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Belden 360° Newsletter
Edition 4, September 2015

Belden 360° – A Newsletter Dedicated to the Industrial Market

A Construction Kit for Secure Wireless
Network Design

Security is an important topic when applying wireless technology. Influenced by discussions in the IT world, the perceived threats often relate to a loss of confidential data or intrusion by an attacker. Modern security procedures, however, offer much more than data encryption. 

A Construction Kit for Secure Wireless Network Design

Topics such as central access control systems, intrusion detection, firewalling and the protection of management frames are also important components of a comprehensive security concept. While evaluating security needs, it is often difficult to see the big picture in the maze of various technologies and strategies. The White Paper classifies the different security mechanisms available for wireless network design and describes their effects and limitations using examples from a variety of industrial applications.

  • How to identify the specific security needs of industrial wireless networks
  • The process of assessing industrial control system (ICS) security from the outside of a network in using a Defense in Depth strategy
  • The different security mechanisms available for wireless network design, including their effects and limitations

Learn more about Industrial Wireless Security - Read the new white paper and view our webinar.

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Discover Best Practices for Industrial Networks

New ICS Security Guide to Hirschmann Switches

ICS Security Guide

For safe industrial networks, follow the guidelines in the ICS Security Guide to Hirschmann Switches. Both network designers and operators alike will find practical ways to protect their data communications and benefit from the advice in this valuable handbook. See how switches are playing a bigger role in the automation of process control and office IT in order to accelerate production, lower costs, and increase efficiency. Plus, you’ll also gain understanding of how to defend your network against cyber attacks and unwanted manipulation of process control vulnerabilities. 

The ICS Security Guide to Hirschmann Switches illustrates

  • How safety requirements for industrial networks are determined
  • How a complete security strategy is established
  • How Hirschmann-brand switches are safely integrated into a network configuration

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New Line Card – Keep Your System Up and Running with Integrated, Seamless Solutions

The Food and Beverage portfolio at a glance 

Food and Beverage Solutions – New Line CardGovernment regulations, market globalization and consumer preferences are driving changes across the entire food and beverage industry. Belden offers future-proof products and services specifically designed for food and beverage and consumer packaging environments, including: 

  • Connectivity, cabling, cable management, and I/O modules
  • Industrial Ethernet switches, firewalls, and Wireless LANs
  • Expert Network Management design and consultation

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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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Emerson Global Users Exchange

Industry-leading technical conference for manufacturing leaders committed to extracting the most from their automation investment

Emerson Global Users Exchange

The Emerson Global Users Exchange is more than an industry-leading technical conference…it is a community of manufacturing leaders committed to extracting the most from their automation investment…and sharing their learning with each other.

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Belden Showcases Signal Transmission Solutions at SPS IPC Drives

SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation, Nuremberg, Germany


Between 24 and 26 November 2015, Nuremberg will be home to Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. If you are planning to visit the show, looking for new and innovative, tried and trusted solutions for your automation tasks, make sure you visit the Belden booth in Hall 10, Stand 120. 

Book an appointment, get a free ticket or request additional information.


Belden wins Control Design Readers Choice Award

Belden and Hirschmann named to Control Design’s Class of 2015 for network components and cabling


The readers’ choice awards are out! Belden has been selected for wire and cable products and Hirschmann for networking components in numerous categories.

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

  • October 19-22, 2015
  • Chicago metro area

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.

Register Today


Industrial Wireless – Selecting the Right Antenna for Your Application

Industrial Wireless – Selecting the Right Antenna for Your Application
Industrial wireless applications contribute to competitive advantage by improving processes such as real-time status of mobile devices, shorter startup times and reductions in minor breakdowns. Selecting the right antenna technology is essential for dependable WLAN connections. Let’s examine how to go about it.

ICS Security: 3 Ways to Get Started

If cyber security is a new area for you, then this is an article you really want to read. It is short and it explains three important concepts that once you know, you can start putting into practice right away.

A selection of other recently published articles

Smart Communication: Critical Connections in the Factory of the Future

A Practical Approach to Benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things


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

October 8, 2015, Webinar:

House of ICS Security

Understanding the complexities of industrial control system (ICS) security is difficult at best. This presentation introduces a model to facilitate discussions about cyber security at all levels of expertise, from starter to expert. Named “House of ICS Security,” the model helps users map threats specific to their operations, and counter those threats with appropriate security actions. Register Now

Now on-demand until Oct 9, 2015: Industrial Wireless – Top Technology for Reliability & Security

Now on-demand until Dec 10, 2015: A Construction Kit for Secure Wireless Network Design


IE Training and Certification Program

Training and Certification 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.

Download EMEA Training Schedule

Register Now for US Certification Trainings

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