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May 2022: Practical Advice for the Defense-in-depth Approach and Zero Trust Architecture

In your quest for IT/OT convergence, security concerns rightfully might be at the front of your mind. To navigate your way through the cybersecurity jungle successfully, take these perspectives into account.

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Apr 2022: 3 Perspectives to Keep Your Cybersecurity Journey on the Right Track

In your quest for IT/OT convergence, security concerns rightfully might be at the front of your mind. To navigate your way through the cybersecurity jungle successfully, take these perspectives into account.

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Apr 2022: Secure the Networks in Your Substation Automation Systems 

To monitor and control IEDs in refurbished substations, it is critical to make your network infrastructure more secure. Discover how you can secure your devices from configuration to daily maintenance in your substations. 

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Mar 2022: Enhance Industrial Network Security by Following This Standard

Choosing a particular security framework for industrial control systems can be driven by multiple factors. Find out why system integrators are leaning towards the IEC 62443-4-2 standard to equip network operators with the tools they need to protect their networks against cyberattacks.  

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Feb 2022: Optimize Energy Efficiency for Your Building Automation With Secure BACnet Gateways

Optimizing your building’s energy usage requires constant power monitoring. However, you will need additional meters with solid connectivity to collect power usage data from HVAC and other power systems. Find out how you can develop reliable connectivity for your remote power monitoring systems.  

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Jan 2022: Maximize Your CNC Manufacturing Uptime

Connecting your CNC machines online helps you identify critical productivity issues, so you can fix them with minimal downtime, maintenance, or additional costs. Therefore, enabling smooth communication between your DNC/MDC software and CNC machines is essential. Weigh up these suggestions when you are looking for a connectivity solution.  

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Dec 2021: How to Optimize Your Wireless AMH Operations 

Unreliable wireless communication is one of the biggest nightmares for any wireless AMH deployment as unstable signals can easily disrupt operations. These four tips should help shed some of these worries by helping you take control of the invisible network communications of your AMH systems.  

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Nov 2021: 5 Tips From Industry Experts to Help Protect Your Industrial Networks

As the OT/IT convergence trend continues to gather pace, more attack surfaces are emerging in industrial control systems. Discover what tips industry experts have for you to kick-start your organization’s cybersecurity journey.

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Nov 2021: Enable Smarter Production Lines With the Right Connectivity

Without a reliable connection between your production lines and the control center, operators cannot receive complete and accurate data to optimize operational efficiency. Consider these suggestions to enable connectivity that brings out the full potential of your production lines.  

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Oct 2021: 2 Fundamentals That Help You Make Better Decisions for Your Industrial Cybersecurity

A wealth of standards and guidelines are available to help you effectively manage your cybersecurity. However, which of these standards or guidelines are the right fit for you? Follow these two principles to protect your devices from security vulnerabilities and manage security risks better.

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Oct 2021: How to Deploy Smarter Wireless Networks for AMH Systems

To maximize the capabilities of automated materials handling (AMH) systems, operators mainly use wireless communication to monitor system conditions. If you want to ensure smooth communications for your AMH systems, complete these actions to ensure a reliable wireless network.

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Oct 2021: Focus On These 4 Capabilities for Your OT Data Makeover 

Quality data is set to become the cornerstone of any organization’s successful industrial digital transformation. Discover what determines quality data, especially on the OT front, and the four pillars that underpin it. 

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Sep 2021: Don’t Let These OT Data Traps Be the Downfall of Your Industrial Digital Transformation

In the next installment of our three-part series that focuses on different aspects of industrial digital transformation, we look at how three types of OT data traps can impact the success of your industrial digital transformation. Find out how you can avoid these data traps.

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Sep 2021: Optimize Your Power Consumption Through Remote Monitoring PDUs and RPPs 

Monitoring the status of your power consumption relies on a stable connection between your energy management system (EMS) and power devices, such as PDUs and RPPs, to ensure smooth and optimized power distribution. Consider these practical tips to achieve reliable connectivity.

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Aug 2021: Leverage Your Existing Technology to Enhance Industrial Cybersecurity 

With more and more cybersecurity incidents occurring in OT systems, business owners are keen to seek solutions that enhance industrial cybersecurity without disrupting their normal operations. Learn more about a defense-in-depth approach that allows you to leverage your existing network infrastructure to build the first line of your network defense. 

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Aug 2021: Behind Industrial Digital Transformation: Decoding the Secrets of OT Data 

Industrial digital transformation is unlocking the true potential of previously unnoticed OT data. Find out how this transformation has directly catalyzed the integration of the IT and OT worlds regarding knowledge, operation, and security. 

