Secure operational networks in industrial automation
Industrial OT networks are typically set up by industrial equipment suppliers to remotely monitor devices they are responsible for. Increasingly, also the users of the appliances – i.e. industrial manufacturers – set up and manage operational networks.
Benefits of operational networks in industrial automation
Benefits of operational networks include:
- Remote control of networks
Appliances in different locations can be remotely monitored, round-the-clock. A 24/7 service is crucial, enabling better response time and higher service levels.
- Remote data collection
Operational networks permit the collection of data which is then analyzed for various purposes, such as product development, optimization of plant operations, including inventory management and quality.
- Remote access
OT networks enable the prediction of equipment breakdowns and remote maintenance.
TOSIBOX® enables secure remote access and maintenance to industrial automation
All data collecting sensors, manufacturing equipment, machinery, as well as control systems and human-machine interfaces (HMI) are connected to an automation system, which is the soul of the operational network.
TOSIBOX® brings several benefits to modern industrial automation systems:
- Standard deployment
With TOSIBOX®, you can use the same network configuration each and every time instead of spending hours fixing separate network properties for every location. The configuration can be automated so that the whole deployment takes place in only 15 seconds.
- IT/OT convergence solved
With TOSIBOX® you can safely connect the network of devices – which is separate from the IP network – to your own corporate IT network.
- Easy access group management
You can easily grant various levels of access to own technicians, subcontractors or customers outside your network, simply by drag and drop.
- Maximum operating time
TOSIBOX® provides and secures not only a remote connection for collecting data but also for remote maintenance of equipment. This allows you to remotely fix issues based on the collected data.
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL STANDARDS
TOSIBOX® is compatible with all industrial automation brands and providers in the market. The TOSIBOX® network transmits any form of data, regardless of the protocol.