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Security Update Service for ABB distributed control systems

Receive tested and approved security updates daily from a qualified ABB server through a highly secure, automated process to your site

For a better protection of your ABB control system against malware infection and cyber-attacks ABB recommends to regularly update the virus scanner software and install the latest Microsoft Windows™ security patches. Current security updates on site are a key factor to reach the next level of cyber security.

  • Microsoft® security updates and Microsoft® Service packs are reviewed, tested and validated by ABB for relevance and system compatibility with ABB control system Software
  • McAfee® updates, scan engines and virus definition files are verified by ABB for relevance and system compatibility with ABB control system software
  • Symantec® scan engines and virus definition files are verified by ABB for relevance and system compatibility with ABB control system software

The validated patches and anti-virus files can be distributed daily to our customer sites in a secure, automated and controlled way with the Security Update Service using a secure source server (upstream server) located at ABB.

This service is exclusively offered for selected ABB control systems covered with a valid Automation Sentinel agreement and is available for the System 800xA, Symphony Plus and Freelance control system product families at selected software versions.

Features

  • Frequent automatic synchronization of servers on customers site with the qualified ABB server for local deployment via a secure connection instead of internet connection to 3rd party servers
  • Scheduled process can be fully automated without manual interaction

Benefits

  • Receive qualified and approved security updates daily after validation by ABB 
  • Highly secure and automated process of receiving qualified and approved security patches and security updates to your site
  • User efforts in evaluation, installing and testing of security patches and updates minimized
  • Increased productivity with an automated process instead of time-consuming manual work
  • Virus scanner software and operating system software always updated according to ABB’s recommendation
  • Enhanced security against cyber-attacks and cyber threats and increased protection of intellectual property

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