Virus protection embedded in control workstation

The Foxboro Automation unit of Invensys Process System has announced that all new I/A Series Workstations for Microsoft Windows will come with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software pre-installed at the factory.

05/12/2005


The Foxboro Automation unit of Invensys Process System has announced that all new I/A Series Workstations for Microsoft Windows will come with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software pre-installed at the factory. Foxboro claims this additional software provides I/A Series systems with a high degree of protection from plant disruptions caused by software virus outbreaks beginning from the point of manufacture through system setup, configuration, acceptance testing, commissioning, and day-to-day process control operations.

"Factory installation [of security software] is critical,” says Ernie Rakaczky, director of process control system security at Invensys Process Systems, “because potential vulnerability to computer viruses begins the minute the system is started up and connected to a network.”

For more information on Invensys' control network security program, visit the Invensys Customer Satisfaction Center on the Fobxboro Automation Web site .

—David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering, dgreenfield@reedbusiness.com





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