Next Level Security for ICS at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe 2019 Rhebo
  • New version of Rhebo Industrial Protector focusses on network quality and lean processes
  • ICS quality score and maintenance mode support controlling of network availability and stability
  • Rhebo Industrial Protector presented as an integrated solution on Bosch Rexroth IoT Gateways at Hannover Messe

Leipzig, Hanover, Germany, April 2, 2019 – In 2019, the world's most important industrial trade fair, the Hannover Messe, will be dedicated to Digital Pioneers and Industrial Intelligence. Both topics determine cyber security and availability, especially on the shop floor of industrial companies. Rhebo will present its new version of its industrial anomaly detection system Rhebo Industrial Protector. The proven solution supports industrial companies and critical infrastructures with the detection, investigation and defense of cyber attacks and technical errors in their Industrial Control Systems (ICS). With this update, Rhebo is responding specifically to two industrial needs.

Visualizing ICS performance

On the one hand, control engineers need a deeper understanding of network quality in order to be able to optimally plan, for example, measures for predictive maintenance, quality optimization and ICS availability. The innovations therefore enable control and automation engineers:

  • to check the quality of the network connections in real-time via the color-coded labeling of the connections on the network plan.
  • to evaluate the development of the quality of connections via historical data sets.
  • assess the overall network quality via an integrated quality score.

Reducing efforts

On the other hand, with today's multitude of tasks the monitoring activities must be lean and efficient. However, especially during maintenance cycles of plants, the ICS generates an increased number of anomalies due to updates, punctual accesses and changes. These can sometimes falsify the ICS behavior pattern learned during regular operation. Rhebo Industrial Protector can therefore be switched to maintenance mode with the new version. This new mode allows operators, information security officers and control engineers:

  • to evaluate anomalies occurring during maintenance independently from the production mode. The anomaly messages can be analyzed and managed separately on the user interface.
  • to develop a separate network and behavioral pattern for the maintenance period to optimize access structures and approval processes.

Further improvements of Rhebo Industrial Protector include:

  • more precise separation of security risks and technical error states;
  • advanced protocol detection, including General Electrics, GigE Vision Control Protocol, Simple Object Access Protocol and CISCO industrial protocol family variances;
  • enhanced anomaly category reporting for network quality and security.

Experience Rhebo Industrial Protector at Hannover Messe

Rhebo will be present with Rhebo Industrial Protector at the Hannover Messe both at its own booth as well as at the booth of the drive and control technology manufacturer Bosch Rexroth. With Bosch Rexroth and INSYS icom, Rhebo has recently realized two integrations on smart hardware that are classically used in ICS.

Furthermore, Rhebo will accompany the conference program of the Hannover Messe with a lecture and a panel discussion.

Visit Rhebo at Hannover Messe:

  • Expert lecture: »Integration 4.0 – Cyber security and stability through monitoring of networked industrial plants«, with Klaus Mochalski, CEO Rhebo, April 2, 4:30 pm – Hall 6 - Digital Factory
  • Panel discussion »Cyber Security in the IoT: Is the increasingly digital factory also becoming increasingly insecure?«, with Dr. Frank Stummer, Business Development Rhebo, April 5, 12:30 pm – Industrial Automation Forum
  • Visit us at our booth in the Bitkom Innovation Area Industry 4.0 in Hall 6/B30
  • Explore the integration of Rhebo Industrial Protector at Bosch Rexroth in Hall 17/A40

About Rhebo

Rhebo is a German company that specializes in the reliability and resilience of industrial and critical infrastructure companies. With its solutions and services, Rhebo monitors all data communication within industrial control systems (ICS), and reliably reports attacks, vulnerabilities as well as technical error states. Thus, Rhebo supports operators of ICS to increase cyber security, productivity and availability of their systems and plants, and to safeguard the digital transformation of their processes.

In this role, the company is actively involved in the Alliance for Cyber Security of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Teletrust - Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. and the Bitkom Security Management Working Group to develop standards and technical guidance.


Contact Rhebo

Jens Pacholsky
Public Relations Rhebo GmbH
Tel. +49-341-393-790-180