Rockwell Automation Communication module with CIP Security
The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix EtherNet/IP communication module leverages ODVA security enhancements, known as CIP Security, which helps to create a more robust level of protection in control applications. It uses authentication (limiting communications to only authorized devices), integrity (preventing packet tampering or modifications) and confidentiality (encrypting communications to prevent snooping or unauthorized data disclosure). The module provides CIP Security capabilities to ControlLogix systems. When combined with the ControlLogix 5580 controller and the Kinetix 5700 drive, it allows a CIP Security Zone to be created. This zone defines a set of devices that share a common set of security requirements, providing another degree of access control.