To increase the flexibility and efficiency of production operations, manufacturers are adopting open networking standards for their industrial automation and control systems. Among the key benefits of open-standard networks is the ability to remotely access automation systems and share plant data, applications, and resources with engineering personnel and external partners, regardless of physical location. This flexibility is becoming even more critical in today's manufacturing environment, as increasing globalization and a shrinking skilled workforce make it very challenging to share information and quickly respond to production issues. This white paper outlines the means to enable highly secure remote access to plant-based applications and data. Read the full white paper.