuity on these networks is of vital importance to the smooth running of government and society. Emergency services – for example, the fire brigade or the police – are among their main users. These services must be able to communicate, either internally or with one other, as part of a joint operation led by a local or national authority task force.

Planning ahead for greater security in critical infrastructures

To achieve this, companies must have communication networks that are secure at all times. But especially with the progressive migration towards more modern, complex and high-performance architectures using the IP protocol, these networks are facing multiple cyber-risks: interception or tampering with critical communications; emergency deployment of security equipment during rescue operations or other strategic intervention areas; proliferation of sites and users spread over different geographical locations, such as communication relays and points.

How can you protect against multiple attacks with maximum security levels? At Stormshield, we design technological solutions that meet your needs – while complying with the many regulatory constraints specific to the critical communications sector (France’s Loi de programmation militaire, European NIS & NIS2 directives, etc.). Depending on the specific situation, you need to be able to:

  • establish trusted encrypted communication channels (and thus ensure the authentication, confidentiality and integrity of messages) for sensitive operations;
  • obtain maximum network performance and availability for emergency communications;
  • deploy and manage security equipment across a large-scale network, for a large team of administrators;
  • provide products with certifications and statements of trust;
  • set up operational security equipment in a few minutes, e.g. at accident sites, without requiring experts to travel to the site;
  • provide live system support and security maintenance.

Discover tailored, comprehensive and reliable cyber security solutions

Stormshield Network Security: guaranted network performance and availability

Our range of Stormshield Network Security (SNS) firewalls provides an answer to the issues you face… and a guarantee of performance and safety. Depending on the solution you choose, you will be able to benefit from:

  • the creation of trusted encrypted communication channels (IPSec VPN, TPM security, etc.);
  • high availability, with optimised failover times;
  • an EAL3+/EAL4+ certification, an ANSSI Standard qualification, or the NATO Restricted and EU Restricted certification;
  • potential hardware and software maintenance for long cycles;
  • deployment of operational safety equipment in just a few minutes, etc.

Would you like to find out more about our solutions? Take an in-depth look at the features of our Stormshield Network Security firewalls (SNS) or make an appointment with a Stormshield expert.

Stormshield Endpoint Security: guaranteed protection of critical infrastructure endpoints

We also develop the Stormshield Endpoint Security (SES) solution for optimal protection and complete control of applications, peripherals and network connections on your Windows workstations. This is a truly robust protection solution that combines the functions of protection and detectionto proactively block the most sophisticated cyberattacks and provide the information required for subsequent analysis. If continuity of service is a requirement for you, get the best protection for the critical endpoints in your infrastructure.

Is this enhanced software solution of interest to you? Find out more about this resilient protection for your workstations.

Stormshield XDR: a fully integrated and controlled XDR offer

With the Stormshield XDR offering, effectively combine Stormshield solutions with each other. Be notified of incidents from analyses on your endpoints, networks, web files and emails before managing the response with your various security products, driven by centralised incident management. An ideal combination for alerting you in real time and managing a rapid, long-term response on both the network and endpoints.

What are the results? Stormshield solutions protect your sensitive infrastructure from cyberattacks. Anticipation, protection, qualification and compliance are therefore the approaches you need to ensure the security of your IT and operational systems. With Stormshield, you can have complete peace of mind when it comes to your communications network, whatever the situation. Our teams are on hand to understand your communication network requirements and provide you with the most effective solutions.