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March 24, 2014: Netop Provides Secure Remote Access for Building Automation, HVAC

Provides Port-Specific Access, Which Makes It Ideal for Use by Vendors

PORTLAND, Ore. — Netop has announced that its solution for secure remote access to devices – SecureM2M – is available in both software and hardware formats. According to the company, SecureM2M enables easy-to-deploy secure entry into building automation, HVAC, industrial controls, and other systems. It provides port-specific access and logs all sessions, which makes it ideal for use by vendors and other outside trusted agents.

“When we began developing our secure, M2M solution, we wanted to create a way to improve access to remotely deployed devices while increasing overall network security,” said Kurt Bager, CEO of Netop. “SecureM2M successfully removes network vulnerabilities by taking devices off of the public-facing Internet and makes it easier for organizations to manage and control employee and out-of-band access to systems and devices. It is the next step in the evolution of secure connectivity.”

Netop’s cloud-based connectivity technology extends access beyond the local network without exposing end points to the public-facing Internet. Port-specific access limits the devices and applications that are exposed, allowing access without compromising security. SecureM2M can be deployed as a plug-and-play hardware device or installed as software onto servers or devices.

“With the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things, the ability to remotely support devices is more crucial than ever,” said Bager. “As we have seen in recent hacking events, when HVAC systems and other devices are exposed to the public Internet or accessed through an open VPN port, they present a new risk to networks — including payment systems and other critical business systems. Our customers need a solution that allows remote support without adding risk.”

For more information, visit www.netop.com/secure-m2m-connectivity.htm.

Publication date: 3/24/2014

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