Established in 1997, MB connect line is a privately owned business and a leading supplier of secure solutions for IT-OT integration and Industry 4.0 operations. Headquartered in Germany (Bavaria), the company ensures international presence through an expanding network of distributors and an office in USA (IL). Using Security by Design and following the recommendations of security agencies worldwide, MB connect line products and solutions integrate the highest IT security melted transparently into the OT users’ workflows. The offer is composed of state of the art industrial hardware and software for Secure Remote Access, Secure IIoT and OT Networks Security.
mbNETFIX is a self-learning and easy to configure industrial firewall. It is used to secure and segment industrial networks and is especially designed for the mode of operation in industrial automation environments. The configuration is carried out using a specially designed software. At the same time mbNETFIX offers the necessary tools and features with that the firewall can be used easily and safely even by non-specialist personnel. It can be operated in bridge or gateway mode.
The mbNET.rokey industrial router by MB connect line offers a two-stage security concept for this purpose. The integrated key switch of the router is used by the on-site operator to control whether only data collection is allowed – or additionally remote maintenance and routing. The collection of system data, for example for visualisation, monitoring or archiving, is then independent of remote maintenance.
mbEDGE is a modular IoT kit to expand the mbNET and mbNET.rokey industrial routers (with key switch) into a powerful and secure edge gateway. The additional functions for data collection and processing allow data to be pre-processed on the edge of the network (edge computing). Instead of transferring large volumes of raw data directly to the cloud, the collected machine and sensor data are evaluated locally and only the results obtained are uploaded to the cloud.