Clean water is a fundamental and basic need, taken as a given in modern society. However, Waste Water must be dealt with quickly and efficiently to prevent disease and protect the environment. Therefore, modern Water Treatment plants must operate reliably and continuously. Resilient Ethernet networks as a backbone for data communication around a Water Treatment Plant are a must, so integration of legacy devices into this IP backbone is real and frequent need.
Remote network access is needed for monitoring purposes and avoid having to send technicians and operators on site, additionally with the need for remote access and the internet connection comes the need for cybersecurity protection and threats detection, to ensure the network cannot interfere with either accidentally or on purpose.