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Checklist for Setting Up SCALANCE Devices

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In terms of security operation, some security-relevant settings should be made at the SCALANCE device to prevent unauthorized access via the network. This checklist will help you with implementation.

Very often, SCALANCE devices with default settings or active, but unused functions are integrated into the IT infrastructure.
Thus, unauthorized users might access the modules and cause damage. In terms of security operation, some security-relevant settings should be made at the SCALANCE device to prevent unauthorized access via the network.

Solution
This document provides a checklist to help you prepare the SCALANCE device. The checklist will guide you through the different functions of the SCALANCE devices and provides general recommendations for configuration.

Using this checklist, you can optimally prepare your SCALANCE device for use without forgetting important settings.

The checklist focuses on:

  • Using the latest firmware

  • Disabling unencrypted protocols

  • Changing default passwords

  • Setting up time synchronization

  • PROFINET

  • Dynamic Configuration Protocol – DCP

  • Quality of service – traffic prioritization

  • Redundancy

  • Wireless LAN

  • Configuration backup

  • Additional settings, e. g. port settings, Syslog, etc.

Documentation
  Checklist (1,2 MB)



Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.