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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 99681595, Entry date: 10/21/2014
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Setting up a secure VPN Connection between SCALANCE S and M812-1 Using a static IP Address

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Task Due to increased networking through Ethernet, remote diagnostics and/or remote maintenance are of great importance in modern automation systems. Today's Internet access mechanisms (wireless, broadband) and the security components from Siemens are an ideal combination for industrial remote co...

Task
Due to increased networking through Ethernet, remote diagnostics and/or remote maintenance are of great importance in modern automation systems. Today's Internet access mechanisms (wireless, broadband) and the security components from Siemens are an ideal combination for industrial remote communication.
A VPN tunnel is the typical way to establish a secure connection between two networks (e.g., automation networks or individual devices).
A VPN is a virtual, logical private network based on a publicly accessible infrastructure. Only communication partners that belong to this private network can communicate with each other and exchange information and data. 

This application shows the user how to establish a secure connection between two networks over the Internet with the aid of Siemens' Security Products portfolio.

Solution
The security modules SCALANCE S and SCALANCE M81x-1 are used to implement the task.

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Characteristics
The solution described in this application has the following characteristics:

  • Easy integration into existing networks and protection of devices that do not have their own security functions.
  • Low investment and operating costs for secure remote access to machines and plants.
  • Controlled, encrypted data traffic between SCALANCE S and SCALANCE M.
  • High degree of security for machines and plants through the implementation of the cell protection concept.
  • Integrated network diagnostics via SNMP, Syslog and Web interface.
  • Worldwide use.
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Setting up a secure VPN Connection between SCALANCE S and M812-1 Using a static IP Address
99681595_M81x_S6xx_StatischeIP_DOKU_V10_en.pdf ( 3946 KB )

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Topics Overview: Getting Started with Industrial Remote Communication Entry ID:
64721753
Topics Overview: All-round protection with Industrial Security Entry ID:
50203404



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In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.
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