Linux for factory automation

By Sandra Henry-Stocker

NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in secure connectivity solutions, has just announced a Linux distribution that is intended to support factory automation. It’s called OpenIL and it’s promising true industrial-grade security based on trusted computing, hardened software, cryptographic operations and end-to-end security.

The fact that factory managers and industrial equipment manufacturers are turning to Linux is not surprising considering its operational stability, professional approach to system security, and its obvious low cost of ownership. The importance of the security and reliability of manufacturing security to the well being of any industrial nation is clear from the focus that DHS places on this sector.

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From: Network World

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