SINEMA Remote Connect – Management Platform for Remote Networks

Easy remote access for teleservice or remote maintenance

Description

The new management platform for remote networks, SINEMA Remote Connect, is a server application. SINEMA Remote Connect provides users access to remote plants or machines for convenient and secure maintenance. Even if the machines are integrated into third-party networks. For example, in the plants of end customers of machine manufacturers.

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Details

SINEMA Remote Connect ensures secured management of tunnel connections (VPN) between headquarters, service technicians and the installed machines or plants. The communication between participants in such a scenario is independent of the protocol and IP-based. There is no need for direct access to the company network in which the plant or machine is integrated. The service technician and the machine to be serviced establish separate connections to SINEMA Remote Connect. There, the identity of the participants is determined by exchanging certificates. Only then is remote access to the machine granted.

The connection to SINEMA Remote Connect can be established with a variety of media, such as wireless communication, DSL or existing, private network structures. Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of industrial routers from the SCALANCE series for connection to remote networks. These can be easily configured for the connection to SINEMA Remote Connect with auto configuration.

An address book function is available with the installation of the SINEMA Remote Connect client. It can be used to easily identify and select all machines and plants for management with SINEMA Remote Connect. This is a decisive advantage in serial machine manufacturing with the same machines and IP addresses.

SINEMA Remote Connect can also be operated as an application in a virtual environment. You can use the "Private Cloud" option to either host on your own, or you can use our Service and Support offer for SINEMA Remote Connect as Managed Appliance. The offer includes setup of the host, setup of the SINEMA Remote Connect server, and a ready-to-use installation of SIMATIC software, e.g. TIA Portal.

Example configuration: The management platform SINEMA Remote Connect as Managed Appliance in the "Private Cloud"


Benefits

  • Central administration of all VPN connections

  • Simple management of different users

  • Multi-factor authentication with username/password and PKI smartcard

  • Address book function with SINEMA RC Client for fast and easy connection to SINEMA Remote Connect

  • Establishment of encrypted connections with OpenVPN and IPsec at the click of a mouse

  • Support of the latest encryption process, TLS 1.2

  • Protocol-independent, IP-based communication

  • Easy integration of Siemens industrial routers with auto configuration

  • Special IT knowledge regarding remote access is not necessary

  • Easy selection and connection to identical serial machines for original equipment manufacturers (OEM)

  • Offline licensing for activating user and device licenses on the server, without an internet connection

  • Operation in a virtual environment

  • Hosting by Siemens as Managed Appliance ("Private Cloud") is an available option