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Belden 360° Newsletter
Edition 3, July 2015

Belden 360° – A Newsletter Dedicated to the Industrial Market

How Much is Network Insecurity Costing You? 

Experts estimate the annual cost of cyber crime to exceed $400 billion. And that doesn’t account for unintentional security failures. To counteract the risks, Belden has taken a systematic approach to cyber security and developed the Connected Security infrastructure solution. 

This solution assures cyber security and high availability of production plants even under tough conditions. It is thus a cornerstone of future Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.


Based on the premise that a sound defense demands protection on multiple levels, Connected Security embodies a system of comprehensive security throughout your business. It assures cyber security as well as maintaining the consistently high availability of your machinery and plant. Major components of the solution include:

  • Attention to individual components so communication errors in one production module cannot cause the complete line to fail
  • Dedicated security functions for individual components to distribute protection across the network
  • Software-based security shield to protect against external attacks

Learn more about Connected Security - Download the brochure (PDF, 7 MB) :

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Maximum Productivity and Network Uptime

RED25 switches enable cost-effective, customizable networking solutions for industries in need of redundancy and security

Hirschmann RED25

This family of entry-level, Fast Ethernet redundancy switches is designed for use in industrial automation applications that need high-end redundancy topologies. To offer flexibility for network administrators, the switches are available in two versions: four Fast Ethernet (FE) TX ports or two FE TX ports, plus two FE small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports.

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High Level of Operational Safety and Flexibility

GDM Series valve connectors offer a safe solution for increasing productivity

Hirschmann GDM Valve ConnectorsThe GDM Series is offered in type A and available either with protective circuitry or in a version with additional LEDs. Both versions provide maximum protection for machine building, automation and equipment manufacturing applications. Thanks to their configurability, the connectors are able to provide secure solutions for a wide range of environmental conditions.

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Wireless: The Signal is Clear

When you choose the right antenna, your wireless network runs with increased reliability and availability.

How to select the right antenna for industrial wireless applications

Not sure which antenna is right for your application? Learn how you can evaluate the options in our new white paper “How to select the right antenna for industrial wireless applications.” You’ll get expert advice on how to choose a technology well-suited to improve your network performance and explore some real-life applications.

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Industrial Wire & Cable Solutions – New Line Card 

The industrial cable portfolio at a glance

Belden Industrial Wire & Cable Solutions

The Belden industrial cable portfolio covers a broad line of designs and applications. The new industrial cable line card provides an overview of capabilities and portfolio breadth, and enables a quick identification of available designs based on technical criteria. The tool covers the building management systems range, industrial fiber, industrial Ethernet and PROFINET, serial fieldbus, VFD, control, hook-up and sensor/actuator, instrumentation and the industrial termination and patching solution (MIPP).

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Rich Security Functionalities for All Industrial Applications 

Industrial HiVision 6.0 - Network visualization and configuration software

Industrial HiVision 6.0 - Network Visualization and Configuration Software

The new Industrial HiVision 6.0 software increases uptime by reducing unauthorized access to the network and delivering effective device management for a wide range of industrial applications. Offering advanced security features to reduce exposure to outside threats, the software provides reliable configuration and supervision of both new and existing industrial Ethernet networks.



Enhanced Performance, Safety and Reliability with Railway Certified Ethernet cables

Get a free sample of a Belden RailTuff railway approved Ethernet data cable

RailTuff™ Railway Approved Ethernet Data Cables

For European railway transportation environments, Belden offers a complete portfolio of data communication cables, covering from 100 Mb/s, to 1 Gb/s and now also 10 Gb/s. Order your free Belden RailTuff cable samples here.

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Powerful Security and Redundancy Functionalities for all Industrial Applications

New HiOS 5.0 operating system for industrial Ethernet switches 

New Hirschmann HiOS 5.0 operating system

The new HiOS 5.0 software offers increased security through standard authentication mechanisms and user-definable roles. A redundant network topology is a key contributor to total network availability. HiOS provides the latest state-of-the-art protocols, plus backwards compatibility with widely deployed proprietary protocols.



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More Skills. Less Money.

2015 Americas Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar
2015 Americas Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar

If you are responsible for designing, managing or maintaining an industrial network, you don’t want to miss this valuable opportunity to learn new skills and best practices. You’ll meet industry experts, get hands-on training with state-of-the-art products, share experiences with your peers and walk away with practical ideas you can implement immediately.

  • October 19-22, 2015
  • Chicago metro area

Register Today and Save $150 – Early Bird Deadline Ends August 14!


Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure – The IIoT Super Highway

The IIoT Super Highway
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing automation networks. Find out the practical steps to take to make your communication infrastructure an efficient super highway that drives IIoT benefit. Read the full story here.

Duqu 2 Reminds Us to Defend Against Advanced Persistent Threats

Recently a previously identified malware, named Duqu, re-emerged in a very surprising way. It was detected attacking the systems of Kaspersky Lab, one of the leading cyber security firms in the world. And, it wasn’t just that it went after the experts’ systems that is amazing, what is also amazing is how it did it. Read our blog here.


Check out Belden's upcoming webinars. Register today and secure the date on your calendar.


Now on-demand: The Industrial Internet of Things: Practical Steps You Can Take Right Now

Now on-demand: Top Technology for Reliability & Security

September 10, 2015: A Construction Kit for Secure Wireless Network Design


IE Training and Certification Program

Training sessions
Our training and certification program is open to everyone – certification is especially recommended for network designers and administrators, who as employees or external service providers are responsible for the availability of industrial networks.

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