IP protection for Siemens TIA Portal


Project management in the digital age is done best with collaborative tools that handle user, task, and time management. In the engineering world, a pool of IDE (Integrated Development Environment) applications has distinguished itself as the perfect choice for increasing performance, optimizing programming processes, creating simulation diagrams, and training workforces. One of the more notable solutions is Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal®), a platform that is appreciated the world over for programming Siemens PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and HMI (Human Machine Interface).

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Given the considerable value invested in each of these projects, both in terms of time spent and intellectual property generated, guarding the IP with even stronger protections than usual is paramount. To protect the resources, you need to start by assigning clear roles to all the actors involved. That’s how CodeMeter Keyring Password Manager and CodeMeter Keyring for TIA Portal Password Provider came to be.

CodeMeter License Central, the cloud and database-derived module for license lifecycle management, becomes the gateway between CodeMeter Keyring Password Manager, the tool for user, password, and entitlement management, and CodeMeter Keyring for TIA Portal Password Provider, the component that interfaces the CodeMeter technology with the TIA Portal. Engineers using Siemens TIA Portal can thus assign clear roles to their team members, protect the IP of their projects, and control users’ access to their invaluable resources with a hardware-based (CmDongle) solution.

In this masterclass, we are going to zero in on:

  • Examples of content that requires protection in the context of Industry 4.0
  • Goals you should be pursuing when considering a workable IP protection solution
  • Hardware vs software-based IP protection technologies
  • Tackling rights and entitlement management in an efficient way
  • Techniques to control logical access to sensitive data
  • Other CodeMeter-based content management solutions, like those for CODESYS and Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 Logix Designer

Grab the bull by the horns: Take a closer look at the value of the assets you’re building and enhance your content management strategy before it’s too late.

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