Prepare your network for digitalization
Making networks reliable: IT in production
The availability of networks within the company is of the highest importance to you as the person responsible for IT and network infrastructure. Learn how Phoenix Contact can help you to ensure the availability, data security, and performance of your operational technology (OT) through to its connection to the information technology (IT).
IoT security, network availability, and network performance
We offer individual network infrastructure solutions and cyber security concepts for the latest industry 4.0 security standards. With our mGuard security appliances, network accesses and data communication can be easily controlled and regulated via firewall rules. Furthermore, they provide a standard remote maintenance concept for secure system access. Increased network availability can also be enabled through network segmentation with our Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches.
Central device configuration and device management
Programs for central device management and configuration have become the standard within office IT. With our Network Manager, we are providing you with a central device management system for our industrial switches, routers, wireless modules and cyber security appliances. Thus, you will always have an overview of the most important information, e.g. network components and their accessibility, firmware versions and configuration files.
Training and support
Along with the appropriate hardware, we also provide you with a wide range of services. From consultation to designing your network infrastructure through to on-site startup, we support you in the implementation of a highly available and secure IoT network. In the event of an error, we will assist you on site or via telephone for network infrastructure maintenance. We also offer training sessions on the safe handling of our products and security awareness to make digital transformation easier for you.
Are you interested? We will gladly help you to increase your network security and network availability. Simply contact us and together we will find the appropriate network solutions and components for your particular application.
From fieldbus to Industrial Ethernet: reliably networking machines
As a machine planner or builder, you are responsible for the planning and therefore also the functionality and quality of your machines. Learn how Phoenix Contact can help you to improve the reliability and cycle times of your machines with robust communication technology. We offer individual fieldbus network systems such as PROFIBUS and INTERBUS as well as high-performance Ethernet solutions with PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™:
Network infrastructure from a single source
No matter whether you want to equip your machine with a classic fieldbus or with modern Ethernet technology, you will find the appropriate products at Phoenix Contact: from cables to switches, from remote maintenance to cyber security.
We will be happy to support you in selecting the appropriate network infrastructure with our selection guides or with a personal consultation.
Time-saving network setup and maintenance
Time is a valuable resource. Therefore, we offer products that can be assembled and configured particularly quickly and easily. In the event of an error, Managed Switches provide special functions for fast error diagnostics and easy device replacement. Furthermore, you always have an overview of your network with the Network Manager software.
Secure remote maintenance for your machine
Your customers are distributed throughout the world and must be supported efficiently. Our mGuard remote maintenance components enable you to implement a standard remote maintenance concept via VPN that your customers can control themselves. Depending on requirements, your customers can also use these components as a router, firewall, or for network segmentation.
Are you interested? We will be happy to help you choose the appropriate network components, and will set up your machine network for you. Contact us here for a personal consultation.
Plan and secure production networks
As a system operator, system availability and productivity are your most valuable assets. Learn how Phoenix Contact can help you to avoid system downtimes and increase output with reliable communication technology and professionally planned production networks.
Stable system networks
A highly available cyber physical system requires a reliable and available network. Our products enable precise network analysis and diagnostics for proactive maintenance. Our security appliances enable you to secure your industrial network against unauthorized access. You can also integrate machines with identical IP address ranges into your system with ease using NAT switches, without having to change the IP addresses.
Secure remote maintenance for your system network
The mGuard products enable you to implement a standard remote maintenance concept for all machines in your system. Remote maintenance can, for example, be regulated via a key switch, such that you can determine yourself when machines are accessed. In addition, the mGuard products provide firewall and filter functions that are able to restrict access and data flow to the machine. You thus protect the system from viruses and inadvertent changes.
Consultation and training
We provide you with professional support during the planning, start-up, and maintenance of your system network. We offer your employees training in security awareness and how to use our products correctly. With our many years of experience in automation technology, we know your challenges and can simultaneously advise you on the latest Industry 4.0 standards and technologies.
Are you interested? We will be happy to support you in the professional planning and setup of your system network. Contact us with your specific challenge – we will find a solution.
Experience future-proof industrial network technology:
from fieldbuses to Industrial Ethernet
The following videos and technical reports feature numerous examples of how we help our customers with the challenges of network planning, network configuration, and network security for future-proof industrial network architecture. You will also find exciting information on technology trends in the area of data communication: from classic fieldbuses to modern Ethernet technology with cyber security.
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Practical examples: case studies, white papers, and success stories
Automate production lines faster with CC-Link IE
Future-proof your network with M12 X-coding
Secure WLAN access to machine networks
Provision of service access to machines and systems - Ways to address the challenge of access security
Smart wiring for intelligent production
Considerable relief during maintenance
Significant reduction in labor costs and downtimes with mobile networks
Our network components for your future-proof cyber physical systems
For a secure and stable network, you will need high-quality components that are perfectly suited to each other and that enable faultless communication.
Phoenix Contact offers a wide range of active and passive network components as well as advanced security management options for the internet of things. From proven Fieldbus technology to modern Ethernet technology – we are the right partner for the digitalization of your machines and systems. No matter whether you are looking for connection technology such as cables or connectors, or active network components such as network switches, media converters or firewalls, we have the right product for you.
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Industrial data communication
Contact our network specialists
You do not need to be a digitalization expert. We will be happy to help you to network your system for future-oriented IoT solutions. Our network specialists will be happy to advise and support you – from network planning, through selecting the appropriate components to implementation.
Please contact us here. We will then arrange an individual consultation for your specific requirement.