Rockwell Automation Prepares Plant Networks for Future Demands with New Managed Switch

  • March 23, 2021
  • Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Prepares Plant Networks for Future Demands with New Managed Switch
Rockwell Automation Prepares Plant Networks for Future Demands with New Managed Switch

Companies can prepare their production facilities for more demanding, data-intensive networking with the new high-performance, all-gigabit Allen-Bradley Stratix 5800 managed industrial Ethernet switch. The switch supports layer 2 access switching and layer 3 routing for use in multiple layers of the architecture. Robust security capabilities and ISA/IEC 62443-4-2 certification help enhance network security.
 
The Stratix 5800 switch has fixed and modular designs, giving users flexibility to configure it based on application needs. It offers combinations of copper, fiber and Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports to support a wide range of architectures.
 
The switch helps ease integration by addressing the needs of both operations (OT) and IT teams. Studio 5000 Add-on Profiles enable premier integration into the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture. And the Cisco IOS-XE operating system helps ease integration to the enterprise.
 
“Reducing the complexity of IT/OT convergence is a priority today as companies need to connect their operations while managing challenges like skills shortages and security threats,” said Mark Devonshire, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “The Stratix 5800 managed switch helps simplify the jobs of IT and OT teams, and helps improve security and high performance for industrial environments.”
 
Certification to ISA/IEC 62443-4-2 verifies that the switch meets the standard’s technical requirements to security level 2 for industrial automation and control systems. This continues the efforts of Rockwell Automation to help secure industrial operations through certifications, expertise, products and services.
 
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