Kalki.IO Remote Device Maintenance is a secure, cloud-based service that allows you to establish secure communication tunnel with the devices or assets anywhere in the world. The secured tunnel created using Kalki.io remote access service enables you to is securely access, maintain and manage the field devices and assets 24/7 without been near to the device.

Architecture

Secure on demand connection between device and a remote workstation for device configuration and troubleshooting

KALKI.IO acquire data from devices over 100+ industrial and utility specific protocols

Role based access control on device data and configuration access


Benefits

Equipment Manufacturers
  • Improve reliability by pro-active maintenance
  • Increase asset productivity by reducing downtime
Asset Owners
  • Reduce unplanned incidents
  • Reduce estimated replacement cost
O&M service providers
  • Reduce O&M costs
  • Protect assets & equipment by taking on-time action

Solution Components

Application

Meter data pack provide secure access to field devices for better monitoring and management. Securely extending connectivity between the field device’s programming port and engineering tool over a public/private network, our secure remote access management offers configuration and administration access for field equipment and devices. It also enables data acquisition from a field device over a wide number of industry, utility, and IoT protocols.

Edge Gateway / Proxy Software

Provides an outbound connection from the industrial or utility network with Kalki.io provides a secure TLS tunnel with resources in the field resources. Kalki.io Edge (KIOE) supporting commonly used utility and industry protocols like Modbus, IEC-60870, DNP3.0, etc also can be used as a proxy for secure connecting. KIOE runs in any standard Linux OS based hardware/Virtual Machines/Containers. Validated in many commercial off the shelf hardware

KALKI.IO Device Agent

Provides a standard methodology for establishing a secure connectivity from resource constrained devices like modems or communication modules of devices to KALKI.IO

Sync Substation Gateway / OEM Module Hardware

SYNC Gateways are ruggedized hardware that can be deployed on substations or industries that have inbuild support for zero-trust access service for field devices and applications installed in substations or power utility’s T&D network.

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Kalkitech’s cloud-based remote maintenance system provides a secure remote access management service for your equipment and assets.

Kalki.io service helps the equipment manufacturers to improve reliability by pro-active maintenance and increasing the asset productivity by reducing downtime; helps asset owners to reduce the risk of network and data breaches; O&M service providers to reduce O&M costs and engineering complexity, protect assets & equipment by taking on-time action. The main differentiating factor of the Kalki.io remote device maintenance access solution is its ease of use by reducing system setup complexity and improved security by zero trust access control technology, which makes it ideal for the industries to connect field devices, software, and services.

Why Kalki.io secure remote access management?

An increase in the number of connected devices and software because of rapid improvement in sensor and connectivity technology increases the demand for secure remote control and management of these devices. Kalki.io remote device maintenance access solution makes it easy to securely organize, monitor, and remotely manage your remote assets and resources at scale. Kalki.io service provides secure connectivity between the device’s programming port and its engineering tool over a private/ public network. Over the past few years, the maintenance strategy of asset owners is changing from Reactive → Planned → Proactive → Predictive maintenance. The real-time collection of assets, health, and operational data are important to enabling this migration.

Kalkitech deploys a centralized secure remote access management system for the complete management and monitoring of devices/equipment in the asset-located fields. It is more beneficial than VPN based solution and has a device as well as user-level access control. Users can make use of this technology framework to establish secure connectivity with the distributed assets and helps users to reduce engineering time, costs, and resources.

Kalki.io platform also facilitates remote monitoring of resources such as field devices or software for effective monitoring of the health and operational data.

Advantages

Kalki.io Remote device maintenance access works directly with the field resources or using third-party edge hardware or field gateways. With an inside-out connectivity model, it provides unlimited connections as there is no dependency on the IP like traditional VPN technology. Besides improving the reliability by pro-active maintenance, this secure remote access management solution increases asset productivity by decreasing downtime. It also has UI to monitor the status on a remote PC and provides better performance on the lossy network. Kalki remote device pack streamlines operations, thereby improving the performance and maintenance efficiency of industries.

  • User experience – Centralized web-based management console equip administrators to easily monitor and configure access to a device or software service without changing infrastructure and avoid expensive appliances, ACLs, and firewall policies.
  • No Public exposure –  Unlike traditional VPN-based technology, Kalkitech provides inside-out connectivity which does not require exposed public gateways and networks to be visible on the internet which would be vulnerable to DDoS attack or malware.
  • Zero trust access control –The devices and applications do not expose the entire network to the user limiting the attack’s potential blast radius and lateral attack vulnerability.
  • Monitoring – Web-based monitoring option provides visibility for the administrator to the user sessions, audit-trail, and control active sessions if required
  • Network agnostics – Connectivity independent of the device/software/asset make/model and communication protocol
  • No IP dependency – Unlike VPN, Kalki.io remote connect service does not have a dependency with IP address at private network resources or for users at the remote location

Features

  • Adaptive communication as per underline connection link type (GPRS/ LAN/ RF)
  • Windows-compatible remote connector for easy connectivity from any remote location
  • Auto-discovery and registration of field proxy is useful for large deployments
  • TLS based end-to-end encrypted tunnel for enhanced security
  • PKI complied secured role based access control for device/software and user authentication
  • Easy browsing of devices using hierarchy based configuration
  • Public or private deployment of service available
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