Secure Virtualized Networking for Manufacturing 4.0

More than 250 years after the First Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 converges new technologies such as AI, cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, the IoT, and advanced wireless technologies.

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The Costs and Risks of Legacy Networking

According to the 2021 Manufacturing Cybersecurity Threat Index, released in June 2021, one out of every five U.S. and U.K. manufacturing companies were victims of cybercrime in the previous 12 months. Almost a quarter (24%) of those reported weekly cyberattacks, making manufacturing one of the most attacked industries since the pandemic began.

The manufacturing industry's embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has changed our world in countless ways — not the least of which resulted in Industry 4.0. The smart factory is at the heart of Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). These factories infuse manufacturing technologies with automation and data exchange, including the IoT, cloud computing, and cognitive computing.

The smart factory’s extended network of connected devices — robotics, sensors, 3D printers, AI, machine learning, augmented reality (AR) — has vulnerabilities that didn’t exist on the traditional factory floor and demands best-in-class network security.

Network Security Challenges for Manufacturing

  • Ensuring secure connectivity to corporate applications from anywhere.

  • Protecting remote access to proprietary corporate data, a growing array of SaaS applications, and 3rd-party field equipment teams.

  • Securing communications from IoT devices, like smart sensors and equipment.

  • Managing traditional networking hardware that can be resource-intensive, complex, and costly.

  • Providing point-to-point connections while maintaining scalability and flexibility.

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Trusted Leader in Secure Virtualized Networking

OpenVPN® is the market-proven leader in secure virtualized networking. Our cloud-based platform enables organizations to maintain secure communication between their distributed workforce, IoT/IIoT devices, and the online services they rely on daily. Built on the market-proven OpenVPN protocol, the solution combines advanced network security, encrypted remote access, and content filtering into a virtualized secure network that provides the best of VPN and ZTNA security.

With over 60 million downloads of our core open source software and over 20,000 commercial customers, OpenVPN is recognized as a global leader in secure networking.

Secure Connectivity that Scales with Your Business

With Cloud Connexa you can quickly and cost-effectively provide secure remote access to applications — on-premise, cloud, and SaaS — for your distributed workforce using a secure, virtualized, and reliable modern network.

Because Cloud Connexa is entirely flexible and dynamic, you can easily add, remove, and manage users, devices, and applications as an integral part of your digital transformation initiatives. You are no longer required to manage a complex array of rigid and expensive network and security devices that only provide part of the solution. Cloud Connexa provides a single, cost-effective networking solution that is ideal for securing your distributed networks and communications.
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Addressing Cyber Threats with Cloud-Based Security Solutions

Industry 4.0 is powered by various digital technologies, but those tools come with risks earlier eras of manufacturing didn’t face. Fortunately, you can deploy cloud-based security to protect your OT and data with:
  • A worldwide meshed private network

    Securely connects all private networks and distributed applications.

  • Application domain-based routing

    Zero Trust Access to applications and prevention of lateral movement.

  • Identity Management

    Single sign-on with identity-based access control.

  • Content filtering and IDS/IPS

    Reduce costs with integrated advanced security features.

  • Secure, high performance tunneling

    Tunnel traffic to 3rd-party security gateways and prevent untrusted access.

  • Easy on-demand provisioning

    Reduce demands on overworked IT and networking staff.

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OpenVPN helps you easily create a secure, virtualized, reliable network that ensures secure communications between your networks, applications, devices, and workforce.