The Profinet security concept


 re-evaluation of the risk potential for automation networks is necessary due to current trends in automation engineering, according to this White Paper by the head of the Profinet security working group, Franz Kobinger. Included are the increased use of Ethernet as a field bus, wireless LANs, and remote maintenance via the Internet, as well as interconnection of the plant network with other networks such as office LANs or company Intranets.

Security concepts intended for use in the office environment are hardly sufficient, this White Paper maintains, underscoring the need for security concepts for automation engineering. Click the Download Now button below to view a pdf version of this White Paper.