Industrial communication networks

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Siemens and Aruba form partnership for integrated networks

Siemens and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced a strategic partnership focused on bridging the OT and IT worlds. Based on their complementary portfolios, users benefit from integrated networks with proven interoperability from factory floors to corporate offices.

Here, you can view the official press release published by Siemens and Aruba.

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Comprehensive network experience alone is not enough to ensure that an industrial communication network meets all the necessary requirements. Established automation and industry expertise is at least as important.
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Valuable knowledge about industrial communication networks

In this section, proven experts share their knowledge with you – and answer interesting questions on industrial communication networks in a loose cycle.

How should a zone concept for the separation of critical plant sections be structured?

The safety-related segmentation of the plant network into individual protected automation cells serves to increase the security, in addition to the general risk minimization, and is a fundamental component of a security concept. 

 

Here, the segmentation of the network into cells and the assignment of the devices take place according to the communication and protection needs. Therefore, the implementation of a security concept often begins with the segmentation of the plant into logical security cells – according to the physical and functional layout of the network architecture. A security cell can again consist of several smaller segments, but in the case of disconnection, must ultimately be able to work autonomously for a certain period of time without a connection to other plant or functional units.

 


Peter Schönemann, System and Marketing Manager for Industrial Security

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A must for the digital transformation

Powerful and future-proof communication networks are essential for a successful digital transformation. They enable all assets involved in the value-added process to be seamlessly integrated – for a seamless exchange of data both horizontally and vertically. And they can grow along with the increasing volumes of data.
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