Your production line might run 24/7, but you can’t. You need time off. Being able to remotely access and manage your systems would help you keep everything under control even when you’re not around, but opening up the door to remote access can lead to security issues. At least, that’s what you might expect.
With Secomea’s remote access solution, Secure Communication Made Easy is not a problem. In fact, it’s their number one priority and what makes up their name – and that shows, as in late 2014 it received official security certification from ProtectEM, a world leader in developing security for embedded systems.
The Secomea system has three parts. First, there’s the small hardware device for your machine called SiteManager. It’s a device-monitoring front-end for multiple industrial devices designed for secure access to remote devices over the Internet or private WAN.
There’s also the LinkManager, a Windows-based client that can be operated either by technicians or end-users to provide the ability to remotely program or service your equipment. SiteManager and LinkManager are tied together by the third component, GateManager. It’s a central M2M server that manages all connections and encrypted traffic between LinkManagers, and all the devices controlled by SiteManagers, as well as logging all events.
Typically such systems have security standards that are a bit uncertain, so Secomea decided to take theirs a step further. Secomea brought in leading security organization ProtectEM to provide a framework to judge our system, and based on their auditing process we were able to identify and develop a number of security protocols to add to our system. After the final audit, the Secomea system was deemed to be officially secure by ProtectEM.
With analysis and verification from a third-party expert, Secomea sets the new standard for security in remote industrial access. And with some of the best solutions available, they truly do make secure access easy for you – and that means you can manage your factory floor any time, from any place.
To learn more details, check out the Secomea website. And to find out how a Secomea system can fit into your existing setup – or if there’s a better system for your unique situation – contact one of Allied Automation’s experts. We’re always glad to help.