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Jul 2021: 10 Things You Can Do to Enhance the Security of Your Connected Legacy Systems 

Transitioning OT systems from traditionally closed to open data systems does not come without the risk of unauthorized access to your organization’s private operational data. Find out what steps you can take to enhance network security and reduce security risks to your OT/IT integration projects. 

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Jul 2021: Steer the Future of an ATMS With Secure Data Acquisition and Transmissions 

Thanks to the increasing adoption of cloud-based traffic management systems and the wider deployment of smart sensors, today’s ATMS is much more efficient and robust. However, these advanced sensors and systems raise several connectivity concerns. Before revamping your existing traffic management systems, you should ask yourself the following three questions.

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Jun 2021: Enhance the Visibility of Your Network to Increase Cybersecurity 

Ensuring robust cybersecurity for industrial networks is a complex issue that requires comprehensive solutions. We highly recommend that you follow these four fundamental guidelines to strengthen your network's cybersecurity. 

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Jun 2021: 3 Tips for Deploying Reliable Road Weather Information Systems 

Providing instant alerts about constantly changing weather and road conditions helps motorists navigate safely through traffic. Find out how you can deploy a reliable road weather information system to improve traffic safety for everyone.

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May 2021: Managing Your OT Networks Remotely Without Leaving the Door Open For Intruders 

When it comes to remote network management, everyone wants a solution that simplifies daily operations without having to worry about cybersecurity.. Learn how you can leverage secure remote network management to tackle the challenges of the digital “new normal.” 

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May 2021: How Reliable Connectivity Enables Intelligent Electronic Toll Collection 

In a new three-part series, we will focus on different aspects of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). First up, we take a deep dive into what is required to build a network that comes with the reliability needed for an advanced ETC system. Find out how you can ensure accurate toll collection...

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Apr 2021: 5 Things You Should Know That TSN Can Accomplish for the IIoT and Industry 4.0

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is being widely touted as a technology that can help Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications achieve high production efficiency as well as lower maintenance costs. Find out what you need to know about TSN to make the right investments.

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Mar 2021: Why OT Cybersecurity Is the Key to Operational Resilience

Aside from managing and segmenting OT networks, OT operators also need to ensure their systems are properly patched and their remote connections are secure. Take these four steps to better protect your OT networks from cyberattacks and enhance operational resilience.

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FEB 2021: Ensure Your Industrial Networks Can Take On Future Challenges 

Many IIoT applications not only bring new business opportunities, but also require more of your existing network infrastructure. Win the long-term networking game with a connectivity solution that can help your industrial networks take on future challenges.  

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JAN 2021: Getting Your Networks Ready for the Future

Staying agile in the face of new demands has become a key aspect of maintaining a competitive edge in our constantly changing world. Is your IIoT network ready for the new challenges coming your way? 

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JAN 2021: An Open or Proprietary IIoT Solution - Which One Is Better For You?

One solution offers an easy-to-deploy approach but with constraints on flexibility, openness, and data ownership. The other focuses on the cross-systematic integration of all devices and giving you ownership of the solution. Find out more about the pros and cons of both solutions...

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DEC 2020: Your First Line of Network Defense

Finding the right secure router or firewall for your application is a prerequisite for bolstering your industrial network security. We identify three criteria that help remove the guesswork when choosing the best firewall for your needs...

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DEC 2020: Cybersecurity: Get S.M.A.R.T. From Home to the Workplace 

As working remotely becomes the new norm, the future of network security will be a new and critical frontier for every smart factory manager. Focusing solely on cybersecurity measures in a factory is simply not enough. Find out how you can smarten up your overall approach to cybersecurity...

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NOV 2020: Maximize System Uptime with Secure, Scalable Networks

For successful digital transformation, your managed switches need to be smarter and more versatile than before to adapt to new changes and ensure secure data transmissions. Find out if your managed switches are up to the task...

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NOV 2020: 3 Key Considerations to Building Reliable Wireless Communications for AGVs and AS/RS Systems

Efficient and reliable AGVs and AS/RS systems in warehouses and factories rely on fast and stable wireless connectivity. Consider these three key factors when building a reliable wireless communications network for these systems...

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OCT 2020: How to Build a Secure Network Infrastructure

Is there a silver bullet that can address all the vulnerabilities in your industrial control system (ICS)? No such thing exists, but you can protect yourself by implementing security policies to secure your network. Find out how you can successfully plan and implement these policies to secure your network infrastructure...

