Phoenix Contact introduced new security routers of the FL MGUARD 1100 series that allow to easily and inexpensively protect industrial networks against IT attacks. Optimized for industrial use, they are convenient to operate as well. The reduced scope of functions enables to commission the devices quickly, even with few knowledges regarding network technology and security. For instance, the Easy Protect Mode protects the network cells entirely without the need for device configuration.
With a wire bridge, a user-friendly stateful inspection firewall rule set is activated
Based on the incoming and outgoing data traffic, the integrated firewall assistant also creates an automatic recommendation for appropriate firewall rules. And the test mode identifies undefined communication connections. It reports these and recommends supplementary firewall rules. Phoenix Contact already provides FL MGUARD 4000 series devices for operators with established security knowledge.