Belden has released the latest version of its Hirschmann network management software. Industrial HiVision 7.0 improves productivity by now allowing the simultaneous configuration of hundreds of devices from any manufacturer that are enabled with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). A new, customisable network dashboard provides instant visibility to key network health indicators, making it easy to take corrective or preventative measures. The result is improved availability and security for industrial networks.
In many industrial facilities, Ethernet networks are growing and changing quickly, and it is increasingly difficult to manage and secure them. The SANS 2016 State of Industrial Control System Security Survey indicates that 67 percent of industrial organisations perceive severe or high levels of threat to control systems, up from 43 percent in 2015. The report also indicates that planned industrial control system security improvements are behind schedule.