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Secure access management to production facilities increases productivity and reduces costs

30 November 2022

Pharmaceuticals and medicines have been part of people's everyday needs for many decades. Today, numerous raw materials are processed, combined, shaped and packaged in manufacturing processes with a very high degree of automation.

Individual processes and systems are often integrated into existing and established cross-plant process control systems, with process data being accessed at each of the networked operator terminals in individual production areas. 

These critical processes contain parameters that can or should only be changed by certain employees. This is an area where passwords would traditionally be used for protecting people and processes, and for increasing safety in manufacturing and process industries. 

Passwords have become a major part of everyday life – as individuals, we all use them. However, in an age of industrialised digitalisation and an increased need for total traceability, do they still cut it for managing processes and keeping the operators involved in the setting up and day-to-day running of equipment safe?

Read the full article in DPA's December issue

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