Phoenix Contact's mGuard Security Devices

Tony Buck | Application Engineer | Grand Rapids, MI

In 2015, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard University, and even the Army National Guard were victims of security breaches.

It’s become commonplace in today's news to hear about big companies, even government agencies, that have experienced cyber attacks and have leaked sensitive information to identity criminals.

Phoenix Contact is leading the way in cyber-security with the mGuard family of security devices for industrial networks that includes firewall, routing, and optional VPN functionality. The firewall can be used to protect individual devices or an entire network. The VPN functionality allows OEMs and their technicians to connect to machines from anywhere in the world to provide support and troubleshooting without the need for travel. This is all done using Phoenix Contact's free cloud service that uses AES-256 encryption, an IPsec security protocol. This guarantees integrity, security, and confidentiality when it comes to data transmission.

The mGuard cloud service is highly reliable and is located in a state-of-the-art data center that is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This ensures that you can support your customers and their machines from any remote area quickly, easily, and reliably.

Setting up, implementing, and operating any remote service could be a challenging and complex task, but Crescent Electric has a highly trained staff of engineers ready to assist you. They are not only able to help OEMs and end-users select the right mGuard product for their application, but also get them connected to the cloud in a few easy steps. Contact your local branch for more information today.

Visit cesco.com to shop Phoenix Contact's line of mGuard products.

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