ComBrio Announces VSI Automation and Control


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New Release of ComBrio’s Solution for Remote Industrial Automation
Network Access and Security

Westborough, MA – April 8, 2008 – ComBrio, Inc., providers of Remote Product Services (RPS) software for mission critical remote datacenter management, today announced the expansion of its Virtual Service Infrastructure (VSI) product suite to address the needs of enterprises in the automation and process industries for secure and controlled remote access of their automation and process-control network environment.

VSI Automation and Control is the first complete RPS suite that provides plant managers and automation engineers a cost efficient and secure solution for remote monitoring and management of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) elements and applications such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and Master Control Units (MCO). It is the only purposely built RPS solution that addresses the end-to-end needs of plant managers by providing them with a homogeneous platform to address both internal access controls, along with third party vendor services into automation network environments.

Through the use of VSI Automation and Control, manufacturing, production, power and fabrication organizations can increase availability and productivity of their process-oriented and discrete control systems. The VSI solution allows remotely located support and service personnel with the ability to gain secure, controlled and accountable access to SCADA devices located behind the operations network firewalls.
According to Dave Boulos, VP of product Management, Combrio, “There have been many advances in embedded management of today’s automation/process control equipment. This coupled with the adoption of Industrial Ethernet as the standard for SCADA inter-device and inter-vendor communications, has opened up the opportunity for plant managers to improve productivity and increase uptime by leveraging a centrally located or distributed resource pool to monitor and service plant network segments remotely. However, manual process and the complexity of managing remote connectivity have impacted the adoption of IP-based remote automation network management, VSI Automation and Control solves this problem.”

VSI Automation and Control provides users all the components required to remotely monitor and manage SCADA devices without the need for VPNs, dial-up lines or specialized De- Militarized Zones (DMZs) to protect the automation and process control networks from corporate and external security risks.
Additionally, VSI Automation and Control enables plant managers to take advantage of third party remote services offerings, or leverage additional product expertise if required to assist in troubleshooting or preventative maintenance, while still meeting the companies security and compliance requirements.
About ComBrio, Inc. ComBrio is a provider of virtual IP infrastructure used to monitor and manage remote devices. Targeted at Remote Product Services (RPS) providers and their enterprise customers, ComBrio’s Virtual Service Infrastructure (VSI) increases security and regulatory compliance, improves service response times and reduces network costs. VSI is the first unified RPS solution that comprehensively provides the delivery capabilities required by service providers and the control capabilities that is vital to enterprises. ComBrio’s VSI spans a multitude of industries and monitor device types while fully leveraging the existing investments in best-of-breed monitoring tools. Founded in 2002 by industry veterans and backed by seasoned investors, the company is headquartered in Westborough, MA.

Contact Info:
Dave Boulos Elyse Familant
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing Principal
ComBrio, Inc. Results Public Relation
508.616.6241 978.725.3637
[email protected] [email protected]

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