Cybersecurity in the age of digital manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is forecast to bring untold value to industrial operations. The IIoT introduces a new network architecture which greatly expands the traditional manufacturing systems paradigm – by increasing the interoperability and optimization of a large number of control systems.

The Unidirectional CloudConnect solves two major challenges that have slowed the adoption of the IIoT among industrial businesses; interoperability and security. Protection of the industrial site from remote online attacks has been accomplished by providing a safe connection to the cloud. The CloudConnect acts as a translator gateway between the industrial site’s systems and the cloud. It collects data within a SCADA network using the wide variety of connectors, then publishes that data to the cloud using a selected “cloud” protocol.

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