- November 27, 2019
- WAGO Corporation
November 27, 2019 - Tosibox Oy announced TOSIBOX Lock for Container that the company is developing on WAGO’s open automation platform. The pilot was introduced at the SPS exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.
WAGO is collecting data to its cloud and was looking for reliable VPN connectivity for up to thousands of sites and users. Secure remote connection and access management was required for easy distribution of limited access rights to various third parties. In the piloting phase, WAGO’s PFC200 Controller family that supports Docker, can now run TOSIBOX Lock for Container software.
TOSIBOX Lock for Container is a software-only solution comparable to Tosibox’s previous hardware TOSIBOX Lock products. It enables users to integrate Linux-based IPCs, HMIs, PLCs, controllers or other devices into their TOSIBOX ecosystem and provide secure VPN connectivity to the host device where it is installed, and access to the LAN side devices connected to the host. TOSIBOX Lock for Container facilitates adoption of the TOSIBOX technology in a wider area of demanding applications, with the most important use case being to use the Lock for Container to supplement the customer’s existing operating network and adding VPN technology to the network or device. The main user groups are machine builders in industrial automation and IPC manufacturers.