Security Upgraded with New Devices

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:07 PM gHale


With upgraded hardware and advanced configuration options, Phoenix Contact introduced several new versions of the FL mGuard industrial security device.

The mGuard RS2000 and the RS4000 variants feature all-in-one firewall, virtual private network (VPN) and routing capability. The new devices can operate between -20 and +60 degrees Celsius. The RS4000 is currently awaiting UL Class I, Div. 2 approval, which will make it suitable for demanding environments, such as the oil and gas industry.

When it comes to configuring the device, a user can save a configuration on an SD card inserted in one mGuard and then use the same settings on another device by inserting the card into a new mGuard. Once configured, the settings will remain, even if the user removes the SD card, until reconfigured.

The RS2000 is a basic model with a limited firewall. The RS4000 has security abilities including CIFS Integrity Monitoring, a full inspection firewall and a user-based firewall, as well as redundancy options.

The RS4000 VPN and RS4000 can both upgrade to 250 tunnels via a separately sold license. The RS2000 can support two tunnels. All of the mGuard products have 24 V output and LED illumination on VPN activation.

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