Red Lion Introduces Secure Industrial Remote Access Platform

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

Red Lion, the exclusive North American partner for MB connect line GmbH, announced the launch of its Secure Industrial Remote Access Platform, a remote access solution designed to help meet the vigorous security requirements of industrial applications.  Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access Platform helps to centralize the management of routers, allowing it’s users to more quickly respond to and take action on their assets from any location and 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 improving response times.

To help simplify deployment, Red Lion’s remote access routers offer Simply.Connect technology.  This enables the setup of routers in what some users have reported to be in less than two minutes, facilitating small or large deployments by just using a smartphone.  Once configured, routers can be deployed from any location, providing a more real-time, secure, and seamless connectivity to remote assets or sites.

The foundation of Red Lion’s remote access platform is RLConnect24, a remote service portal that provides a more simple centralized site to monitor and manage deployed assets and users.  RLConnect24 provides data visualization, geographic mapping, data logging, and alarms based on operational or system-generated data.  The RLDialUp client software helps to enable operators to more securely connect their PC to remote assets for maintenance and configuration as if it was plugged into those assets locally.

Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access Routers are industrial-grade gateways that offer optional LAN, WAN, serial, USB, Wi-Fi or 4G LTE connectivity to help ensure more seamless integration with industrial application.  Red Lion also launched the RA10 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.

Craig Resnick, ARC Advisory Group, commented, “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.  Red Lion’s Secure Industrial 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 recognized its benefits to maximizing productivity, key performance indicators, profitability, and most importantly, sustainability to overcome any future pandemic-like challenges.”

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