Bosch Programmable Logic Controllers

As part of the Machine Identity Protection Development Fund, accessec developed an application for Venafi customers to embed machine identity protection into their Bosch PLCs. This will equip their machine networks with powerful, secure identities based on industrial standards.
Business Outcomes
  • Enforce consistent policy for PLC machine identities

  • Open source project using VCert means the integration can be customized

Integration Features
  • Fully automate provisioning of machine identities to PLCs

  • Gain full visibility of PLC machine identities by creating a full inventory

Solution Overview

The trend in Industry 4.0 and IoT encourages the networking of machinery and devices, which make machine identity attack surfaces grow even more. Once smart devices and smart machines become “self-organizing” and need trustworthy and proven identities to authenticate with, safeguarding the identity of these devices and machines becomes even more relevant.

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As part of the Machine Identity Protection Development Fund, accessec developed an application for Venafi customers to embed machine identity protection into their Bosch PLCs. This will equip their machine networks with powerful, secure identities based on industrial standards. With that, organizations will have full control on their machine identities and enhanced security with the additional benefit of simplified identity and access controls.