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iAUTOMATION Network Configuration Manager

iAUTOMATION Network Configuration Manager

iAUTOMATION is proud to launch its first network configuration management system to the international market. The iAUTOMATION NCM system will make it easy for companies in the industry sector to log the configuration and changes of the process automation computer network and systems.

Because of the high number of cyber security problems all over the world, a network configuration management system will help you in your efforts to know what is going on on your process automation network, and the attached components. It will help you to detect changes made by people, software or outside influences, so you can react and revert those changes before a system breach is created.

What does an NCM do?

The iAUTOMATION NCM is capable of reading settings from most network components, and saves them in a database. These setting will be logged as the “Good” status, and will be monitored 24/7 by the software. When something changes, you will be able to see those changes, and if you can choose to accept those changes, and commit them as the new “Good” state, or you are able to revert those changes. The iAUTOMATION NCM comes with an internal change management system, this will allow you to create a change request, and then change settings in a managed way. Changes to network components and computers will now be managed according to the GAMP way of working.

The iAUTOMATION NCM Node also has many other features that are required by the ISO standards like:

  • System log management for computers, network equipment and other devices
  • Reporting for all functions
  • Firewall analysis
  • Cyber security analysis
  • IP address visualisation and management
  • General network monitoring
  • Bandwidth and throughput monitoring
  • Application monitoring
  • Service and process monitoring
  • URL and script monitoring

Network overview

iAUTOMATION NCM Plus 6

What is iAUTOMATION NCM

iAUTOMATION NCM is a pre-packaged hardware solution that will enable network configuration monitoring for your site. It is a plug and play solution which will allow for better diagnostics, management and control over your GAMP Validated network and IT systems, and will report any unauthorized changes to any system. iAUTOMATION NCM can work in all network architectures, from flat networks to networks with multiple subnets and VLANs. For customers with hardware constraints, iAUTOMATION can also deliver an iAUTOMATION NCM VM which can also be pre-configured for your Inustrial IT environment.

What will i get when i order iAUTOMATION NCM

The iAUTOMATION NCM is a network component that can be configured to support 4,6 or 8 network connections to your Industrial IT network with or without VLANs. iAUTOMATION will ask you for some network information when ordering the iAUTOMATION NCM Node, that way we are able to configure the system before sending it to you. When you receive the iAUTOMATION NCM Node, you will be able to plug it into your network, and start setting up the required monitoring. Obviously iAUTOMATION will also offer the service to configure the whole system for your Industrial IT network, so you will get the reports emailed to you, and not have to look at any configuration screens. A standard iAUTOMATION NCM Node comes with a 50 device license, which can be extended, and will allow for detection and monitoring of 50 network switches, PCs or other components. 

About iAUTOMATON

iAUTOMATION is an automation specialist that focuses on industrial automation, IT and the links between these two fields. With many years of experience in the industrial automation and IT world, iAUTOMATION is a mature partner that will benefit you.

iAUTOMATION provides complete projects for the industrial automation world with a specialty in PCS 7 consultancy and engineering. But other systems are also known to us and can be implemented by iAUTOMATION.

With knowledge of virtualization, networks, domains and IT management, iAUTOMATION is also a very suitable partner for all your IT questions and projects. We will always assist you with great enthusiasm and knowledge in your projects, and try to relieve our customers by proactively and positively tackling your project.

About the author

Dennis is Technical Director at iAUTOMATION, where he is responsible for all the technical queries and technical solutions that iAUTOMATION provide. Dennis also helps customers and the iAUTOMATION consultants with the technical side of projects and designs. Dennis has a lot of experience with process control systems and IT infrastructure, this is why his experience is key in projects that include both these areas of expertise like MES, virtualization and process automation projects.

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