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Cybersecurity for critical infrastructure 

Be free to focus on what matters with an end-to-end cybersecurity approach using RUGGEDCOM hardware, software, and expertise. This also gives you the secure foundation you need for digitalization.
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RUGGEDCOM cybersecurity solutions

The freedom to focus on what matters

Securing your industrial control system in the face of increasing IT/OT convergence, progressively sophisticated cyberattacks, and strict regulations is not easy. Find out more about how we will work with you to find a cybersecurity solution tailored to your requirements using the right blend of OT-network expertise, certified software and rugged hardware. 

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Defense in Depth

Implement “Defense in Depth” for your industrial control system with an end-to-end cybersecurity approach from Siemens

Click on the tabs below to learn how our full suite of holistic, standards-based cybersecurity solutions and implementation support can help you identify, protect against, detect and manage cyber threats to your critical infrastructure.

Professional expertise

Trusted partners who will help you achieve regulatory compliance

Siemens Professional Services teams are experienced OT professionals who understand the unique security requirements of complex industrial networks and will protect your network using a standards-based approach – thus helping you ensure regulatory compliance with local laws.

The right expertise for your requirements

Irrespective of how complex or simple your requirements might be: the hard work can be left to us. Our experts will guide you in the planning, design and implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program based on your business requirements and the regulatory environment. Thus, forming the secure foundation from which you can further tap into the benefits of digitalization in an increasingly competitive world.


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Certified software

Choose tested and certified software solutions that are just right for your network

RUGGEDCOM’s versatile hardware lets you host the software that best fits your needs. So, you can choose from leading Siemens software solutions as well as Siemens certified solutions from trusted third-party vendors – each a proven expert in their field.

RUGGEDCOM CROSSBOW Secure Access Management

Tailored to the needs of industrial and utility asset owners, this scalable solution lets you tap into a proven Secure Access Management System and provides secure, NERC CIP compliant access to all your Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and associated files.

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SINEC NMS Network Management System

A Network Management System (NMS) for complex network structures, SINEC NMS can be used to centrally monitor, manage and configure industrial networks with tens of thousands of devices around the clock – including security-related areas. It paves the way for digital transformations in all sectors regardless of network size and, thanks to its scalability, is able to grow as your network becomes larger and more complex.

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Next-Generation Firewall & Intrusion Prevention System

Fortinet's Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) enables security-driven networking and consolidates industry-leading security capabilities such as an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), web filtering, secure sockets layer (SSL) inspection, and automated threat protection. The solution also includes Industrial Security Services (ISS).


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Next-Generation Firewall & Intrusion Prevention System

Siemens deploys Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual firewall on the RUGGEDCOM APE1808 module. Together, this solution will provide a secure offering to protect your OT network and ease of deployment with a single console for remote and critical environments. The Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual firewall will block malware, perform application control, provide SSL/TLS inspection for encrypted traffic, and detect and prevent advanced attacks inline within application flows throughout the network

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Intrusion Detection System & Deep Packet Inspection

Nozomi Networks is a leader in OT and IoT security and visibility. They accelerate digital transformations by unifying network visibility, threat detection and operational insight for the world’s largest OT sites. The solution from them includes an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)


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Intrusion Detection System & Deep Packet Inspection

Claroty’s comprehensive industrial cybersecurity platform helps customers protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. Its solution connects seamlessly with existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access – all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership.

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Intrusion Detection System

Secure-NOK offers SNOK™: a small, scalable data solution designed to locally detect malware, espionage, sabotage and other harmful cyber events uses an advanced anomaly-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS). The solution is designed to be implemented on industrial sites, running on hardware with limited computing power.


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Rugged hardware

Put your business interests and operations first

With reliable and rugged hardware solutions that form the solid foundation of a future-proof cybersecurity strategy.

One box, infinite possibilities – the RUGGEDCOM APE1808

The RUGGEDCOM cybersecurity approach hinges on the RUGGEDCOM APE1808: a powerful application hosting platform that is a line module for the RUGGEDCOM Multi-Service Platform family of switches/routers. 


This allows it to integrate easily into your current infrastructure with minimal disruption. Its standards-based platform offers access to any leading, third-party cybersecurity software. So, you are free to choose solutions that are just right for you and which meet the evolving threats and regulations in your country or region. 

The RUGGEDCOM RX1500 family

The RUGGEDCOM APE1808 integrates easily into the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 family of modular Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers. 


With VPN and firewall capabilities, these integrated switches and routers ensure data security at the Local Area Network (LAN) level through use of passwords, PKI authentication and strong encryption algorithms. They are typically used as the main point of entry between the LAN and the WAN – forming a secure gateway to your industrial control system. 

Combatting cyberattacks with anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems

With the rise of digitalization comes the increased threat of cyberattacks in critical industries around the world. So how can operators of Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) stay safe when the line between IT and OT networks is rapidly disappearing? 

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RUGGEDCOM cybersecurity webinar

Securing ICS networks in the modern digital substation

The transition of the electric power industry toward a smarter grid creates a highly automated Industrial Control System (ICS) network for operators. In this webinar, our expert goes over what needs to be done to secure such ICS networks; including secure protocols and best practices. 

Learn to leverage the latest cybersecurity trends, standards and requirements

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Overcoming cybersecurity challenges caused by increasing IT/OT convergence

Further information

The knowledge and support you need, when you need it

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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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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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Standard-based cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure networks

Be free to focus on what matters with RUGGEDCOM cybersecurity solutions and an end-to-end cybersecurity approach that combines the right hardware, software and expertise. The outcome: IEC 62443-compliant cybersecurity for your industrial control systems as well as NERC CIP-compliance for your critical infrastructure networks.

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