X-secure concept

The plug&secure IIoT security concept
with smartcard technology


The plug&secure IIoT security concept

Always stay on the side of security:
with the X-secure concept

The X-secure concept is designed to give everyone involved in each phase of a project a feeling of absolute security.

Security Analysis
Identification of the basic requirements

  • Security analysis with the customer for the purpose of correctly assessing the ACTUAL situation and formulating the TARGET situation
  • Analysis and determination of the final number of machines/systems
  • Definition of the applications and services required
  • Evaluation of the appropriate firewall for the security level required

Security Workshops
Definition of the pre-configuration parameters

  • Technical workshop with management, IT and Sales & Service (either with us, on site with you or online)
  • Development of an interdepartmental overall solution

Security Configuration
Creation of customised configurations

  • Initial establishment of your portal in Big-LinX® in accordance with customer specifications
  • Configuration of individual IRFs before delivery with customised parameters

Security Roll‑Out
Implementation at the customer’s premises

  • Handover of the turnkey platform to users with all required settings
  • User training for technicians and administrators
  • Easy commissioning via plug&play with customised configuration in the factory

Security Promise
Guarantee of functionality

  • Provision of security updates for the connected industrial firewalls and routers in the IRF series
  • Continuous development of the solution in accordance with the state of the art
  • Further development of the solution on the basis of customer feedback and experience

IIoT Security, Remote Services & Industrial Firewalls
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Different ways to your optimal IIoT solution

Our experienced IIoT experts are also available to answer individual questions during the live appointment.
Our experts advise you on the selection of the right hardware and support you throughout the entire test phase.

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The right application for any requirements.

With the Big‑LinX® IIoT platform, manufacturers and operators of machines and systems as well as Industry 4.0 service providers have a powerful modular application system at their disposal for various IIoT requirements.

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One Click

Speed up access to your machine


Dashboards &
Dashboard Designer

Create dashboards for entire series of machines



Plan and carry out firmware updates

Virtuelle Maschinen


Create software templates for machines

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Innovative services for a secure IIoT.

The Big‑LinX® IIoT platform has some innovative services that facilitate simple and secure remote maintenance, connection to decentralised systems and device management.
WWH - world wide heartbeat
Open, smartcard-protected ADS-TEC communication protocol which sends data securely to the Big‑LinX® server without a VPN tunnel and stores it in the database
china connection
China Connection
Secure access to machines in China by means of tried-and-tested, stable access without restrictions
High-security smartcard
High security SIM card for physical encryption and signing of communication channels and data
Secure VPN
Smartcard-protected VPN connection including encrypted communication with the machine
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Leading manufacturers and operators of machines and systems opt for Big‑LinX®.
And their success shows that they made the right decision.

"Implementing Big‑LinX® into the terminal makes it possible for us to support our customers and partners fully, easily, reliably and as fast as possible. ADS-TEC is the ideal partner for us, as it has always adapted to our requirements flexibly ever since we began working together"
Thomas Mertes Thomas Mertes, Executive Partner, toolbox GmbH
„Thanks to Big‑LinX® and the ADS-TEC firewall, we are able to grant the remote capability of our producer plants for solid wood processing machines, independent of the operating system. Even with outdated operating systems it is possible to provide remote service by our experts without material risks for the customer network. This as well will contribute to further reduce downtimes for our customers in the future. With the Big-LinX portal we currently manage more than 1,800 plants and machines worldwide. The user control enables us to also provide decentralised service locations with access to plants/machines that are relevant. With ADS-TEC we have found a reliable, secure partner who gives us the chance to grant LifeTime Services. This is one of many building blocks on our way to a continuous digitalisation of the service experience for our customers and installed base.“
Andreas Doikas Andreas Doikas, LifeTime Services/Group / Leitung | Vicepresident, Michael Weinig AG
"Thanks to Big‑LinX® we are able to check in advance which spare parts are required for a service job."
Dirk Schmidt Dirk Schmidt, Technical Manager Software/FMS Amada GmbH
„Thanks to Big‑LinX® we can significantly accelerate the response time and the initial diagnosis on the target system. The downtimes in the event of a malfunction are considerably reduced. If the cause of the malfunction is clearly localised and it is purely a software problem, it can be sol-ved via Big‑LinX® / X‑Remote. By analysing the data via Big‑LinX® LinX of the target system the possible initial deployment of the service technician can be planned and executed in a targeted manner.“
Urs Stäheli Urs Stäheli, Director Software Engineering, HARDINGE
„Our „smart“ ALLROUNDER injection moulding machines are able to „communicate“ as they have Basic Connnectivity with an IIoT-Gateway from ADS-TEC. This enables the provision of process and production data to higher-level software tools and platforms like the ARBURG host computer system ALS or the customer portal arburgXworld. In addition, the remote access to our machines takes place via a secure and encrypted connection. By saying that Big‑LinX® contributes immensely in shortening the response times. Our customers receive a fast, efficient and secure online support from our ARBURG experts in an event of problems.“
Gerhard Würth Gerhard Würth, Bereichsleiter Technischen Abwicklung, ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
Big‑LinX® enables us to monitor our globally distributed battery modules, store their lifecycle data as a digital twin and distirubte software updates to our storage systems and charging infrastructure facilities.“
Sascha König Sascha König, Leiter Services, ads-tec Energy GmbH
“Thanks to Big‑LinX® we can make our service much more efficient.”
Testimonial Avatar Dirk Schmidt, Technical Manager Software/FMS, Amada GmbH

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