Skkynet’s approach to IIoT security keeps OPC UA secure in the plant, calming concerns raised by a recent Kaspersky Labs report on OPC UA.
About Bob McIlvride
Bob McIlvride is the Director of Communications at Skkynet, as well as Communications Manager at Cogent Real-Time Systems, and is responsible for writing and editing technical documentation and marketing communications, as well as keeping in touch with sales partners and customers. He has a Master’s degree in Professional Writing, and 15 years experience writing and publishing in the natural gas and process control industries. He has lived on three continents, speaks three languages, and considers the whole world as his home.
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Industrial IoT was mentioned more at CSIA 2018 than in previous years, and control system integrators are showing a greater interest in Skkynet’s secure, bidirectional IIoT.
An extraordinary IIoT service goes beyond simple data collection, and can offer secure, real-time remote monitoring with supervisory control.
What makes an ideal protocol for IIoT has been an ongoing question, because the IIoT is still quite new. A recent white paper lists 9 criteria for choosing the best IIoT protocol.
A good IIoT protocol is the basis for effective IIoT data communication. Without secure, robust IIoT protocol, data can be late, missing, inconsistent, or dangerously incorrect, leading to costly errors and wasted time.
DHTP, the ideal protocol for IIoT, was develped in the challenging environment where industrial and Internet communications meet.