Contemporary Controls is expanding its VPN solutions by introducing the Self-HostedVPN along with the current RemoteVPN service. With Self-HostedVPN, an EIGR-V gigabit IP router acts as the VPN server and can support our wired and cellular routers as VPN clients. This self-hosted solution lets the user set up and maintain their own remote access solution without any subscription fee and without any cloud-based VPN server.
The EIGR-V router has an OpenVPN server that can be easily configured with the built-in webpage interface. The certificates and keys for VPN clients are also easily generated via the webpage without the user having to learn the complexities of setting up a VPN. Up to 15 IP routers and 15 PC/Tablets can be supported with this solution allowing access to 15 remote sites via cellular (EIGR-C) or wired VPN routers (EIGR-V /EIPR-V). The webpage also lets you control access permissions for the PC/tablet/phone clients to the remote sites. OpenVPN clients are freely available for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
This solution provides secure remote access to any IP device by just using the VPN IP address for a device – without the need to setup NAT or port forwarding rules for individual devices. There is also no need for static or public IP addresses for VPN client devices, only internet access needs to be provided. Only the EIGR-V router running the OpenVPN server needs to be publicly accessible on a single IP port. You can easily put this behind an existing infrastructure router and use port forwarding from the infrastructure/internet router to the EIGR-V OpenVPN server. This solution also works for older IP devices where it is not possible to configure an IP gateway address on the device.
We will be showcasing our Self-HostedVPN solution at AHR Expo 2020 next month. Stop by Booth 681 to learn more.