Comprehensive security measures
Replacing conventional fieldbus systems such as Profibus (standard for fieldbus communication) with Profinet (open Industrial Ethernet standard) makes it possible to perform commissioning, diagnostics and system maintenance over the network. Industrial Security is playing an increasingly important role, as only authorized users are allowed access to systems. Throughout production, around 60 secure, standardized points of access to the automation level were set up. Specifically, these are Simatic S7-300, S7-400 and S7 1500 controllers. Access protection is provided by the Scalance S615 Industrial Security Appliance, which monitors network traffic as a firewall. An additional security instance is provided by the higher-level Sinema Remote Connect server, the Siemens management platform for remote networks.