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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109755642, Entry date: 03/22/2018
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Sales release of Whitelisting for SINUMERIK 840D/840D sl – machine builders/OEMs

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The “McAfee Application Control” whitelisting software is being released for sale by Plant Security Services for selected SINUMERIK 840D/840D sl components with Windows operating systems. In support of this release, Siemens is offering an installation and configuration workshop. These product notes are for SINUMERIK machine builders/OEMs. .

Separate product notes are available for end customers: 109755634

Product description

1. Whitelisting Software and Support

With the “McAfee Application Control” software, only trustworthy applications can run on computer systems. These applications are defined in a whitelist. The execution of unknown applications, especially malware, is prevented.

Basically, the “McAfee Application Control” software is installed on a client system to be protected, but it is usually managed from a central console.







To ensure secure operation, especially in the case of SINUMERIK 840D/840D sl components, comprehensive knowledge is required to configure the whitelisting software for SINUMERIK. Installing the software without special configurations can have a negative effect on image rendering and controller behavior. Siemens acquired this knowledge through intensive cooperation with McAfee and extensive tests on SINUMERIK systems and has replicated it in special installation and configuration files.

The following SINUMERIK 840D/840D sl systems were tested for compatibility with McAfee Application Control:


 

Compatibility of McAfee Application Control with SINUMERIK
(Stand: 04 Dec. 2018)

Hardware

Software

AC 5.1.2

AC 6.2.0

AC 7.0.1

AC 8.1

IPC 427E Windows 10 LTSB

SINUMERIK Operate 4.8 SP2

û

û

û

ü

IPC 427D Windows 7 SP1

SINUMERIK Operate 4.5 SP2 bis 4.8 SP2

û

û

ü

û

PCU 50.5 Windows 7 SP1

HMI PRO sl 4.5 SP3 HF12

û

û

ü

û

SINUMERIK Operate 4.5 SP2 bis 4.8 SP2

û

ü

ü

û

PCU 50.5 Windows XP SP3

SINUMERIK Operate 2.7 SP4 bis 4.8 SP1

û

ü

û

û

PCU 50.3 Windows XP SP2+

SINUMERIK Operate 2.6 SP1 bis 4.5 SP1

û

ü

û

û

HMI Advanced 06.04.33 bis 7.6 SP2

û

ü

û

û

PCU 50.2 Windows XP SP1+

HMI Advanced 06.03.30 bis 06.04.33

û

ü

û

û

PCU 50.2 Windows NT4 SP6

HMI Advanced 06.03.30 bis 06.04.33

ü

û

û

û

   


For more information on compatibilities, including with WinCC and TIA environments, refer to the following:  https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/document/109750783

In addition to the software license, the “McAfee AC Client Bundle” product described here (section 1) also includes updates as long as McAfee continues to make them available. In addition, long-term support is available to machine builders and end customers through the Siemens Hotline without annual maintenance fees.

It is recommended that the software be installed only by appropriately trained experts (see section 2).




2. Whitelisting Workshop for machine builder engineers/OEMs

Special knowledge and precautions are necessary for installing and configuring the McAfee Application Control Software on SINUMERIK 840 D/840 D sl systems in order to ensure stable operation.

 

This training module covers the following topics, among others:


  • Introduction to the basic functioning of the software
  • Explanation of SINUMERIK environment unique characteristics
  • Training of one developer in configuration, fault analysis, expansions
  • Training of up to five service technicians in operation and fault recording
  • Handover and explanation of the specially designed Siemens Whitelisting Standalone Setup
  • Administration support for Whitelisting Standalone Installation on one machine


 

The goal of the workshop is to train machine builders engineers/OEMs to install and configure the “McAfee Application Control” software independently for their own SINUMERIK machines.

 

This requires at least one “McAfee AC Windows Client Bundle” software license (see section1).



 

 

 

 


 

 



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
http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity.