Cloud Connectivity-Advantageously Use the Internet’s Central Infrastructures
Logistics and Security
The positions of trucks and ships can be tracked via the cloud in order to economically coordinate capacities, routes and deadlines. In addition, permanently linked communications are advantageous in monitoring special conditions for freight, e.g., continuous cold chains.
Here, it is essential that traditional security measures, such as firewalls, password protection, and individual user rights protect data within locations from unauthorized access. WAGO’s PFC100 and PFC200 Controllers encrypt data via onboard SSL/TLS 1.2 security protocols and also securely transmit data to the cloud via a VPN tunnel.
Evaluating Data from the Cloud
Technicians can use the cloud to inspect equipment and systems regardless of their location, and thus guarantee optimum availability and minimize idling through continuous monitoring.
Data from a company’s individual locations are collected and evaluated in the cloud. Access to current and historical data is password protected and independent of location. This allows the comparison of important key values, e.g., energy data and equipment utilization, and the derivation of decisive optimization measures.
At the Factory
Handling sensitive data relevant to processes requires special attention. Critical process data, such as the descriptions of specific proprietary steps and sequences or detailed evaluations for processing should remain within production facilities and only be visible there.