Belden Inc. has released the latest version of its Hirschmann network management software. Industrial HiVision 7.0 improves productivity by now allowing the simultaneous configuration of hundreds of devices from any manufacturer that are enabled with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). A new, customisable network dashboard provides instant visibility to key network health indicators, making it easy to take corrective or preventative measures. The result is improved availability and security for industrial networks.
In many industrial facilities, Ethernet networks are growing and changing quickly, and it is increasingly difficult to manage and secure them. The SANS 2016 State of Industrial Control System Security Survey indicates that 67 per cent of industrial organizations perceive severe or high levels of threat to control systems, up from 43 per cent in 2015. The report also indicates that planned industrial control system security improvements are behind schedule.
Mark Cooksley, product manager at Belden says: "Network security is top of mind at industrial facilities worldwide. Industrial HiVision is an important tool for improving it. The latest version builds on an already rich set of security functionalities to make it easier to control and take action on factors that impact security. These include accurate device configurations and instant visibility to security status indicators that can be readily seen and acted on using the new network dashboard."
The enhanced capabilities of Industrial HiVision 7.0 allow industrial manufacturers to:
Industrial HiVision is designed especially for automation networks and is in use worldwide in the power and utility, transportation, water/wastewater and discrete manufacturing industries. Follow the link for more information on Industrial HiVision.