INSYS updates security on industrial routers
July 9, 2013 - INSYS extended the functional range of its industrial routers with security features included in firmware update 2.11. The firmware follows the current recommendations of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) and the white paper of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft, BDEW).
Routers which not only allow for remote access but also establish connections for data transfer pose a potential threat to application and network security. These devices are often installed in remote locations, such as photovoltaic systems which cannot be sufficiently protected against physical access. Of all bad scenarios, theft of the router is the least to worry about. A much greater danger is the possibility of professionals gaining access to company IT networks, disrupting these and stealing or even manipulating data.
Even before the update, INSYS icom’s routers were equipped with a wide range of security features, including VPN functionality (encryption, mutual authentication) and a firewall (white list). If a router is reset to factory settings, previous configurations and log files can no longer be accessed or changed. After a certificate is integrated, it can never be read out again. Moreover, users can define access options to the configuration interface: local configuration can be disabled completely.
With the firmware version 2.11, INSYS icom adds many new security functions established in the IT world to its routers. Key features are the prevention of unauthorised access to the device and the sending of user-specific messages via email, SMS, or SNMP in case of security-critical events. These events include unsuccessful dial-in attempts, plugging in or unplugging cables at the switch, unsolicited traffic, or changes to the configuration. Additionally, INSYS icom routers feature a MAC firewall that blocks data packets from unknown devices.
Red Lion announces ODVA CIP certification of N-Tron series of Ethernet switches
With embedded support for CIP, this industrial Ethernet switch portfolio provides communication for industrial markets that include manufacturing,...
Teledyne DALSA announces M4060, M4040, C4060 & C4040 modesl of Genie Nano camera series
Developed for industrial imaging applications, including intelligent traffic systems, printed circuit board inspection and metrology, these latest...
R. STAHL introduces ET 438 & MT-438 panel PCs
These HMIs are suitable for use in hazardous areas applications (Zone 1, 21 and 2, 22) such as managing and monitoring of drilling, purging, and...
Fluke introduces 368 FC & 369 FC leakage current clamps
The Fluke 368 FC and 369 FC leakage current clamps are designed to help industrial electricians and maintenance technicians identify, document,...
Pickering Interfaces announces Cable Design Toool
This graphics-based web tool allows users to create customized cable assemblies using detailed design characteristics including a selection of...
CISCO Live 2016: Disruption, Data Communications to Drive Industrial Success
By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
Attending Cisco Live 2016, it is clearer than ever that to be successful, industry needs to leverage the...
ODVA Offers Fall Training Sessions
Registration is now open for these one-day courses designed to help businesses developing Ethernet/IP devices and solutions in the industrial...
Best Industrial Networking Practices of Machine Vision Systems
In order to provide smooth production processes with critical machine vision applications, building a rugged Ethernet network is...