Recon software monitors automation systems

June 29, 2010   by PLANT STAFF

Integrity Recon software keeps and eye on automation systems.

Photo: PAS

HOUSTON: PAS’s new Integrity Recon software improves the reliability of automation systems based on Microsoft computing platforms.

These platforms reside on Process Control Networks (PCNs) and include hardware, operating systems, applications and databases that are essential to the effective operations of industrial facilities.  

PAS says Integrity Recon monitors and reports vital information and vulnerabilities related to automation infrastructure. It simplifies compliance with Common Operating Environments (COEs), which are uniform configurations of hardware and software that enable security, reliability and facilitate troubleshooting.

The software keeps an eye on installed software, hardware, and operating system configurations for servers, workstations, and desktop computers on the network, and it provides notification of any discrepancies from the defined COE. Hardware and software upgrading is also easier. Existing components and versions are identified while the prerequisites for new ones are simultaneously verified.

On the security side, the software verifies that Active Directories operate correctly and all information gathered by the Integrity Recon s accessible from virtually anywhere through the facility’s virtual private network.

PAS is a Houston-based provider of Operations and Automation Effectiveness solutions to the process and power industries worldwide.

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