Control Network

Time-critical network that is typically connected to equipment that controls physical processes (See “safety network”).

  • NOTE: The control network can be subdivided into zones, and there can be multiple separate control networks within one company or site.

Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard

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