UK and Ireland to supply world leading data management systems
14 August 2019
Automation expert Novotek UK and Ireland has been awarded licensing rights for Auvesy, the global market leader for data management systems. As one of only two UK distributors, Novotek will be offering companies the chance to implement Auvesy’s Versiondog system, specifically developed for industrial automation.
The Versiondog software package equips users with comprehensive support for centralised data management and device backup. Its change management software safeguards data and can be used for data recovery. It compares functions to monitor data, track and store changes. The synchronisation of plant systems and Versiondog software allows for company-wide visibility, greater control and adherence to technical standards.
The software solution helps plant managers to save time and money, ensure consistent quality and quickly modify production processes for product variations. These are important considerations in volatile markets.
“Versiondog will complement our strong portfolio of automation software,” explained George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK and Ireland. “The software has been incredibly popular with Novotek customers, so it made sense to expand its reach to distribute in the UK and Ireland markets. It can be integrated for use with PLCs, CNCs, SCADAs, HMIs, robots and field devices, so Novotek can provide a fully-integrated solution.
“The importance of cybersecurity should not be overlooked by businesses. Versiondog detects unauthorised changes to running control programs, rapidly finds the right data for disaster recovery and replaces corrupted programs. Companies are increasingly shifting to higher levels of automation, making it even more important to coordinate all elements involved in the process.”
Often, cyber security is thought of as a concern for business IT systems rather than operational technology. However, industrial businesses must also have effective cybersecurity or risk putting their whole plant or production line in jeopardy. An increased amount of data increases vulnerabilities, so implementing protective technologies like Versiondog diminishes the risk of disaster.
Versiondog can identify changes — whether they are due to human error, equipment failure or cyberattacks — and can take action to protect against downtime or loss of data. Using a change management system to detect unauthorised changes makes a useful addition to any broader cybersecurity strategy.
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