This page provides an overview of Lansweeper OT, and explains its benefits, where to find scanned OT assets, and why you should use Lansweeper OT.
Operational technology (OT) is a category of hardware and software that monitors and controls physical assets. Industrial OT can be found on factory floors, e.g. in assembly lines and manufacturing plants.
As OT assets are becoming more and more network connected, they become more similar to IT assets, allowing them to be scanned and analyzed. This convergence of traditionally separate domains can enhance operational efficiency but also empower organizations to make more informed decisions, streamline processes, and optimize resource utilization.
Lansweeper OT is a standalone software designed to scan industrial OT. When installed and configured, it lets you retrieve data on your PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and other industrial OT assets. Scanned properties include, among others: MAC address, manufacturer, model, serial number, firmware version and bus module info.
Lansweeper OT is accessible to all license holders, beginning with the Starter license, and can be linked to your Lansweeper Classic or Lansweeper Site installations to provide you with the information found in the OT discovery hub.
OT assets are similar to any other IT asset; retrieved data about these assets enables you to monitor the accessibility and security of your assets, prevent firmware vulnerabilities, plan maintenance and more.
Likewise, OT assets count towards your total number of licensed assets.
After installing and configuring Lansweeper OT, you can choose to link the OT Hub to another Lansweeper installation. The Lansweeper solution you would link to depends on your individual needs, as each has its own, unique benefits.
It’s important to think about which platform you’d like to link to, as you can only have 1 simultaneous link. Although you could still unlink your OT Hub from either Lansweeper Classic or Lansweeper Cloud at a later date, you may lose some added data.
Additionally, Lansweeper Classic also allows you to delete OT assets, add them to groups and even add relations between your OT assets.
Since your OT information exists in the same database as your IT assets, you can create reports using both OT and IT assets that organize your scanned data into useful and relevant categories. Moreover, you can leverage your custom reports in Lansweeper Classic and Lansweeper Cloud to increase your cyber security.
You can create custom dashboards in Lansweeper Classic and Lansweeper Cloud to provide you with an overview of crucial information about your environment. Afterward, you could share your work with your colleagues so they too can benefit from your customized overview dashboard.
In Lansweeper Cloud, you can leverage the Lansweeper API to support a wide range of scenarios with accurate asset data.
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