Secure Strategy Distribution System is part of PAC Project‚â„¢ version 8.2, the automation software suite that includes control programming, HMI development, OPC connectivity, and enterprise database integration components. This software system lets you encrypt firmware and control programs so they can only be uploaded or downloaded to a controller through a secure encryption key.
The features protect intellectual property from reverse engineering, piracy, sabotage, and other infringements. For example, should control programs or firmware running on machines in the field need updating, you can create a controller download file, encrypt it, and then distribute it to customers. Because these field controllers are secured, they will only accept files that have a digital signature that matches that of the private key. This guarantees that the firmware or control program update is authentic and has not been modified.
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