Innominate warns against pitfalls of Industrial Ethernet

  • June 12, 2007
  • Innominate Security Technologies AG
  • News
June 12, 2007 - Industrial Ethernet has been identified by manufacturers as the ideal way to improve productivity and quality while reducing costs. It allows manufacturers to control information, configuration, diagnostics, safety, synchronisation, and motion on the same network while seamlessly connecting to information and enterprise systems. However to take advantage of the benefits the technology offers and bridge the commercial-industrial divide, businesses must navigate an increasing number of standards and an increasing number of threats associated with industrial automation highlights Innominate’s CEO, Joachim Fietz"Industrial Ethernet is set to revolutionise the way industrial companies use technology in manufacturing. The benefits Ethernet unlocks are huge and in terms of service improvement its similar to home users making the switch from dial-up to broadband, but it won’t be all plain sailing” warns Joachim Fietz, CEO, Innominate. “The increase of standard protocols in the industrial automation sector means that there is an accompanying increase in threats that companies must protect themselves against. Failure to increase security will not just negate the potential benefits that can be realised through Industrial Ethernet, but threaten all productivity and output. The technology opens the door for greater productivity to be achieved, but for organisations to reap those benefits security must be a consideration of implementing any new technologies within an industrial environment.” About Innominate Security Technologies AG Innominate Security Technologies AG is the market and technology leader for embedded security devices in industrial applications worldwide. The Germany-based company offers solutions in two main areas “Industrial Ethernet Security” and “Secure Remote Maintenance” for machines and industrial equipment. With its mGuard product line, supplemented by Device Management Software, the security specialist offers hardware firewall, VPN and virus protection that is easy to install and maintain. They are available through OEM partners (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Innominate’s network of national and international partners. Learn More

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