Secure remote access platform enables rapid response to security breaches
Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access Platform, in partnership with MB connect line, is now available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and France.
The company says this next-generation remote access solution meets the most demanding security requirements of modern industrial applications. Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access Platform centralises the management of routers, allowing users to quickly respond to and act on their most crucial assets from anywhere, at any time. The ability to remotely access, monitor and manage diverse equipment helps to lower operational costs and downtime by reducing site visits and dramatically improving response times.
“As the industrial world rapidly shifted to the new normal of remote production operations due to the pandemic, demand for platforms that securely enables these remote production operation capabilities has never been stronger and more critical,” according to Craig Resnick, vice president, ARC Advisory Group.
“Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access Platform was designed to enable secure access in real-time from any location. ARC expects that this new normal of remote production operations will remain even after the pandemic, as the industry has recognised its benefits to maximising productivity, key performance indicators, profitability, and most importantly, sustainability to overcome any future pandemic-like challenges.”
Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access routers and software can provide flexible capability with unyielding security. The RLConnect24, a remote service portal, provides a simple centralised site to monitor and manage deployed assets and users. RLConnect24 also provides data visualisation, geographic mapping, data logging, and alarms based on operational or system-generated data. The RLDialUp client software enables operators to securely connect their PC to remote assets for maintenance and configuration, just as if they were plugged into it locally. The routers are industrial-grade gateways that offer optional LAN, WAN, serial, USB, Wi-Fi or 4G LTE connectivity to ensure seamless integration with any industrial application.
Red Lion also launched RA10, a compact industrial firewall, which provides OT-cybersecurity. This intelligent firewall can learn and self-configure to help secure older assets, avoid address conflicts, and/or logically isolate machines or groups of machines.