Cybersecurity in the age of digital manufacturing and industry 4.0
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 and smart factory technology 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.