With industrial routers as IoT gateways, data can be collected and analysed – and at the same time adjustments to the system control can be done immediately via remote access.
Making the right decision quickly - this is the goal of comprehensive digitisation and cross-linking of production plants. The generated process and production data are continuously collected and analysed with the appropriate algorithms. It is important that the data are neither falsified nor fall into the wrong hands.
Complete solution based on modular design
MB connect line offers a comprehensive modular system which allows a secure infrastructure can be realisation. The focus is on the Remote-Service-Portal mbConnect24. Depending on the application, the German specialist for industrial security offers various devices such as the mbNET industrial routers, the mbSPIDER data modems and the mbNETFIX automation firewall. With mbNET.rokey, an integrated key switch ensures that the system personnel can enable and disable remote maintenance directly at the router – without affecting the data acquisition. With mbEDGE extension, the routers act as a smart IoT gateway. Using Node-RED and MQTT secure IoT applications can be implemented easily.
From data acquisition to IoT applications
This enables end-to-end complete solutions for a wide range of industrial applications – from simple data acquisition through remote maintenance and M2M communication to industrial IoT solutions in which machines and systems exchange data fully automatic and react to events. The benefits for users are manifold. From production planning through process reliability and availability to production optimisation, digitisation can make a significant contribution to added value.
MB connect line develops its products and solutions strictly according to the "Security by Design" principle. The standards defined in IEC62443 are the basis. The mbNET and mbNET.rokey industrial routers are equipped with a secure hardware element (cryptochip) and a secure boot concept so that devices can only boot with signed and trustworthy firmware. All data stored in memory or on the mbEDGE SD card is encrypted. They cannot be read without the key stored in the crypto chip. This protects the user infrastructure effectively from cyber-attack threats.