Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


Security routers protect networks

September 2009 Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

The FL Mguard RS-B router from Phoenix Contact is a member of the Mguard product family. This security router protects industrial networks from unauthorised access and operating errors that can lead to system failures, integrated security functions ensure that networks run reliably with a high availability.

This router handles all typical procedures such as standard routing, NAT (network address translation) in the form of masquerading and port forwarding, as well as 1:1 NAT. With data throughput rates of up to two x 85 MBit/s, this is one of the more powerful DIN rail routers available. Each router can be configured using SNMP or a multilingual Web interface (https).

When used in automation networks, these routers offer the following advantages:

* Increased availability and flexibility through segmentation of network structures.

* Cost savings by eliminating the need for customised IP configurations for machines and systems.

* Same IP address range can be re-used (eg, on identical machines) without need for reconfiguration.

For more information contact Andre Kemp, Phoenix Contact, +27 (0)11 801 8200, andrek@phoenixcontact.co.za, www.phoenixcontact.co.za



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