Victoria, BC, Canada – In 2016 Reliable Controls released RC-RemoteAccess®, a first-of-its-kind BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) software solution to harden BACnet building automation networks and protect them from malicious actors. Not only did it protect systems from threats, but also it was effortless to use and implement. Now, with the release of software version 3.6.1, RC-RemoteAccess acts as a BACnet Secure Connect (B/SC) hub in addition to providing B/VPN support. B/SC expands the BACnet protocol with an interoperable encryption standard for building automation software and devices, providing a means to securely transmit data across disparate B/SC-capable systems.
Building on the Reliable Controls tradition of simple, flexible, sustainable products, the team behind RC-RemoteAccess focused on creating a straightforward solution to managing the increased complexity of certificate management and remote access that comes with B/SC.
“The addition of B/SC to RC-RemoteAccess brings an excellent product to a new level,” says product owner Steve Chester. “The ability to combine both B/VPN and B/SC clients into a single BACnet Secure Network allows for easy expansion of a system and simple integration with new products. RC-RemoteAccess uses a granular approach to accessing a BACnet Secure Network by providing a means to grant or revoke access individually to a B/SC client, streamlining management of these connections.”
Additional features of RC-RemoteAccess 3.6.1 include an updated user interface and integration with the Windows certificate store, making it easier for users to secure their network without exposing sensitive information.
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