Industrial digitalization requires industrial networksIn the future Internet of Things, communications-capable machines will be by far the most common type of device. At the same time, the number of networked industrial robots in use every year will double. The volume of data will also enjoy substantial growth. This development highlights the fact that digitalization is possible only in combination with powerful data communications.
Modernizing industrial communications: Making the digital thread real
Today and in years to come, Digital Enterprises supported by advanced industrial communications and backed by fully aligned IT and OT teams will enjoy distinct competitive advantages over those without.
With a vibrant, coherent thread of data running end-to-end through their operations, companies can execute their business strategies faster, gain performance feedback and insights sooner, respond to market changes and opportunities more quickly, and improve their time to market with new products and services.
Network security in industry
IT security is growing in importance with the increase in Ethernet-based networking through to the field level. After all, the risks of potential cyber attacks in an automated system are much greater than attacks on office networks – and in the worst case, they can threaten both people and the environment. In response, we offer a solution – in the form of Defense in Depth – that provides end-to-end and multi-level protection against both external and internal attacks. Network security includes checking all interfaces, like those between office and plant networks, and checking remote accesses to the Internet. It may take the form of a firewall or the creation of a protected secure zone (a “demilitarized zone,” or DMZ).