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groov EPIC Security Series, Part 4: User Accounts

Posted by Ben Orchard on May 10, 2019 3:12:44 PM

In this blog post, let’s take a closer look at user accounts on the groov EPIC system, and how you can improve your system security by giving users and services fine-grained access to applications running on EPIC. In other words, make sure each person or service has only the access they really need and nothing more.

But before we get deep into user accounts, let’s first discuss user account credentials. Take a moment and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you use the same password for multiple accounts?
  • Do you use a mix of punctuation and capital letters in your passwords?
  • Do you use long phrases as your passwords?
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Topics: Security, groov View, groov EPIC, groov Manage, cybersecurity, EPIC Security, User Accounts

groov EPIC Security Series, Part 2: What's a Firewall?

Posted by Ben Orchard on Apr 17, 2019 2:41:07 PM

Ever notice how emergency exits in a building open outward? Then, to keep the building secure, they are usually locked from the outside. You can get out easily enough, but you can’t get in that way.

However, on a building’s main front entrance, the door often swings in so you can enter. Typically, there is a security guard or perhaps a receptionist there to check your ID and keep an eye on the comings and goings.

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Topics: Security, groov View, groov EPIC, groov Manage, cybersecurity, firewall, EPIC Security

groov EPIC Security Series, Part 1: Dual Network Interfaces

Posted by Ben Orchard on Apr 9, 2019 8:45:46 AM

Trusted and untrusted: when it comes to people, it can be hard to know someone at first pass. You need some time to build a picture of the person.

When it comes to networking, it’s a little more cut and dried. You either know who’s on a network or you don’t.

Can it really be that simple? Is there really a way on a groov EPIC to keep those you don’t trust away from those you do?

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Topics: Security, EPIC, groov View, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security

Big Updates for groov: New Programming Option and OPC-UA Included

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 15, 2019 10:32:15 AM

Take advantage of several new features and enhancements now available for the groov EPIC system, groov Edge Appliance, and groov Server for Windows.

free firmware upgrade is all it takes to start enjoying the new programming capabilities available for your groov EPIC system: CODESYS to run your IEC 61131-3-compliant applications! Many performance improvements are also included. 

And for the groov Box, and groov Server for Windows, you'll benefit as well with a simple software download to update your groov View projects that improves performance, and now connects to any OPC UA Server for no additional charge! This goes for groov EPIC, too!

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Topics: groov, groov server for windows, groov View, groov EPIC

New year, new case study for Alta Forest Products

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 3, 2019 10:44:37 AM

The world's largest producer of fence boards improves efficiency with data visualization.

Walk into the fencing department of your local home improvement store, and you're likely to find Alta Forest Products wood fencing prominently featured. To remain the world's largest fence board producer, Alta has invested heavily in redesigning the handling and processing systems at its four sawmills, scattered over two states. 

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Topics: groov, groov View, HMI, data visualization

New groov Maintenance options make upgrading your groov View software easier than ever

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 11, 2018 2:26:05 PM

Do you have a groov Box or groov Server for Windows? Then you'll want to hear about our new maintenance renewal process and new options for 1-, 3-, or 10-year plans.

Why renew your groov maintenance? 

That's how you get new upgrades for your  groov View software.  Updates include:
  • New features like events, expanded gadgets, and interactive trends.
  • Enhancements to existing features, like more pens for realtime trends, and using images as buttons
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Topics: groov, groov server for windows, groov View, groov maintenance license

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