Industry 4.0 Needs To Be Secure
Production process requirements are always increasing and will carry on rising in the future. The processes need to be intelligent, efficient, sustainable, and, above all, secure. Production is going digital – the key words being Industry 4.0 – with processes, logistics, environments, and customers interacting intelligently with each other. The more data that is available, the better the communication. However, this will also make the networked industry more vulnerable to outside attacks.
Security requirements are no longer limited purely to IT, as processes communicating between machines need to be secured too. With CPS Solution, G&D has developed a range that complies with all the different requirements within the production environment and secures communication with and between machines.
The challenge here is that a wide range of different life cycles in production have to be taken into consideration: While machines may be in use for between 10 and 50 years, IT security will be outdated within a few years. The G&D approach is therefore to implement security solutions upstream from the machines, in order to allow use without any side effects. Software can be updated without a machine having to be stopped or even replaced. This means that security remains up to date at all times, without impairing production. It is also easy to upgrade the machines, meaning that CPS Solution can also be used across the board in existing systems.
Comprehensive Security with CPS Solution Range
In this era of Industry 4.0, many companies are being confronted with the challenge of finding suitable security measures for the changing requirements of a networked production environment. With CPS Solution, G&D can offer a whole range of security solutions that can be used to effectively secure the ever-increasing data flows in this field.
- CPS Secure Portal
The CPS Secure Portal is the access point for all remote services that all users must go through. It is protected with strong, two-factor authentication.
- CPS Policy Manager
CPS Policy Manager enables detailed management of all access rights – from general guidelines to group rights to definable settings for certain employees and machines.
- CPS Secure Cloud
The CPS Secure Cloud is managed via a high-security data center. All security measures are implemented via the Cloud, from the firewall to the intrusion detection systems. The data are hosted exclusively in Germany.
- CPS Remote
CPS Remote allows you to react to support requests almost in real time. Weaknesses can be detected early on and eliminated using remote maintenance, with the customer retaining control over data and access.
- CPS Protect
CPS Protect always offers the latest security solutions and network security for communication in industrial systems and environments. The security mechanisms are upstream, meaning that they can be used without side effects and without impacting the machines, systems, or production processes.
Secure Industrial Visibility: More Than Just Simple Secure Remote Maintenance
Companies often have multiple production sites. Thanks to remote maintenance, manufacturers can control and monitor their systems from a central location, which saves costs and optimizes processes as the result of this proactive approach. They mainly still use a VPN connection for this, but such a connection no longer complies with security standards. Intruders can take control easily and sabotage production processes.
With CPS Remote, G&D offers a secure connection and allows you to react almost in real time to support queries. It is also easy to generate problem analyses and find solutions, often without having to call out a service engineer to the site. Data can also be called up online, with the customer defining who has access to it and what exactly can be viewed. The selected G&D personnel can therefore only access data that has already been approved for release. All communication is encrypted.
Monitoring increases efficiency, as weak spots can be analyzed and rectified at an early stage in real time. It also reduces downtime, which in turn increases productivity. The solution is implemented upstream of any actual machines, allowing you to react to new security requirements. The newest security solutions can therefore be implemented without impairing production during this process. This means CPS Remote can be used in both existing and new machines.