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Matrikon – Product News Q1 2022

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    OPC Classic applications are often deployed with minimal security hardening due to the difficulties experienced in establishing and maintaining OPC Classic connectivity in more locked-down environments.

    With cyber security attacks on the rise, relying on security implemented by the infrastructure OPC applications run on is a poor defense strategy. Learn what you can do to protect your OPC Classic applications; download the Matrikon Best Practices for Securing OPC Classic Applications whitepaper now!

    Windows DCOM Security Update

    OPC Classic users are encouraged to review the phased DCOM Security changes Microsoft will finalize in 2023 2022. With the final release pushed back by a year, now is the time to prepare.

    Those using OPC Classic-based architectures or a hybrid of OPC UA and OPC Classic may be affected because OPC Classic relies on the Windows operating system for its underlying communications via COM and DCOM. Changes to how Windows implements DCOM security can adversely affect OPC Classic communications.

    Learn what you need to know about the coming change in the Matrikon whitepaper  “OPC Classic Data Connectivity Notice: 2022 Microsoft Windows DCOM Security Update Impact and Path Forward”.

    Topics covered in this paper include:

    • What this DCOM security update entails and the Windows versions it applies to
    • Which OPC Classic architectures will be impacted
    • How to solve or mitigate the effects of this update on affected OPC Classic architectures

    Download the whitepaper now!

    Matrikon FLEX™ v5 –Supports OPC UA PubSub over MQTT

    Take advantage of the power and flexibility of OPC UA data sent over the popular MQTT transport with the latest release of Matrikon FLEX 5.

    Essential Industrial IoT Functionality

    OPC UA PubSub over MQTT is well suited for one-to-many and many-to-one communications commonly found in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Products that implement OPC UA PubSub over MQTT functionality are an excellent option for securely sharing shopfloor data across the enterprise and with cloud-based applications.   Use Matrikon FLEX v5 to implement this functionality in your application today!

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