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  • Triton Malware – New attacks emphasize need for more cyber security

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    It’s been nearly two years now since the heinous Triton malware incident was initially publicized. Many specifics were never released for security reasons, but as readers might be aware, a very large petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia observed one day that their safety system—the commonly deployed Triconex product by Schneider Electric—was engaging and shutting down production, yet no threat could be found. They brought in Schneider Electric and then malware experts including FireEye and soon discovered that the culprit was… Read more »

  • Trends in Rail Transport

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    As in other industrial environments, the rail transportation industry is being significantly transformed by digital technologies and the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things—or as my colleagues in this industry often refer to it, the Railway Internet of Things. Like network operators in industries such as manufacturing or utilities, they are tapping into “Big Data” opportunities to fuel productivity—in this case, forwarding vital goals like keeping trains running on time, making them safer, and optimizing maintenance resources. And, perhaps… Read more »

  • Leviton at Cisco Live 2019: market-leading systems, 400G and more

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    Welcome to 2019 Cisco Live in San Diego, CA. This premier technology event for IT professionals, gives participants the opportunity to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the technologies they already use, and those they will rely on in the future. This year, Leviton is pleased to participate yet again, and exhibit our latest market-leading systems for layer 1 physical infrastructure and thought leadership on 400G. Come visit Booth #3421 and check out: Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions for current… Read more »

  • How Data Centers Come into Play on Cruise Ships

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    Much like any other type of venue, today’s cruise ships usually have a data center onboard (or, in some cases, even two!). Because of the number of on-board devices now connecting to ship networks, resiliency and redundancy are necessary to provide quality service. Read more »

  • Future-proof now: Next generation of Switches are meeting TSN Network Demands

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    As many readers know, Belden is no stranger to the world of compact managed switches, and we’re proud of the fact that network operators have made the company the market leader with more than 700,000 units in active operation worldwide.  Read more »

  • Data Center Disposition: Network Architecture Choices

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    Industry standards are an important tool for data center design. The standards created by ISO, IEEE, and TIA ensure the interoperability of equipment and give the high-level strategy for building the network you need. But the devil is in the details. We recently added a series of pages to Leviton.com that not only touch on the pros and cons of the most popular data center architectures, but also go into best practices for cabling and patching in those architectures. There… Read more »

  • Edge Data Centers Focus of New Cabling Standards

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    Because of our active participation in organizations like TIA, IEEE and ISO, Belden often hears about new changes to cabling standards well in advance. To help you keep up, we created a short list of upcoming changes to cabling standards: Read more »

  • How to Achieve Industrial Visibility

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    Traditionally, the OT environment is built with a “set it and forget it” mentality. But, once the network is connected to the outside world, that model is no longer optimal. The network becomes dynamic, ever-changing and in constant interaction—most changes are legitimate, some are accidental and some, unfortunately, are nefarious. Read more »

  • Less stress, less mess on large installations with new GreenPack packaging

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    Large network installations can be cumbersome and time consuming for IT network managers, with workers needing to open hundreds or even thousands of individually packaged jacks. Fortunately, new Leviton GreenPack® packaging effectively streamlines installation and reduces material waste. GreenPack is available for Atlas-X1® Cat 6A and Cat 6 UTP and shielded jacks, and for eXtreme® Cat 6A UTP jacks. They hold 12 jacks in individual, clear pockets. The jacks can be removed quickly, with remaining connectors and components staying well… Read more »

  • What are CISOs and what do they do?

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    Slowly but surely, the role of cyber security is increasing in importance in industrial and manufacturing organizations of all kinds. One key bit of proof is the growing number of Chief Information Security Officers—CISOs—being appointed to corporate C-Suites. While there was once no professional assigned to cyber security in most organizations, over the years the role had evolved to a management level position such as “Information Security Manager” in many places. Now, we are seeing the role take its rightful… Read more »