Research Category: Bulk Material Handling
Researchers: FKI Logistex|
Location: ST. LOUIS, United States
NetLok(TM) provides closed-loop login procedure, with restricted login
provision, that allows secure, one-time access to network by authorized technical support staff. In addition to proactively detecting connectivity
problems, solution can automatically track, record, and archive remote network
access. It supports multiple industry-standard connection types, centering
around VPN, and can handle PLC/PC systems from same connection.
Package sets industry standard for supply chain data security
FKI Logistex® , a leader in integrated material
handling solutions, has released NetLok(TM), a secure information infrastructure
for remote connectivity. The announcement was made by Steve Ackerman, president,
FKI Logistex North America, at a press conference held at ProMat 2009 in
NetLok features a closed-loop login procedure with a restricted login provision,
allowing secure, one-time access to the network by authorized technical support
staff. With reliable 24/7 diagnostics availability, FKI Logistex technical
support staff can log-in remotely to troubleshoot, identify and respond
immediately to the problem with the appropriate solution. NetLok proactively
detects connectivity problems, reducing potential lapses in diagnostics. The
system can also automatically track, record and archive an audit of remote
"NetLok is a logical and necessary answer to the data security challenges
today's networked operations face," says Eric Rice, Director of Technical
Support, FKI Logistex North America.
"The entire global supply chain has shifted from discrete, dedicated industrial
networks to enterprise-level networks, making security of utmost importance,"
adds Rice. "Until now, there was no standard for ensuring data security across
the material handling industry. NetLok sets that standard."
NetLok supports multiple industry-standard connection types, centering around a
virtual private network (VPN), and can handle PLC or PC systems from the same
connection, allowing several sites to be managed without the need for resident
connectivity applications. Using a pool of dedicated network resources, and with
built-in redundancy provided by a secure mirror site, NetLok provides speeds
that are up to 120 times faster than traditional modem connections.
Featuring a common user interface, NetLok provides network access without the
need for special clients. Existing FKI Logistex customers can easily upgrade
their legacy systems to NetLok to gain the benefits of a secure and reliable
remote connectivity package. More than 200 of FKI Logistex customer sites
worldwide are currently accessible via NetLok, and over 100 of those are in
North America alone.