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December 27, 2012 - By combining security features such as SPIfirewall, password requests, and data encryption protocols such as FTPS and SNMPv3, Simatic CP 1543-1 communication module protects individual Simatic S7-1500 stations or entire automation cells against unauthorized access onEthernet networks. Administrator can regulate access to Simatic S7-1500via detailed firewall rules in CP 1543-1, and processor also supports IPv6 protocol, open communication via TCP and UDP, as well as S7 communication.

Communication Processor Securely Connects Simatic S7-1500 to Ethernet

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Siemens AG
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Munich, D-80333

Press release date: December 27, 2012

The Simatic CP 1543-1 communication processor from the Siemens Industry Automation Division securely connects the Simatic S7-1500 controller to Ethernet networks. By combining a variety of security features such as an SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall, password requests and data encryption protocols such as FTPS and SNMPv3, the new communication module protects individual S7-1500 stations or even entire automation cells against unauthorized access. This allows the PLC to communicate with higher-level control systems or industrial IT applications via a secure Ethernet connection. The administrator can regulate access to the Simatic S7-1500 by means of detailed firewall rules in CP 1543-1. The new communication processor also enables data transmission using the FTP/FTPS protocol. Furthermore, the module supports the IPv6 protocol, open communication via TCP and UDP as well as S7 communication. TIA Portal Version 12 is used for configuring all functions. The communication processor makes its diagnostic information available to the S7-1500 controller; the user can then view and analyze this information via the front display by means of the TIA Portal or the S7-1500 web server.

The Simatic CP 1543-1 has an RJ45 connector for establishing connections to Industrial Ethernet networks. Data can be transmitted using the full or half duplex process in bandwidths of 10, 100 and 1000 Mbit/s. The communication processor also ensures consistent time synchronization in the NTP (Network Time Protocol) process within the connected S7 station. Among other things, this can help identify protocols, error messages or synchronization problems within the network.

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Siemens AG
Corporate Communications and Government Affairs
Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 Munich
Reference number: IIA201211.3401e fp
Media Relations: Peter Jefimiec
Phone: +49 911 895-7975
Siemens AG
Industry Sector - Industry Automation Division
Gleiwitzerstr. 555, 90475 Nuremberg, Germany

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit
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