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Secure remote connections to the network edge

14 June 2016

WeConnect is a new solution from Westermo that enables simple, secure and reliable connectivity to remote networks via the internet.

Designed for the industrial market, WeConnect is said to create a secure network between remote assets using strong encryption techniques, typically found in the financial sector. With WeConnect, a PC, smartphone, or tablet becomes part of the remote network as if it were actually at that location. A service engineer, for example, can use the everyday industrial software application and connect from the desk to the PLC, HMI or any other type of device on the remote network. 

Set-up only requires an internet connection. It does not matter what type of SIM-card is available, nor if there is ADSL, VDSL2, cellular or even a satellite connection; as long as the internet can be reached. Because the routers themselves create the connection to WeConnect there is no need to have any public IP addresses, or create holes in the external firewall.

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