At the very heart of the solution was a network access control operating in real time. This was provided by Junos Pulse Gateways from Juniper. Computers administrated by the in-house IT department were given a machine certificate (802.1x) while external or non-compliant computers/devices were initially placed in quarantine. This represented a major buffer between the existing networks.
The pre-defined zoning was implemented with the assistance of InfoGuard’s partner Fortinet using a FortiGate firewall solution. This prevented uncontrolled data transfer between the unprotected «production» zone and the reliable «office» zone.