Siemens Launches Integrated Security Functions

Siemens Industry Automation has announced new versions of its Simatic NET CP 343-1 Advanced and Simatic NET CP 443-1 components with integrated security functions, which are made to enable companies to enhance the security of their networks in process automation and production automation. The advanced communications processors contain a firewall, as well as a VPN function that provides secure access to the Simatic S7-300 and S7-400 controller series.

Through its Security Integrated product portfolio, Siemens is offering network components that provide extended security features. The Simatic NET CP 343-1 Advanced and Simatic NET CP 443-1 Advanced communications processors with extended functional scope enable connection to the S7-300 or S7-400 controllers via VPN.

It is also possible to define more detailed security settings and access rights via the integrated firewall. Through this function, the communications processors secure access across the entire plant network. The integrated switch also supports secure connection of the lower-level controllers and HMI and I/O devices.

The Security Integrated range includes the new Simatic NET CP 1628 module for industrial PCs. It supports secure connection of industrial PCs to the network via a VPN and firewall.  Computers equipped with the module can be connected to protected cells. It is also possible to access an industrial PC with an integral CP 1628 using the Softnet Security Client application over the Internet or a company-internal network via remote access.

Two more new products in the security portfolio of the Industry Automation Division are the security module Scalance S623 and the UMTS router Scalance M875. With the Scalance S623, the thoroughly revised range of Scalance S modules is supplemented by a variant with a DMZ port (Demilitarized Zone).

For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/.

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