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Should the plant networks be isolated or protected by Firewalls to make them secure. Often the plant networks also need some kind of health monitoring / trouble shooting by third-party remote system integrators. how could such access get enabled with plant security in place.
Unlike computer systems that need regular patches, the PLC controller often are standalone or in isolated networks. They often get neglected when it come to upgrade projects in the organization and their operational life is often stretched much beyond their ideal lifespan. It is not uncommon in plan
With the erp systems increasingly offering connectivity to the plant floor automation, is there a need to go for separate MES packages. The ERP may also be able to offer similar analytics with some add-on applications.
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