There are several aspects to secure communication that are important for machine networks to be ready and suitable for Industry 4.0. Technicians who work in networked production environments, such as mechatronics engineers, industrial electronics engineers as well as IT specialists, are fully prepared for their tasks in networks and cyber security thanks to our learning system NetLab.
Our modular learning concept NetLab combines hardware and software components with courseware, thus integrating the teaching of IT networks and cyber security into the training programs for I4.0. With NetLab, complex topics such as local and remote access for maintenance purposes, Ethernet, switching, routing, encryption, VPN and virtual LAN can be taught clearly and easily.
NetLab offers a complete and valuable training solution that facilitates efficient learning. Based on EduTrainer®‘Network and Security’, the new course content can be combined with the existing options CP Lab, MPS®and CP Factory and other standard products.
The EduTrainer®‘Network and Security’ is the core component of NetLab packages. It is based on the EduTrainer Universal to fit in A4 and ER mounting frames and can thus be used in combination with other PLC modules and in the learning environments CP Lab, CP Factory and MPS®203 I4.0.
The courseware developed for NetLab offers content on the topics of networking and security for teaching in classrooms. It is based on detailed, practical exercises that are supplemented by information on the fundamentals of networks and device-specific information. Ready-made setups and sample solutions optimise work and teaching in the laboratory.
EduTrainer®‘Network and Security’ contains two industrial SCALANCE network components from Siemens: a VPN-capable firewall router (S615) and a managed industrial Ethernet switch (XC208). In addition, the SINEMA Remote Connect Server (virtual application installed on a PC server) can be used in secure scenarios for remote access with the NetLab Remote Access Package.
The NetLab Twin Package for one or two places or team meetings includes a wide range of training topics on cyber security.
The NetLab Remote Access Package is based on the SINEMA Remote Connect Server with a virtual application installed on a PC. It contains the technology for scalable, secure communication between maintenance technicians and production systems using a central access control system.