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OCT 2020: How to Give Your Edge Networks an Edge

Connecting a limited number of equipment in just one system is hard enough. Now, imagine the headache of connecting a growing number devices from multiple systems into a single network. So how do you ensure all of these devices and Ethernet nodes are connected and that operators receive the critical data they need to maintain continuous operations?

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SEP 2020: One Single Factor That Can Make or Break a Million-dollar Unmanned Factor

Unmanned systems not only effectively reduce labor demand, but more importantly, can significantly increase production capacity by cutting down on idle time in factories. When setting up unmanned logistics systems, the often-overlooked wireless network can actually make or break the project. Find out what pitfalls you need to look out for...

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SEP 2020: 2 Ways the IIoT Turns Data Into Gold for Manufacturing 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, unmanned operations are fast becoming a necessity to ensure production continues and to stay competitive. While an unmanned operation is an obvious benefit of digitalization, it is not the only benefit. Find out how you can extract a wealth of data for valuable insights that can greatly improve your production efficiency...

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AUG 2020: What’s Next for IIoT Device Connectivity?

How you manage all your different network devices and how you keep your data safe matter even more than before. We share three expert tips you should keep in mind when selecting device connectivity solutions to meet the demanding requirements of your large-scale and highly distributed IIoT applications...

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JUL 2020: Close the Communication Gap Between Legacy Devices and Modern Systems

Smooth data communication between legacy devices and modern systems relies on protocol conversion. In this article, we identify three key criteria to help you choose a protocol gateway that offers the maximum benefit...

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JUN 2020: Leveraging Cellular IIoT Gateways in Water and Wastewater Monitoring

IIoT gateways with cellular connectivity are helping utility companies to better monitor and manage their facilities. We look at how a water and wastewater management company is leveraging cellular IIoT gateways to streamline its operations...

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MAY 2020: Expand Your Reliable Networks With Ease

Increasing a network's complexity to meet growing connectivity demands is not always necessary. The combined effort of configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting an expanded network can become an arduous task. Find out how you can reduce the hassles of configuration and maintenance...

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MAY 2020: Low-power Wireless IIoT Gateways Enable Solar Power Monitoring 

All Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications need to reliably transmit collected data from remote field sites to a public or private cloud server for analysis. After all, there is little value to data that sits in silos. In this article, we discuss how low-power wireless IIoT gateways are enabling residential solar-power facilities to reap the full benefits of the IIoT...

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APR 2020: Proactively Protect Your Industrial Networks 

Increased cybersecurity incidents are crippling critical infrastructure, harming businesses tremendously. Cybersecurity experts are proposing more proactive actions to protect industrial networks against cyberattacks. These actions can be realized by an industrial intrusion prevention system (IPS), which can effectively counteract intrusions and reduce their impact on industrial systems...

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APR 2020: Secure Cloud Services for Remote Machine Access

For many years, business owners have been able to access their networks and machines from remote sites. However, as businesses expand, ensuring efficient and cost-effective remote access can be an issue. Read on to discover how cloud-based services are helping overcome these issues and also offer new solutions that simplify remote maintenance for business owners...

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MAR 2020: Industrial Network Vulnerabilities You Need to Mitigate

In the current industrial networking climate, it is not only essential to have a full understanding of potential cybersecurity risks, but also to have robust strategies in place to mitigate these risks. In this article, the three main stages of cyberattacks will be considered, followed by the steps that can be taken to mitigate these risks in an efficient and timely manner...

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FEB 2020: TSN—The Future Is Now 

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is set to become the next stage in the evolution of standard Ethernet technology by introducing deterministic data transmission, higher reliability, and enhanced security. While TSN is at the center stage of the future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the question is when will this technology be ready to be implemented in real applications...

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JAN 2020: How Industrial Linux Enables Distributed IIoT Applications

Distributed applications are on the cutting edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and leverage edge computing to bring the benefits of the IIoT to remote regions. IIoT edge gateways with industrial Linux OS are helping overcome edge-computing challenges in these applications. However, choosing an industrial Linux distribution that matches your application requirements is a challenge. Read on to find out what to look for in an industrial Linux distribution for your IIoT gateways...

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JAN 2020: How TSN Is Revolutionizing Smart Manufacturing

In the future, smart manufacturing will use time-sensitive and autonomous end-to-end communication to intelligently connect people, things, and businesses in real time. Find out how Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) guarantees the flow of information in smart factories so that the right decisions and actions can be taken in time...

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