The RemoteVPN service provides secure remote access. This cloud-based VPN server provides secure encrypted connections between VPN clients installed on the systems integrator's PC or mobile device and the other permanently installed on our VPN router located at the job sites. Connections can be wired or wireless. Multiple remote sites can be accessed simultaneously using the RemoteVPN service.
Utilizing the Internet for remote commissioning provides convenience while saving time and money, but accessing machines at job sites can be difficult because firewalls block messages that originate from the Internet. Although it is possible to open ports in firewalls using port forwarding, IT professionals are often reluctant to compromise the security of their network and usually decline this type of request. Without support from the IT department, the systems integrator is usually left with very few options. However, one solution is to incorporate a virtual private network (VPN). By hosting a VPN server in the cloud, our RemoteVPN server simplifies communication over the Internet while maintaining security.
The RemoteVPN is a service offered by Contemporary Controls that allows systems integrators remote access to systems from the convenience of the systems integrator's home or office. A cloud-based VPN server hosted by Contemporary Controls provides the critical connection between two VPN clients-one installed on the systems integrator's PC and the other permanently installed on Contemporary Controls' VPN router located at the remote location. Using this approach, two secure VPN tunnels are created with no concern for intervening firewalls. RemoteVPN is based on OpenVPN®, a well supported open-source VPN technology. In addition to OpenVPN PC clients for Windows machines, OpenVPN clients are available for iOS and Android mobile devices for greater flexibility in accessing sites remotely.
The RemoteVPN service is a simple but secure solution for remote access. Learn more on the RemoteVPN product page.