Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. , a global leader in real-time data communication for industrial systems, announced a cooperative agreement with Siemens Mobility GmbH to provide a highly secure Industrial IoT hardware and software combination. Siemens Mobility’s Data Capture Unit (DCU) ensures one-way data flow will be connected to industrial and corporate software using Skkynet’s DataHub real-time middleware, allowing secure access to plant data by corporate IT staff and cloud services in real time.
The Data Capture Unit (DCU) from Siemens Mobility is a small, reliable and cost-effective hardware implementation of data diode technology designed for Industrial Internet connectivity. It is designed to eliminate any direct wired (optical or copper) physical connections. This allows the DCU to meet all major cybersecurity regulations for critical infrastructure and to operate in rugged environmental conditions (industrial and transportation). Typically located on the edge of the network, the DCU provides boundary protection for the Operations Technology (OT) network, and a secure bridge when connected to the Information Technology (IT) network.
Working together, the DCU and DataHub provide a secure OT – IT bridge and vendor-neutral connectivity, supporting main industrial protocols. The DCU ensures the highest safety and security level for the protected assets, while the DataHub enables real-time secure connectivity across a wide range of protocols on both sides of the connection. Both the hardware and software have been proven in the field for many years and are used in thousands of applications in virtually all industrial sectors.