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Rockwell Automation announces control device support for CIP Security protocol

Rockwell Automation announces control device support for CIP Security protocol

November 15, 2018 —Rockwell Automation is introducing industrial control products that allow companies to deploy CIP Security in their operations.

ODVA, a global association of the world’s leading automation companies, developed CIP Security. It is an extension to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), which is the application-layer protocol for EtherNet/IP. CIP Security is the first industrial automation protocol to support transport layer security (TLS), the most proven security standard in widespread use on the World Wide Web today.

Engineers will be able to implement CIP Security in their systems through Rockwell Automation products and firmware updates to existing products such as Allen-Bradley ControlLogix controllers, communication modules and Kinetix servo drives. 

In addition, the FactoryTalk Linx communications software allows FactoryTalk visualization and information software running on a PC to communicate to CIP Security-enabled devices. The FactoryTalk Policy Manager tool within the FactoryTalk software is used to implement and configure security policies between CIP Security-enabled devices. 

Rockwell Automation developed this capability to work with existing industrial control devices regardless of whether or not they were designed to support CIP Security. This allows industrial users to phase in security over time and retrofit existing installations. 

In addition, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5580 controllers will soon be certified compliant with the IEC 62443-4-2 security standard, building on the IEC 62443-4-1 certification that the Rockwell Automation Security Development Lifecycle has already received. 

This latest certification means the controllers will meet the global standard’s cybersecurity requirements to help companies secure their connected operations.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation is dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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