Control Panel Security Risks

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Control Panel Security Risks

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Cyber-attacks have been big news recently with companies of all sizes suffering breaches and vandalism.  While the importance of data center security is well publicized, have you taken the proper steps to protect your control panels? Enclosure security is important, and necessary, to not only protect your control panel and its valuable information, but to also provide you piece of mind.

Panduit and Hoffman teamed up to release the white paper “Control Panel Security: Identifying and Mitigating Security Risks.” They did a great job breaking down the steps and factors when choosing a control panel security solution in an easy to digest form. Here are their factors to consider:

  1. The value of the information or equipment
  2. The risk level of the control panel environment
  3. The cost to protect the information or equipment
  4. The functionality of components needing EMI protection and/or emitting Wi-Fi signals

To give you a little background, Panduit is a global leader in Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI)-based solutions. Together with Hoffman enclosures, they have created a partnership that combines the quality, service and innovation of these two leading global brands. Hoffman and Panduit optimize five elements common in the control panel development and life cycle: space optimization, noise mitigation, environmental protection, security and control panel safety.

Even the highest of security measures may not prevent all data attacks, but implementing a well-designed physical infrastructure system can limit the impact and severity of any occurrences. At French Gerleman, we help industrial customers mitigate risk across multiple systems and functional departments throughout the enterprise.

To learn more about limiting control panel and other data security risks, contact our Datacom Team HERE.


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The Five Divisions of French Gerleman

At French Gerleman, we offer a wide range of innovative products and supply chain solutions. Our product depth can seem overwhelming.  To make it easier to understand, we have broken it down into the five divisions of French Gerleman. For your convenience, we are five distributors in one!

To give you a little history on how our divisions developed, we began with Automation and quickly grew into Electrical Supply.  More recently, we have expanded into Datacom, Power Transmission and Personal Safety.  The diverse products we stock and represent grew from our need to help our customers centralize their purchasing. Realize profitability improvements by using our extensive inventory to your advantage.

Our large, local inventory and vast supplier network allows customers to consolidate their purchasing resulting in less paperwork, reduced inventory, lower procurement costs and improved profitability.  Our financial strength allows us the flexibility to invest in inventory, technology, logistics, and talent resources allowing us to quickly react to changing market conditions.

In the following paragraphs, we will break down each division to give you a better idea what is we do and how we can help your company improve its efficiency and profitability.

Automation
At French Gerleman, our automation team offers dependable products, new and advanced software technology and convenient technical support for any shop-floor to top-floor solutions. We provide the expertise needed to ensure your confidence and operational excellence. The French Gerleman factory-trained automation product specialists are willing and prepared to make sure your automation investment translates into improved efficiency and productivity that will ultimately increase your bottom line. We offer more than 30 of the world’s leading brands of factory automation equipment including, but not limited to: industrial computers, programmable logic controllers, AC and DC drives and power products, machine safety and much more.

Electrical Supply
French Gerleman is one of the largest full-line electrical distributors in the region. Not only do we have the staff, inventory and structure to serve you well, but we realize that your success depends on receiving high quality products and service. Our goal is providing our customers the best customer service possible. We offer an extensive array of electrical products supported by experienced specialists. Because we invest heavily in local inventory and offer efficient delivery options, you can trust us to have the products you need, when you need them.

Datacom
We understand how frustrating it can be to call multiple places to find everything you need for your data communication projects. With French Gerleman, you just have to make one call to our Datacom Hotline! We serve a variety of markets including commercial, construction and industrial. With French Gerleman, you can count on us as your single source provider for products, training, services and solutions. Are you struggling to plan, design, manage or implement your data, voice or video communications? Our staff RCDDs provide design assistance to companies who need help in developing RFPs (requests for proposal) and specifications for their structured cable systems.

Power Transmission

It takes just one call to find everything you need for your mechanical power transmission projects. We serve a variety of markets including: Commercial, Mechanical, HVAC, and Industrial.  We harness the power of our manufacturing partners and our team of experienced specialists to provide you with a total power transmission solution.  Count on French Gerleman for a complete line of products, services, training and solutions.

Safety
Looking for a wide selection of personal safety and machine safety products, services and solutions for your business? French Gerleman has access to one of the largest and most comprehensive inventories of safety products in the region! You can enjoy the convenience of a single-source provider for all your safety needs, from personal safety and protective products for your employees or the safety option for your equipment. We can help you determine the right product for company and use with one simple phone call.

Have any questions about our products or services? Feel free to give us a call at 866-808-4240.  Our sales team is happy to lend you a hand!