Today’s manufacturing environment requires Network Connectivity between all elements of production and higher level business systems. It also requires security to safeguard against viruses, malware or a deliberate cyber attack. Grantek has the expertise to analyze the current network environment of our customers and design a roadmap solution to meet the specific needs of each individual business, from the production line to the front office. Our Network Assessment addresses the importance of the confidentiality and the availability of enterprise IT – both critical to the manufacturing world.

Grantek conducts deep dive evaluations to document a network as it exists – the interconnected wiring for communication setting configurations, including age and the sustainability of it is connected devices, exposing gaps within network health and identifying obsolete equipment or equipment at the limit of its capacity. This evaluation encompasses Cyber Security and the design of the physical and logical network and identifies inefficiencies, allowing customers to prioritize the biggest problems, such as indefensible devices and unreliable equipment. With a solid understanding of the ISA-95 hierarchy, Grantek designs and builds the network to meet individual business needs.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) poses new security challenges as it makes its way into production. As businesses and their operations become connected, data and security challenges increase dramatically. As connectivity becomes a cultural expectation, Grantek ensures network security is maintained as agility is increased. A Network Assessment is the first step to ensure a manufacturing network runs smoothly and provides reliable access to its users.