Securing the Process Control Network

Date Added: Mar 2010
Format: PDF

It is the intention of all network administrators to provide network availability and business continuity while simultaneously ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the information traversing the network. Since the proliferation of the personal computers as a driving force behind business automation, it has been the goal of network administrators to create an environment where information can be passed and business can be conducted without the constraints of overly restrictive security policies. Working within the guidelines of a corporate security policy, the Enterasys strategy is to create an environment where a process control network administrator is instantly aware of who or what is connecting to the network while also verifying that a base-level of security has been implemented on the network and end systems.