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ABB in Industrial Control Systems Security Solutions

  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1988
  • $10BN to $50BN
Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Energy and Utilities
Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America
Company Overview

ABB offers a wide range of industrial protection and control offerings in the ICS security market. The company has been successfully delivering and installing safety systems across 55 country_ids. ABB's automation devices deliver solutions with high performance and flexibility to be effectively deployed across diverse industries and applications, including building infrastructure, data centers, renewable energy, machinery automation, and material handling. ABB’s automation solutions provide its users with a complete view of the industry by incorporating data from varied sources. The control system's open architecture can effortlessly combine and streamline the industrial data and improve the operator’s response to varying conditions, refining both the industry’s safety and uptime. It also has some related products, such as motor control and protection devices, automation controls and components, terminal blocks, sensors, wireless devices, and timers and control relays. These products are designed for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) applications, with Underwriters Laboratories (UL). ABB also provides optimized motor controllers for the process industry and factory automation.

ABB AbilityTM Symphony Plus incorporates a suite of measures based equipment and programming that meets necessities for all-out plant control. The suite incorporates the SD Series (Symphony DIN), HR Series (Harmony Rack), and MR Series (Melody Rack). Every arrangement is supplemented with a full line of I/O interfaces to meet all plant prerequisites. In particular, every suite underpins similarity and transportability of control applications from past age Symphony controllers without the need for change, control, or re-tuning. The reuse of field-demonstrated arrangements guarantees that control overhauls are consistent, requiring insignificant structure and upkeep exertion.


  • Flexible

Decentralized, DIN rail-mounted controller.

  • Comprehensive I/O framework

A wide scope of nearby and remote I/O is accessible with coordinated inherent security structure and transmitter control supply choices. Highlights, for example, arrangement of occasions (SOE) time stepping (1 ms goals), observing, sifting, just as HART, PROFIBUS, Modbus RTU, and TCP correspondence are upheld with a wide scope of I/Os, for example, Melody Rack neighborhood I/O, ABB's S800 and S900, and other remote PROFIBUS I/Os.

  • Distributed ability

ABB's S800 and S900 remote I/O and Melody Rack nearby I/O are associated by means of fast sequential correspondence transports. Nearby I/O offers a high pressing thickness to decrease mounting space to a base, though remote I/O.

  • Efficient field gadget joining

Institutionalized field gadget device/gadget type administrator (FDT/DTM) interfaces empower plug and play coordination of field gadgets.

  • Easy to arrange

Module arrangement and administration is executed utilizing S+ Engineering for melody and its unrivaled library of completely tried and field-demonstrated amazing capacity squares.

  • Inherent repetition plan

Framework coordinated excess alternatives for power supply, equipment and correspondence systems provide the most elevated amount of accessibility.

  • High execution secluded system Symphony Plus MR Series based control systems use a redundant, high-speed serial communication network with inherent capability for remote communication. The network is easy to expand without requiring routing configuration.
  • System 800

800xA Engineering bolsters a predictable data stream from the structure, through establishment and dispatching, to task and support working inside a typical building condition. It establishes the framework for ceaseless upgrades in lifecycle and activity measurements of the data stream, bringing about proficient designing, and improved profitability.


− A completely joined designing condition for improvement and reuse of framework principles, for example, coordinating control rationale, administrator shows, field gadgets, resource checking, and upkeep support.

− A total arrangement of libraries to streamline the building work process. Framework 800xA 5.1 Engineering − Integration with CAE devices through Process Engineering Tool Integration (System 800xA Engineering PETI).

− Audit trail distinguishes who rolled out an improvement when and where. Change reports use information serialization apparatuses.

− Test and troubleshoot using AC 800M Soft Controller innovation.


ABB offers a wide range of products under its ICS security portfolio, such as Network Manager SCADA/Distribution Management Systems (DMS), SCADA/Energy Management Systems (EMS), SCADA/Generation Management Systems (GMS), and ABB Control Systems 800xA. Its ICS security services include consulting services, maintenance services, professional services, remote monitoring services, and support services. ABB offers safe, effective, and enhanced operation of electric power systems through its SCADA/Energy Management System (EMS). EMS provides an open platform that enables smooth integration with other utility information systems while offering enhanced security levels.

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Evaluated against 457 key buying criteria
  • Product Maturity / Common standards / Critical Infrastructur...
    Improve reliability and reduce risk
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  • Product Maturity / Pre Deployment / Cyber attack simulation
    Identification of cyberattacks
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  • FDT – field device tool
  • ODVA
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Education & Training
  • Incident Response
  • Risk and Threat Assessment
  • Risk Based Asset Classification
  • Cloud
  • Hybrid
  • Design & Integration
  • Implementation
  • Strategy consulting
  • Network traffic anomaly detection tools
  • System Integrators
  • Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Engineering workstations
  • HMI panels
  • Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)
  • No Weaknesses


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“Good process overview"

ABB''''s S+ Operations offers an arranged, and detailed process overview displays to present situational awareness and recognition anywhere in the water facility.
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“Seamless data consolidation"

ABB offers automation and SCADA solutions that offers users a view of the plant by integrating data from all systems. Plant data can be seamlessly consolidated and rationalized with the control system''''s open architecture and thereby enhance the response of operators.
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“Excellent alarm management system"

An advanced integrated alarm management system of S+ Operations improves the capability of operators to detect and respond to abnormal situations. The system offers a range of analysis possibilities for defined time ranges.
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“Better Integration"

ABB offers S+ Operations, which integrates with controllers, third-party devices, and systems. It can incorporate historical data to provide insights on trends that affect business operations.
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“Better preventative maintenance"

ABB diagnose problems related to asset conditions and predict looming equipment on premise which enables predictive and preventative maintenance.
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ABB Presence in Industrial Control Systems Security Solutions
ABB has been focusing on accelerating its sustainable value for its industrial automation portfolio. The company is currently focusing on driving a profitable organic growth, strengthening its competitiveness, and lowering risks. The company also expects to grow its operational earnings per share CAGR to 10-15%, revenue, and investment in R&D, as well as, earn an attractive return on investment (RoI) within 1–2 years. The company caters to all verticals, such as oil and gas, mining, automotive, chemical, energy and utilities, and life sciences. ABB’s global presence gives it the benefit of being able to reach its customers in the Americas, Europe, APAC, and MEA regions. The company’s two main ICS security products launched were ABB Ability and the new version of its 800xA in 2017 and 2014, respectively. ABB has already proved its ability in driving inorganic growth through a number of collaborations, partnerships, and contracts undertaken by the company. For example, the company partnered with IBM and Microsoft in 2017 and 2016, respectively. These collaborations define the company’s customer-centric approach to offer customers an extensive portfolio of ICS security solutions by amalgamating with various companies.
#1 Pre Deployment / Regulatory compliance
#2 Post Deployment / Support & Maintenance
#3 Common standards / Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards (NERC-CIPs)
#4 Manufacturing / NIST CSF
#5 Modes / Hybrid
#1 Asset visibility and safety / Real-time monitoring
#2 Regulatory compliance for ICS
#3 Minimize risk - backup and recovery
#4 Lower TCO
#5 Integration of legacy devices


ABB has chosen it’s strengths in these 3 territories
  • Niche Quadrant

    All-Middle East and Africa

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