Juxtum Releases Encrypted Data Collection Solutions for Manufacturers


Protects business and manufacturing operations with secure data collection

Cincinnati, Ohio (January 2022) – Juxtum, a Cincinnati-based software and service provider that helps manufacturers optimize their industrial assets and processes, has launched a new line of secure data collection software as part of its Juxtum Connect+Protect solution.

The new suite of software features an encrypted MTConnect® Adapter and Agent that delivers a broad range of rich, actionable data. Now, Juxtum Connect can protect the data from connected manufacturing assets using Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption. A TLS-enabled Agent is provided to read and decode the data stream from the encrypted Adapter.

Shop floor security is even more robust when utilizing the encrypted Juxtum Connect software with a Juxtum EdgeBox appliance. Outfitted with a layer3 Managed switch, this state-of-the-art hardware provides advanced cybersecurity protection. By combining Juxtum Connect solutions with Juxtum Protect features, IT and OT department leads are given the assurance to begin digitizing their factory floor with minimal risk.

“Good decisions ultimately start with good data,” said Rob Longfellow, Juxtum’s CTO. “It is imperative that manufacturers looking to implement scalable and sustainable smart manufacturing solutions prioritize choosing a data collection software that begins to realize a return on investment right away. Analytics and visualization platforms and needs can change over time, but the foundation for the connectivity architecture must be robust, reliable, flexible, and secure.”

Juxtum Connect is a complete platform for collecting data from any manufacturing asset – no matter age, brand, or function – and delivering it to the customer’s choice of systems in the data format the customer prefers, be it MTConnect, OPC UA, or other. Juxtum Protect is the company’s complete solution for helping manufacturers mitigate cyber risks and vulnerabilities throughout their smart manufacturing journey.

About Juxtum

Juxtum provides software, hardware, and service solutions that help manufacturers optimize their existing equipment and processes to gain efficiencies, lower costs, and improve quality. Juxtum solutions are designed by mechanical and software engineers with an intimate understanding of the physics of machining and the operations on a shop floor, resulting in scalable applications that deliver actionable, smart manufacturing data and analytics when and how companies want it. For more information, visit Juxtum.com.