A new 3G model has been added by Danish company Secomea (Secure Communication Made Easy) to their secure remote access SiteManager range.
A specialist in the supply of true end-to-end connections, Secomea provides direct access to PLCs, HMIs, drives or almost anything with a data port.
The new Secomea 3G remote access solution is designed to allow an electrician without specialist knowledge to unpack, install and power-up the device. Configured prior to delivery, the SiteManager then initiates a connection to the cloud GateManager making it available to a remote user with an appropriate LinkManager client licence.
The Secomea solution enables any type of device to be accessed almost anywhere in the world, proving that secure remote access can be flexible, reliable and easy to configure.
In addition to solving all the problems of 3G remote access, the new solution provides several benefits. The zero-configuration solution reduces setup time to less than 15 minutes.
Since the solution uses a system comparable to DDNS, there is no need for costly 3G static IP addresses.
Security features include AES/SSL encryption, two-factor authentication, and a firewall that filters traffic based on the configured destination devices.
A key benefit is that there is no need for intermediate site PCs with software and licences. The client programming software sees the equipment as locally connected and uses the development software on the local PC or virtual machine. By connecting both the LAN and 3G uplinks, the failover function ensures the connection is maintained when one uplink fails.
In-built SIM card recognition for all major telecoms eliminates incompatibility issues commonly experienced when requiring international access.
Cloud based GateManager
The GateManager is a cloud service hosted by the user or the supplier for a fee, and does all the heavy lifting to remove the configuration burden typical of other solutions. The cloud-based GateManager eliminates worries about IP addresses, TCP ports, or encryption settings as they are all automated.
The GateManager also provides an automatic backup of the configuration, allowing a replacement device to be quickly restored remotely.
Secomea solutions are available from DAANET .