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RUGGEDCOM cybersecurity solutions

Our unique expertise in building industrial networks means that we know what you need when it comes to cybersecurity – from the inside out.
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We build your systems. We are your partner on the inside who will work with you to safeguard your communication network, secure your bottom line and help you achieve your business goals. This is why we can create comprehensive effective cybersecurity solutions like no one else.

Combat cyber attacks with anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems 

With the rise of digitalization and Big Data comes the increased threat of cyber attacks in critical industries around the world. So just how can operators of Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) stay safe when the line between IT and OT networks is rapidly disappearing? Here’s your chance to learn from our experts.

Critical to your success

A comprehensive approach to cybersecurity

With billions of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices connected worldwide, cybersecurity is crucial to the success of the digital economy. An effective cybersecurity strategy must take a holistic approach to protecting critical systems against unauthorized access or attack. For us, that approach covers an ongoing assessment, implementation and management of security solutions.
Our cybersecurity portfolio

Field proven products that meet security challenges head on

We know what you need when it comes to cybersecurity – inside and out. That is why we have put together an integrated portfolio of powerful products to safeguard your infrastructure. All supported by a full range of Siemens expertise and services.

Ideally suited for electric power and intelligent transportation systems applications, the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 family of modular Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers offers WAN, serial or Ethernet connectivity options.

These field-proven, industry-leading devices have been coupled with cybersecurity applications to offer customized solutions of various security levels. Field-swappable modules, such as RUGGEDCOM APE1808, guarantee flexibility and easy maintenance for critical applications.

The new version of the industrial application processing engine, the RUGGEDCOM APE1808 is a small but powerful industrial application hosting platform that lets you tap into a range of Siemens and leading third party cybersecurity applications in harsh, mission-critical environments.

This module plugs directly into most members of the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 family without the added complications of installing an external industrial PC. It excels at hosting a range of applications such as next generation firewalls, network log and load processors, and intrusion sensors.

RUGGEDCOM CROSSBOW is a scalable Secure Access Management solution, providing secure, compliant access to all your Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and associated files.

Tailored to the needs of industrial and utility asset owners, this solution focuses on delivering productivity gains for administrators and users while assisting with cybersecurity compliance in managing, securing, and reporting on remote access. CROSSBOW is also compliant with NERC CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection) and IEC 62443-2 standards.

Solutions overview

Cybersecurity solutions that can be hosted on the RUGGEDCOM Multi-Service Platform family designed for harsh environments and mission-critical applications.

Non-Intrusive, anomaly-based signatureless Intrusion Detection System (IDS) software for mission-critical operational networks, operating on RUGGEDCOM hardware, provides early-warning notification and alerting on vulnerabilities and sophisticated cyber threats that may be undetectable by conventional IT security tools.

Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) on the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 with the APE1808 examines data packets utilizing a non-intrusive methodology for mission-critical networks focusing on OT protocols (such as Modbus and DNP3) searching for potential non-compliance traffic, viruses, spam, intrusions, or user-defined criteria to determine whether the packet may pass or if it needs to be routed to a different destination for cybersecurity analysis and mitigation helping to secure communication to control centers and IT networks.

Utilizing a combination of RUGGEDCOM switching and routing platform, with leading Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) functionality on a single, integrated appliance, provides for additional integrated DPI/IPS functionalities, offering security when connecting non-critical IT networks, to critical deterministic operational networks.

An Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is a capability available on the RUGGEDCOM hardware if equipped with a NGFW solution. IPS is located between the WAN and the LAN to deny the traffic that represents known threat based on a security profile. 

Certified cybersecurity partners

Developed by industry leaders, our cybersecurity solutions portfolio provides access to a variety of advanced cybersecurity applications on the RUGGEDCOM Multi-Service Platform family. Together with certified and qualified cybersecurity partners, Siemens helps its customers secure industrial networks against constantly evolving threats. Each partner is a proven expert in their field with excellent product and system expertise in terms of portfolio.

A partner you CAN trust in a zero-trust culture. 

“Cybersecurity is a top priority for Siemens.  We hold ourselves accountable to the highest cybersecurity standards and endeavor to lead by example.” Check out our whitepaper for an in-depth understanding of Siemens’ Cybersecurity Program, specific to our RUGGEDCOM solutions. 

Cybersecurity: What we do at Siemens

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Services that go above and beyond

From assessment, pre-configuration and testing to implementation and training, Siemens has got you covered. The Siemens professional services team offers:

  • Discovery and analysis of existing network assets and network architecture
  • Vulnerability assessment of the network by assessing existing security features and providing a security assessment report with recommendations on how to improve security
  • Design and deployment of security solutions and security training for stakeholders
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Professional Services for Industrial Networks

Professional services for industrial networks

It’s easy to acquire a top-of-the-line industrial communication network when you’re backed by our first-class network components and strong network design expertise. Work directly with us and our certified Solution Partners to help develop a network solution tailored to your needs. 

Industrial networks education

Industrial networks education

Need in-house specialists? Participate in Siemens industrial networks training program and earn the subsequent certification aligned with international Industrial Ethernet standards. 

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