The new Sinec INS
(Infrastructure Network Services) is a software tool for central network
services. It provides customers with a quick and easy overview of all network
services via a unified user interface. The tool offers general network services,
which specifically benefit Operational Technology (OT). Using Sinec INS, the OT
can create an autonomous network – independent of IT services – and the network
can for example be hosted in an OT data center. This includes various servers such
as DHCP (IP address management), Syslog (collection of events in the network),
NTP (time management), Radius (authentication in the network) and TFTP (for firmware
updates on network components).
The new Sinec PNI
(Primary Network Initialization) commissioning tool enables the quick and easy initialization
of Scalance and Ruggedcom network components. Controllers/CPUs (Central
Processing Units) can also be initialized with this tool. This expansion of the
Sinec family portfolio to include the Sinec PNI tool offers convenient basic initialization
and ensures the availability of network components.