Integrating and Securing Industrial Networks With the Enterprise

Oct. 23, 2012
Connectivity to All Enterprise Processes Increases Productivity and Reduces Time to Market. However It Also Makes Way for Desirable and Undesirable Connections

Today, many industrial networks and application layers use standard Ethernet with Internet Protocol to connect to the enterprise network and the Internet. Benefits of doing this include increased visibility of plant floor activities, integration with back-office applications, and lower total cost of ownership. Yet, this affects the security and availability of the industrial network, the automation and control systems they interconnect.

Security should be applied to loss of assets and there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution to improving security. For this, you are required to meet changing processes and learnin how to manage risk.

Read this article in full to learn more about the concept of cyber-security for Industrial Ethernet.