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Using Cloud Technology for Machine Efficiency and Improvements

Most of us are familiar with cloud technology and use it in our everyday lives as convenient online storage for photos, videos, apps, and documents. Microsoft OneDrive® and Apple iCloud® are a couple well-known cloud storage platforms that are readily available and easily accessible from phones and computers anytime we need to store or retrieve info. For most, that’s where the technology ends. But in fact, cloud technology offers much more than just a storage solution and industrial cloud platforms, like StrideLinx, have tapped into that.

First and foremost, StrideLinx provides secure connections to remote machines that can be accessed anytime from anywhere. StrideLinx utilizes VPN technology, router firewalls, outgoing machine connections, and the latest encryption methods to keep both machines and data protected. With the StrideLinx cloud’s secure remote access feature, you can safely program, monitor, and/or troubleshoot machines in real time using the live connection from the cloud platform to the machine. Cloud data storage is of course an option with StrideLinx, but StrideLinx also provides a wealth of data visualization options in the platform including charts, graphs, tables, and many other customizable data widgets for clean, easily understandable data presentations.

Below is a collection of articles, library posts, whitepapers, and videos that explain the many benefits of VPN routers, cloud networking, the secure StrideLinx cloud platform and recent improvements made to it. The collection also discusses how this technology, and the insight it provides, can be used to reduce downtime, and improve machine performance.

What is a VPN?

VPNs are just as important for securing industrial automation systems as they are for personal internet connectivity. Here is what a VPN does, and how industrial users can quickly implement VPNs for all their sites and users to provide upgraded cybersecurity. Read More–>

What’s the Difference Between Traditional and Hosted VPNs?

Connecting programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs) and other automation system components to the industrial internet of things (IIoT) for remote access is important for many manufacturing plants. Read More–>

Remote Access | White Paper

There are three router-based methods for establishing remote access to industrial systems via a PC or mobile device—with each providing a different level of security, required implementation effort and integrated features. Learn more by downloading our White Paper!

StrideLinx Industrial Secure VPN IIoT Platform Overview

StrideLinx VPN provides multiple secure Industrial VPN connections for remote access to your PLC systems worldwide. Watch to learn more–>

StrideLinx Secure Industrial VPN and IIoT Platform: Portal APP

The StrideLinx Portal app allows you to create customizable “cards” for better organization of connected devices and up-front displays of vital information. Watch to learn more–>

StrideLinx Platform Security | White Paper

This whitepaper outlines StrideLinx’s approach to security for the StrideLinx Cloud platform and the associated router. Learn more by downloading our White Paper!

Creating Secure Remote Connections Using the Cloud

Today’s end users at industrial plants and facilities expect and demand digital access to almost anything technology-based, often remotely through mobile devices. Read More–>

Secure Remote Monitoring of Process Systems

A solution using cloud-capable routers and cloud-based computing services enables streamlined and secure remote monitoring and access for process systems. Read More –>

StrideLinx Secure VPN: Add-on Feature Ordering

The StrideLinx Has a wealth of add-on features that will allow you to get the most out of the Secure VPN remote access solution. Watch to learn more –>

StrideLinx Secure Industrial VPN and IIoT Platform: Studio APP

The StrideLinx VPN Studio app allows users to create device page layouts using a wide variety of selectable components including data tables, line graphs, status bars, gauges, and many more. Watch to learn more –>

StrideLinx’s IEC 62443 Conformance Helps Machine Builders with Their Own IT/OT Cyber Security

Applied Risk, a trusted partner in cyber security, has audited StrideLinx on the IEC 62443 security standards. By seeking compliance with the IEC 62443 standards, StrideLinx supports machine builders with getting their security in place. Read More –>

Working with the Cloud

Using the cloud for data logging and remote access can improve operations, cut costs and simplify interactions. Read More –>

Off-the-Shelf IIoT Solutions for Operations

Intelligent routers and associated cloud services make it easy for end users and OEMs to use an IIoT approach for accessing and acting on operational data. Read More –>

StrideLinx Secure Industrial VPN and IIoT Platform: Admin APP

The StrideLinx Admin APP allows management of corporate identity configuration, user management options, extensive audit trail, license info, and more. Watch to learn more –>

StrideLinx Secure Industrial VPN and IIoT Platform: User Management

The StrideLinx Admin App houses all of the user management options for the platform. Create roles, categories, and groups that determine each user’s level of access. Watch to learn more –>