Security software, services to improve user access-control and authentication

By Control Engineering Staff February 2, 2006

Open industrial networks and operating systems have manufacturers assessing the risks associated with unauthorized access to factory automation control-systems. Integrating RSAssetSecurity, from Rockwell Software , can deliver centralized authentication and access control by verifying the identity of each user accessing critical systems and granting or denying each user’s request to perform specific actions, Rockwell Automation says.

In addition, Rockwell Automation has introduced Automation Security Assessment Services that help manufacturers identify security vulnerabilities in the plant. The new services help users identify security-related issues through a detailed risk analysis and development of targeted policies, procedures, and technologies to help protect automation assets.

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— Richard Phelps, senior editor, Control Engineering