GIT SECURITY AWARD 2022 - Winner: IT Security and Safety for Automation, Cyber Security

25.11.2021 - The 2022 GSA winners in the "IT Security and Safety for Automation, Cyber Security" category have been selected. A neutral jury had examined a shortlist of submitted products and solutions last April and May. We then presented this shortlist of nominees to you, dear reader, for voting from June to August. After counting all votes, we present the winners of the GIT SECURITY AWARDs of all categories here on Congratulations to the creators of the products and solutions!

Sick AG: scanGrid2 LiDAR Multi-beam Scanner

With scanGrid2, Sick is offering an economical safety solution for small, line-guided AGCs (Automated Guided Carts): The world’s first LiDAR multibeam scanner with safe solid state technology. Thanks to its excellent price-performance ratio, large fleets of AGCs can not only offer efficient protection up to performance level c, but can also be made more productive. scanGrid2 enables the elimination of mechanical barriers as well as higher driving speeds and heavier loads on the AGCs. Its compact design and smart functions also ensures quick and simple installation, configuration and diagnostics.

MB Connect Line: mbNET.rokey Industrial Router with Security Chip and Secure Boot Concept

The mbNET.rokey industrial router enables secure access to machines and devices via the Internet. Thanks to hardware-based storage of certificates and encryption, data communication and the router itself are much less vulnerable to attack. A security chip (secure element) serves as a secure safe for passwords, certificates and keys. These can neither be read out nor manipulated. Process and application data are each stored in an encrypted container. The security of the router itself is ensured by a hard-coded boot loader (Secure Boot), which only accepts signed firmware updates that match the stored security certificate (Secure Firmware). With mbNET.rokey, plant personnel decide directly at the machine which connection type is possible: Offline: no communication possible, online: Data acquisition active, but no remote maintenance possible, remote: data acquisition active and remote maintenance enabled.

Schmersal: AZM40 Electronic Solenoid Interlock

With dimensions of 119.5 x 40 x 20mm, the AZM40, according to Schmersal, it is the smallest electronic solenoid interlock in the world. Despite its small size, the AZM40 has a high locking force of 2,000 Newtons. The solenoid interlock is suitable for applications up to cat. 4/PL e/SIL 3 (interlocking function). A series connection is possible without reducing the level of safety. The RFID-based safety sensors developed by Schmersal allow individual coding, therefore, the AZM40 offers the highest protection against manipulation according to the requirements of DIN ISO 14119. The AZM40 also operates according to the bistable principle, i.e. it maintains the current position even in the event of a power failure. This ensures safe operation in any operating state of the machine. At the same time, this reduces power consumption because the guard locking only needs to be energized when the door is to be locked or unlocked.




Sick AG

Erwin-Sick-Str. 1
79183 Waldkirch

+49 7681 202 0

MB Connect Line GmbH

Winnettener Str. 6
91550 Dinkelsbühl