Digitalization is transforming the global economy at incredible speed and with amazing intensity. For manufacturers, this spells an opportunity to take advantage of numerous benefits – including shorter order fulfilment cycles, more sustainable production processes, higher product quality and lower costs. Yet with great opportunity comes great risk. As operational networks became more digitized, they also became more exposed to cyber threats and to cyber criminals who increasingly target them. Back in 2017, ANDRITZ understood that in order to ensure the future of digital manufacturing, all factories would have to be effectively secured from cyberattacks. At the time, there was no industry-native cybersecurity solution available on the market. This meant that the only way to protect digital networks was to use retrofitted IT tools. These tools however, were (and still are) unfit to meet factory-specific cyber security requirements. The market, therefore, was ripe for a different paradigm.