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Safe Networking and Nodegrid

Safe networking

When it comes to networking, there is always a need for better safety protocols. These protocols can protect you and your employees from computer-related injuries and threats. However, these protocols can also require more work from your employees. It is important to make employees aware of these new protocols, and to help them implement them. In this article, you will learn about safe Ethernet protocol from HIMA and user management capabilities from Nodegrid.

Safety at Work

Networking is a necessary component of the safety profession, whether through social media or at safety conferences. However, networking is not easy for everyone, especially introverts. Here are some tips to help you make the most of networking for safety. Try to be open and honest. Ask others what they think about your work and industry.

Consider joining a safety network or industry community. A safety networking community is an excellent way to learn from others’ experiences and take steps to improve your own safety culture. There are organizations dedicated to building a community of safety-conscious organizations.

AS-Interface safety at work components

The AS-Interface safety at work component is a standardized interface that provides secure data transfer and simplifies the installation process for safety-related components. Its basic function is to monitor the state of safety-related devices and switch off relevant outputs if necessary. Its design allows for easy expansion and stowability under tension. It is certified to EN/ISO 13849-1 and SIL 3 safety standards.

The safety monitor processes the code sequences and links the input and output signals into a safe state. In addition, a defective slave can be replaced by teaching the new code sequence. This is done with configuration software. The user presses a key that corresponds to the required time sequence. The system also facilitates commissioning and slave exchange.

HIMA’s safe Ethernet protocol

Using HIMA’s safe Ethernet protocol, process industry companies can easily connect their safety systems to other systems. The system can connect to various offshore and onshore facilities, and it contains more than 25,000 safety-related input and output points. The safe networking solution consists of several components and hardware, including multiple workstations and servers. The safe Ethernet protocol is compatible with existing Ethernet networks, and is certified to SIL 3 by the TUV.

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH, based in Bruehl, Germany, supplies 430 control cabinets, pressure, and gas protection systems for a variety of applications. The company is also responsible for connecting all relevant facilities and equipment. The company has over 50 branches worldwide and 800 employees. It generated EUR123 million in sales in 2017.

Nodegrid’s user management capabilities

With the growing number of applications and devices, securing a distributed network can be a challenge. With Nodegrid, users are protected and rules can be created for safe networking. Nodegrid uses the latest cybersecurity features to help you keep your network safe from attacks.

Nodegrid is a cloud-managed Linux network infrastructure that can manage any number of devices. It provides robust out-of-band management and in-band remote access. It also offers power control and device health monitoring. It also offers actionable data capabilities, including alert notifications.


Firewalls are a crucial aspect of computer network security. They filter network traffic by application, content, and sender to block malicious and unauthorized activity. These safeguards are built into routers and computers. Businesses often install a software firewall on individual employee computers and their network as a whole to protect company communications. Firewalls monitor and filter network traffic, preventing unauthorized access to company data.

Firewalls are typically divided into several layers. These layers define the policies that the firewall will follow and which it will reject. The higher-level policy defines the policy for network access, while the lower-level policy describes how the firewall will behave.


VPNs are an excellent way to make sure your data is protected when you’re online. By using a VPN, you can protect your browsing history, IP address, and even your location. This will prevent your ISP from tracking you and selling your personal information to third parties. In addition, a VPN will allow you to restrict the amount of information that your ISP can access about you.

Some businesses are catching on to the popularity of VPNs and are starting to block access to certain VPN IP addresses. The good news is that you can simply switch on another VPN server that has the content you want to see.

Access control

Access control is important in ensuring that your network remains secure. The administrator is responsible for creating and enforcing policies for granting access to users, as well as making sure that the appropriate access levels are set for each individual. Whether the users are employees, remote workers, contractors, or guests, the administrators must ensure that a baseline level of security is maintained and that they are limited in their access to resources.

There are many different approaches to access control. Some are role-based while others are attribute-based. Role-based access control grants access based on defined roles and privileges. Individuals can only perform actions that correspond to the roles they have been assigned.