4.2.14 Proprietary ecosystems
To achieve a complete IoE solution, interoperability is critical. OT networks and systems are often implemented using proprietary protocols that may be insecure. These protocols do not interoperate well with the protocols of an IP network, which are typically more secure.
One of the first steps is to develop a solution that allows the devices to speak the same language, regardless of the vendor. One way to accomplish this is to convert proprietary networks to IP-based networks. Another approach is to ensure that these proprietary protocols can communicate through a translator.