What distinguishes industrial routers from home routers?
Lifetime, availability, IT security
Horne routers are designed for a lifetime of 2-3 years and the electrical components are selected accordingly. Under harsher environmental conditions, e.g. temperature fluctuations in control cabinets or increased EMC/vibration, this service life decreases significantly. lndustrial routers have a service life of 10+ years. The use in industry and infrastructure does not allow frequent changes.
lndustrial applications depend on high availability of communication. The router system is designed for uninterrupted 24/7 operation.
Security -interesting facts about the IT security of industrial routers
Infrastructure and industrial facilities are attractive targets for cyber criminals. The router operating system is specifically designed and hardened for these applications and offers features for secure operation in critical infrastructure.
Is INSYS certified for critical infrastructure?
INSYS has been awarded a Critical Infrastructure Security Certificate for the MRX3-LTE by the German Federal Office for Information Security. Further information on IT security. Regular penetration tests are carried out by an independent body for all products.
Who can help me with IT security issues?
With the increasing share of renewable energies, IT security is inevitably moving from a nice-to-have to a must-have. We offer you materials on the IT security of our products and solutions. Here you will find a checklist and instructions for securing your network. lf you have any further questions, please contact us, we will be happy to support you.
What do I do with a VPN configuration (.ovpn file) from the direct marketer?
You can import an OpenVPN client configuration from the direct marketer in the start-up wizard under point 4 VPN connection. An additional certificate may still have to be uploaded.
Is parallel operation of several VPN tunnels possible?
Both OpenVPN and IPsec tunnels to different remote stations can exist in parallel. The networks are completely isolated from each other and can thus also be used for external participants.
Can I access surveillance cameras remotely?
With a router installed on site and the web proxy f unction of the icom Connectivity Suite, surveillance cameras can be accessed directly in the browser. This does not require a VPN client on the end device.
How and where are industrial routers installed?
Industrial routers are clicked onto a DIN rail in the electrical control cabinet or screwed directly to the housing or a bracket.
In the case of mobile radio routers, the external mobile radio antenna is led out of the control cabinet and mounted on the outside wall of the building.
Which systems are subject to the KRITIS Ordinance (BSI-KritisV)?
KRITIS installations as well as systems for the control and bundling of electrical power such as direct m arketing companies, virtual power plants, operation managers and maintenance companies (control room).
These installations have a CRITIS obligation:
all individual installations or systems with a net installed capacity of 104MW or more, black start installations independent of output and primary control power of 36MW or more.
Installations outside of the CRITIS obligation – is IT security an issue?
Non-critical infrastructure is also subject to IT security obligations. The starting point is the duty of care of the management. Measures to ensure sufficient IT security standards are required.
Which SIM cards are suitable for solar parks?
Most faults in mobile routers can be traced back to SIM cards. For this reason, we offer licensed multiroaming industrial SIM cards at favourable conditions. We have the most experience and test coverage with these SIM cards. All advantages at a glance.