Today’s machines are closely integrated with company IT security. As a result, additional security features are now essential to protect equipment against unauthorized access and cyber attacks. Hauni has responded with the new IT security package.
Modern production machines are almost always controlled by a PC and integrated into the company network. Indeed, they often have a remote connection to the manufacturer via the Internet. Although this contributes enormously to boosting production performance, it can also be a gateway for dangers such as viruses, loss of data, and industrial espionage. Due to these concerns, a group of global tobacco companies founded a working group with the objective to define and establish a set of “best practice” IT security rules for their OEMs.
A team led by Andreas Eckroth, group leader at the Hauni Innovation Center for Automation Technology, has now used these findings as the basis for a comprehensive, modular solution that ensures the highest level of security.
“As well as hardware, such as a firewall, the modules include system hardening measures that offer increased security and guarantee that all software used must be security-tested and essential for operations,” explains Eckroth. “Whitelisting is another important feature. This makes certain that only known applications are allowed to run on the computer. All the required software updates are performed securely via the password-protected Hauni Update Service.”
Hauni’s experts have even implemented the disaster recovery solution requested by a customer. This ensures that, if the worst happens, all the intelligent components in a machine can be restored quickly and easily using data from the last backup. The IT security package is already available for all Hauni machines since the beginning of 2016. It has already been in operation with a PROTOS-M5 since mid-2015 – with great success.
The customer rates the Hauni solution as a “best in class” and singles out its “high level of user-friendliness” for special praise. The package has been prepared according to customer specification with OEE made by Hauni high-quality results.
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