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Producing in a big bad world

Hackers and malicious users have traditionally focused on attacking the higher level business PCs, however now there are some signs they are increasing the scope of their focus to include shop floor systems.

Hackers and malicious users have traditionally focused on attacking the higher level business PCs, however now there are some signs they are increasing the scope of their focus to include shop floor systems.

Therefore precautions should be taken at all levels. Where a PC technology is used, often a firewalled system is used, but firewalls themselves also need constant maintenance. Forget it on one occasion and you can be immediately exposed.

In fact we believe there are several other ways. For example:

Reducing complexity

The shop floor PLCs and PACs interface interact directly with management and ERP level systems. The benefits are several fold, system reliability/availability is protected as weaker PC layer technology is no longer the controlling gateway.

As easy as ABC

To increase system flexibility and resilience Mitsubishi Electric has developed a platform control concept. The systems is flexible enough that is can combine PAC based technologies with traditional PLC technologies, robotics, NC control and even an open C based control philosophy.

Secure your IT

The Mitsubishi e-F@ctory partner Green Hills “integrity” operating system allows solutions to be built on a secure hypervisor based operating systems that puts “hard” protection between the different systems running on the client device.