Rhebo integrates apps for cyber security and stability in automation platform from Bosch Rexroth as add-ons
Open ecosystem around ctrlX AUTOMATION is a multiplier for partners
- ctrlX AUTOMATION serves as integration platform for Rhebo solutions
- Rhebo integrates, among other things, industrial anomaly detection and monitoring of automation systems
- ctrlX World as an additional marketplace for partner products
- Increased flexibility and independence for users
The ctrlX AUTOMATION platform from Bosch Rexroth stands for maximum openness – also for partners. Rhebo GmbH has joined the partner ecosystem ctrlX World. For example, Rhebo relies on ctrlX AUTOMATION as an integration platform and additional marketplace for its industrial monitoring solutions, providing both cyber security and stability for OT and IT infrastructures.
“The cyber security of industrial automation systems as well as process reliability and plant availability are existential for production companies,” explains Hans Michael Krause, Director of Product Management ctrlX World at Bosch Rexroth AG, adding: “However, many companies lack the tools and structures to monitor and protect the relevant processes.”
Rhebo therefore offers a solution for monitoring automation systems and detecting anomalies. The entire communication within a production plant is analyzed in real time, right down to the individual machine modules. The new Rhebo Sensor App, which can be installed on the ctrlX CORE, eliminates the need for additional hardware to collect data in the network segment of the machine.
This enables managers to conduct 24/7 security monitoring of their industrial facilities and perform in-depth forensic analysis of all manufacturing security incidents. In addition, Rhebo provides asset management, network segmentation, dynamic firewall configuration and security automation. In perspective, Rhebo will enhance the security functions of the IEC 62443 SL3-certified ctrlX CORE.
Visualization of all network devices and detection of anomalies in real time by the industrial network monitoring from Rhebo GmbH
Modern automation requires openness in all directions
Rhebo’s solutions contribute to the ecosystem around Bosch Rexroth’s ctrlX AUTOMATION platform. In addition to the classic IEC 61131-3-based PLC, this solution offers an open software architecture, a complete hardware portfolio as well as motion, robotics, IoT, security and safety functions. In the partner ecosystem ctrlX World, users can use apps from Bosch Rexroth, applications from third parties or apps they have created themselves. Bosch Rexroth also keeps the automation platform open for the co-creation of solutions and hardware from partners.
Third-party suppliers join ctrlX World to expand their business models and increase the reach of their solutions. Users benefit from a constantly growing ecosystem and the associated increased flexibility and independence in solution design.
Klaus Mochalski, CEO and founder of Rhebo, explains: “For us, ctrlX AUTOMATION represents the ideal integration platform for a wide range of applications thanks to useful functionalities, high extensibility as well as connectivity with other systems. With its openness, the platform sets a new standard for automation systems and is an important multiplier for our solutions.”
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth is creating the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in over 80 countries, roughly 31,000 associates generated sales revenue of roughly 6.2 billion euros in 2019.
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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.
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