Allen-Bradley CIP Security Proxy


2022 NED Innovation Award Finalist

Industrial companies can now implement CIP Security expansively in their systems with the Allen-Bradley CIP Security Proxy. The CIP Security Proxy allows users to implement CIP Security on most devices on their network, helping to protect plant operations—even with older systems.


The CIP Security Proxy helps to provide security to the entire network by working with EtherNet/IP-compliant devices. CIP Security is part of the defense-in-depth strategy, which can help defend against attacks where threat actors can remotely access a network and act maliciously. With the ability to provide CIP Security for a single device, a layer of security is added that can help protect the system.


Configuration for the proxy device can be achieved through FactoryTalk Policy Manager software and FactoryTalk system services. In addition, this device supports motion for Kinetix drives and offers a web server for viewing diagnostics. It allows for secure event generation Syslog support and includes rotary switches for IP addressing. The proxy device also contains three one-gigabit EtherNet/IP ports and can operate in temperatures from -13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C) adding to the ease of use.


The proxy device allows users with non-CIP Security-embedded products to define and implement their unique migration roadmap to a CIP Security architecture. It also provides a path forward for non-CIP Security-capable products. By using this stand-alone, easier-to-use hardware solution, another step is being taken to obtain a secure network.


  • Provides CIP Security for a single device that does not natively support CIP Security
  • Provides configuration through FactoryTalk® Policy Manager software and FactoryTalk System Services
  • Ability to be part of a DLR ring
  • Includes 3 EtherNet/IP ports
    • 2 10M/100M/1G ports on the network side
    • 1 10M/100M/1G port on the device side
  • Includes rotary switches for IP addressing
  • Supports DIN rail mounting
  • Offers 24V DC input power
  • Provides the ability to operate in temperatures from -13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)
  • Supports motion for Kinetix drives
  • Offers a web server for viewing diagnostics
  • Allows secure event generation Syslog support showing security events
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