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Networking and Security

Courtesy: Integration Objects
Other Networks April 1, 2020

OPCServer for SNMP by Integration Objects

Integration Objects’ OPC Server for SNMP offers a full monitoring of simple network management protocol- (SNMP) enabled devices from OPC client applications such as historians, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) or distributed control systems (DCSs).

By Integration Objects
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity March 6, 2020

Understanding ransomware attacks and the people behind it

Ransomware and cyber attacks are increasing against manufacturers. Some are trying to understand more about the people behind them and their motives, which are not always clear.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity August 19, 2020

Many industrial control systems can be exploited remotely

More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half of 2020 can be exploited remotely according to a report by Claroty.

By Claroty Research Team
Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet July 6, 2020

Safety over EtherCAT conformance test benefits

The Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) conformance test is required for manufacturer to prove the safety of a device, and increases reliability, freedom from errors and interoperability of secure communication.

By Christiane Hammel
Courtesy: Avnu Alliance
Wireless August 17, 2020

Extending TSN capabilities over 5G and other wireless networks

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) has gained more attention from manufacturers as capabilities like 5G become more accessible. Benefits include faster communications, better mobility and high reliability.

By Dave Cavalcanti, Stephen Bush and Alon Regev
Courtesy: MultiTech Systems Inc., New Products for Engineers Database
Wireless August 11, 2020

5G wireless for industrial use: Six answers

Industrial communications is adding 5G to wireless protocols used. Get answers about 5G progress, 5G benefits, 5G adoption challenges and 5G standard.

By Daniel Quant
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 25, 2020

Making the automation environment smarter with I/O data

Industrial environments are generating more data than ever. Whether for production volume, downtime or serial numbers, this information can offer insight into processes and productivity.

By Svenja Litz, Kate Zimmerman