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TOSIBOX® Lock 150: Your top 8 questions answered

Miikka Lääkkö, Product Manager, Tosibox

Have you met TOSIBOX® Lock 150 yet? TOSIBOX® Lock 150 is your new favorite Plug & Go connectivity device. It’s an easy-to-use industrial router with firewall that serves as an endpoint for secure remote connections. You can securely access your IoT devices connected to the Lock 150 over the Internet and most LAN and WAN networks through an encrypted VPN connection.

TOSIBOX® Lock 150 now holds CE certificate along with UL safety (cUL) and FCC for the United States, as well as ISED for Canada. We thought now would be a great time to answer your most common questions about the Lock 150!

Why did Tosibox bring out the Lock 150?

The Lock 150 is the successor of our most popular product, TOSIBOX® Lock 100. Our first commercial Lock product, TOSIBOX® Lock 100 has been on the market since 2012 and has now come to its EOL. Thanks to TOSIBOX® Lock 150, we can offer in the same price point, with 60% upgrade in performance.

What are the most obvious use cases for the Lock 150?

The new Lock 150 brings a simple solution to the industrial automation and building automation sectors to better manage and build remote IoT control operations. If you are responsible for machine functionality, maintenance, warranty period obligations and customer satisfaction, then the Lock 150 is ideal especially for you!

If you’re looking for higher VPN throughput, check out our TOSIBOX® Lock 500

How is the Lock 150 set up? Will I need a Key, too? 

In order to create a TOSIBOX® remote connection, you always need at least one TOSIBOX® Lock (for the connected device) and one TOSIBOX® Key (for the user). These are physically matched by inserting the Key to the Lock’s USB port. During this process, the devices exchange their security certificates, after which they are ready to communicate with each other. Watch this video to learn more:

Which USB 4G modems can I use with the Lock 150?

In Europe and Australia, the Lock 150 supports the TOSIBOX® 4G Modem (TB4GM8EU and TB4GM2AU respectively).

In the United States, the TOSIBOX® Lock 150 supports the Multitech MTC-LNA4 4G modem (TB4GM5). Multitech 4G modem has AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon approvals to be used in their networks.

Also, Huawei E3372 (TB4GM) and Huawei MS2131 (TB3GM2M) are supported.

Please check our Helpdesk article for the exact specifications.

Can devices behind the Lock 150 use the Lock’s Internet connection – without being tunneled through the VPN?

Yes, devices behind the Lock 150 can access the Internet. Access can be allowed or blocked with a setting, and traffic can even be allowed for desired IP addresses only. This is a common functionality in all TOSIBOX® Locks, not just the Lock 150. This is so-called Split Tunneling VPN.

What makes the Lock 150 so secure?

TOSIBOX® Plug & Go™ technology is globally audited, patented and performs at the highest security levels in the industry. It’s not a cloud service, but a direct VPN tunnel between the physical devices. Only trusted devices can access the network.

Read more about what makes TOSIBOX® so secure

What makes the Lock 150 so reliable?

There is always more than one way to connect a TOSIBOX® Lock to the Internet and ability to prioritize the method that is being used. TOSIBOX® Lock 150 offers up to three connectivity possibilities in one device. The Lock 150 has integrated WiFi as a connectivity method or an access point for wireless devices on site. The external LTE modem is optional, with several modem variants for global coverage. The TosiOnline™ feature further enhances the reliability by automatically reconnecting dropped connections or switching into another connection if the Lock has that available.

Where is the Lock 150 available?

TOSIBOX® Lock 150 is now shipping worldwide. To get your own TOSIBOX® Lock 150, do not hesitate to contact us or your nearest reseller.

The product code for the Lock 150 is TBL15. The sales package has the same content and the device uses the same software, no matter where the Lock is used. You should also know that TOSIBOX® Lock 150 is compatible with all other TOSIBOX® products.

For more information, please see the Lock 150 product page or download the user manual and data sheet from our Product documentation and downloads section.


“If you are responsible for machine functionality, maintenance, warranty period obligations and customer satisfaction, then the Lock 150 is ideal especially for you

Miikka Lääkkö, Product Manager, Tosibox Oy