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The Compact and Safe Solution for Simple Machine Networking

Helmholz presents the new “WALL IE Compact” variant of the popular industrial NAT gateway.

More transparency in production for greater added value in the production process?
The desire to integrate production machines into the factory network is not new, but it often fails due to compatible connectivity to existing systems or security concepts.

The easy-to-configure gateway “WALL IE Compact” from Helmholz is installed once and permanently between the machine and the production network.

The NAT mode allows machines to be transparently integrated into the factory network without having to change the machine's IP addresses. The NAT operating mode enables address translation and uses firewall rules or packet filters to restrict access to the underlying automation network.

The “WALL IE Compact” also enables the establishment of secure communication in accordance with the security standard IEC 62443 as a transition (“conduit”) for a new network segment (“zone”).

The “WALL IE Compact” supports up to 1000 MBit/s transfer rate for both the factory network and machine communication. Machines and systems that have video cameras or IPCs in particular can now be connected to the factory network more efficiently. For example, backups and the transfer of larger data run more smoothly.

The modern web interface is also sleek and user-friendly. Complex and oversized JavaScript and CSS frameworks have been dispensed with, which also provides more security. Helmholz not only follows the approach of a minimal software footprint for the web interface in order to enable a secure application.

Key performance features of the “WALL IE Compact”:

  • Access restriction through packet filters: IPv4 addresses, protocol (TCP/UDP/ICMP), ports, MAC addresses
  • Reduction of network load through broadband and multicast filtering
  • DHCP server (LAN)/DHCP client (WAN)
  • Gigabit network connections

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