Self-Hosted VPN User Managed Secure Remote Access

Product Overview

  • Wired or wireless operation over the Internet
  • Secure communication tunnels utilizing encryption
  • Free download of OpenVPN client software
  • Support for iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows OpenVPN clients
  • Internet communication to clients at remote site or any convenient site with Internet connectivity without cloud service
  • Support for up to 15 Cellular/VPN routers and 15 clients on PC/tablet/cell phone
  • Secure remote accessibility to any IP device using its VPN IP address and without NAT or Port Forwarding on individual devices
  • Static or public IP address not required for client devices
  • Accessible behind firewall/router with a public IP
  • Independent client communication with one or more router
  • Applicable to both permanent and temporary remote access
  • Flexible man-machine and machine-machine applications
  • Quick realization of a remote access project
  • Simultaneous access to multiple, remote sites

Product Details

Accessing machines at remote sites over the Internet can be a challenge since firewalls block messages that originate from the Internet. Although it is possible to open up ports in the firewall by using Port Forwarding, IT professionals are reluctant to compromise the security of their network and usually decline this type of request. Without permission from the IT department, the systems integrator is left with few options. One solution to this problem is to incorporate a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, such as Contemporary Controls' RemoteVPN subscription service.

While the RemoteVPN service provides security and the convenience of remote access without the burden of maintaining the VPN server, Contemporary Controls' Skorpion EIGR Gigabit VPN router provides a Self-Hosted VPN Solution which allows network-savvy users to setup and maintain secure, remote access to multiple locations without subscription fees or cloud service dependencies. Refer to the Understanding Contemporary Controls' VPN Options Application Note for the full comparison between RemoteVPN and Self-HostedVPN.

The EIGR-V IP router can be configured to operate in OpenVPN server mode which allows the router to act as the VPN server with the ability to support Contemporary Control's wired and cellular routers as VPN clients. In addition to OpenVPN PC clients for Windows/Linux machines, OpenVPN clients are available for iOS and Android mobile devices for greater flexibility in accessing sites remotely.

Ordering Information

Model Description                          
EIGR-V Skorpion GigE IP Router with VPN 0 to 60°C $549
EIGR-VX Skorpion GigE IP Router with VPN -40 to +75°C $593