Friday 26 June 2015

Flexible protection for automation networks.

The Scalance S615 is the latest addition to the Siemens security module product line. This cost-effective entry-level device from the Scalance S range protects industrial networks and automation systems against unauthorized access.

The Scalance S615 security module has five Ethernet ports that offer protection for various network topologies via firewall or virtual private network VPN (IPsec and OpenVPN) and enable flexible implementation of security concepts. Users can configure up to five variable security zones with individual firewall rules. With the autoconfiguration interface, the device can be easily integrated and parameterized with the Sinema Remote Connect management platform. The management platform lets users conveniently manage network connections and access widely distributed plants and machinery.

The new Scalance S615 security module has various configuration, management and diagnostics options via web-based management (WBM), command line Interface (CLI) and simple network management protocol (SNMP). As a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server and client, the device can be used in any virtual local area network (VLAN) security zone. The new device has a key-operated switch function on its digital input for establishing a controlled tunnel connection.

The security modules in the Siemens Scalance S family connect seamlessly to the security structures of the office and IT worlds and are specially designed to meet the demands of automation systems with features such as a rugged design for industrial environments, easy installation, minimal downtime in the event of faults due to a redundant power supply, and rapid device replacement via C-plug. Depending on the level of security required, the firewall and VPN security features can be combined.

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