Security is an integral part of Skkynet’s software and services design.
Using the DHTP protocol, the DataHub and ETK make outbound-only connections to SkkyHub. This keeps all inbound firewall ports closed and requires no VPNs—and yet still allows for real-time bidirectional data flow.
No exposure of the plant network
Using no VPNs means no extension of the plant’s security network. DHTP can work seamlessly within network proxies, data proxies and DMZ servers.
No disruptions from the IT network
Read-only options and non-intrusive connectivity ensure that the plant remains secure and functional, even if remote data access is degraded or a remote location is compromised.
No attacks from the Internet
All connections are outbound, so no inbound firewall ports are opened. Zero attack surface means zero attacks.
No remote access beyond the required data
The plant decides which data to make available remotely.
No high cost
By reducing these security hurdles, Skkynet reduces security costs.