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FL MGUARD 1100 – integrate machines and systems into production networks safely

The industrial FL MGUARD 1102 and FL MGUARD 1105 security routers

You can integrate your (sub-)networks into any other network very easily and without adaptation, and even protect them using the FL MGUARD 1100 security routers. The devices have been specially designed for use in industrial networks. With their integrated mGuard security technology, the security routers enable the control and safeguarding of communications in your production network. The industrial firewalls provide support in creating the necessary communication rules, making implementation particularly easy.

Easy integration into existing networks – Network Address Translation (NAT)

Topology: The mGuard 1100 routes between the superordinate production network and the subordinate machine network  

The FL MGUARD 1100 translates IP addresses with the aid of Network Address Translation (NAT)

Integrating sub-networks or machines into existing networks often involves a great deal of work, because the IP address ranges differ and can lead to conflicts. The FL MGUARD 1100 simplifies the integration of machines significantly by translating the IP addresses (Network Address Translation, NAT). Therefore, you do not need to make any changes to the machine network.

Moreover, this type of network segment separation provides protection against high volumes of data traffic and interference from the other network segments. This improves the performance and availability of your network.

Protect the network against interference and unauthorized communications – firewall with packet filter

Topology: An mGuard 1100 filters data packets between the WAN and the LAN  

The FL MGUARD 1100 filters the data packets between WAN and LAN in accordance with the specified firewall rules

The FL MGUARD 1100 features a firewall for filtering the network data traffic in order to protect your network against unwanted access, unauthorized communications, and also against attacks.

You can specify which participants are permitted to send data packets. You can define which protocols and applications are permitted. Anything not permitted is blocked, meaning that it cannot interfere with your network.

Increase cybersecurity easily without additional IT knowledge – firewall assistant

Deep-routed IT knowledge is often necessary to improve the cybersecurity of a system. The FL MGUARD 1100 has been developed specially for OT requirements, and therefore features a firewall assistant which will support you in creating the necessary communication rules easily. All you then have to do is simply activate the appropriate firewall rules without having to create complex rule sets.

Easy integration without have to change the network – stealth mode

Topology: The mGuard 1100 is installed as a firewall between the superordinate production network and the subordinate machine network  

In stealth mode, the mGuard can be integrated easily into an existing network without having to make any changes to the network

If you would like to increase the security of your network without having to access ongoing processes or changing the network, you can set the FL MGUARD 1100 to stealth mode. Integrate the device into your existing network easily. It will filter the data traffic between WAN and LAN there in accordance with the specified rules.

By using the mGuard as a dedicated security component, you can also protect your network components, such as controllers, reliably without having to constantly update them or install patches for the latest security standards. Therefore, there is no need for you to intervene in your ongoing processes, and you can protect them at the same time.

Assured availability, even at high data loads – Gigabit data throughput

mGuard 1100 with Gigabit and firewall icon  

The mGuard is future-proof as a Gigabit firewall

For a network to be reliable, it also needs to be high-performance to ensure that it does not break down, in particular at high peak data loads such as recipe downloads, firmware updates, etc.

The FL MGUARD 1100 features Gigabit data throughput, meaning that it will not be a bottleneck in your network, even with high data loads. This ensures security in the future, even with increasing network communications.


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