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Entry type: Manual, Entry ID: 109760835, Entry date: 12/12/2017

SIMATIC S7-1500 S7-PLCSIM Advanced

Document: S7-PLCSIM Advanced (12/2017, English)
Type of topic: Fact

Security for S7-PLCSIM Advanced

Restrictions for security

Note the following restrictions when using PLCSIM Advanced:


  • The user interfaces (API) do not have options for authentication and authorization. There is no protection using user accounts and passwords.
  • The Runtime Manager communication is not protected by authentication.


  • The multi-computer simulation communication is not encrypted.
  • A TCP/IP port is opened on the PC for cross-network communication.
  • The installed WinPcap component provides access to TCP/IP network communication.


For cross-computer communication, it is recommended to use a closed simulation network that is not connected to a production network.

Know-how protection


If know-how-protected blocks for the simulation support are enabled, the know-how protection is limited.


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