Security on the shop floor

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Network security has always been an important consideration in office environments but it has been largely overlooked in manufacturing. But as the shop floor has become increasingly linked to the back office and with the expansion of industrial Ethernet, production managers are now taking network security more seriously.

Over the last five years, Ethernet and TCP/IP have increasingly become relevant to industrial communication as production systems are more closely integrated with ERP and back office management systems. Added to which, significantly lower costs for standard components have contributed to the ...

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