To set up a VPN network, the participants must first be created.

The icom Connectivity Suite - VPN is a service of INSYS icom for the simple and secure network connection of locations, plants, control centers and mobile devices via a Virtual Private Network (VPN). [1]

The “devices” of the participants are differentiated between INSYS icom routers with icom OS, with INSYS OS and other third-party devices. These can be PCs, controls, cameras, other routers, etc. that support OpenVPN and are referred to as PC in summary in the icom Connectivity Suite - VPN.

Note This Configuration Guide only applies for third-party devices (PCs) and not for routers of INSYS icom.


You need to add a third-party device (PC) as a participant in the icom Connectivity Suite – VPN.


It is prerequisite that you have Internet access. Eit is prerequisite that you have an account for the icom Connectivity Suite. Refer to this Configuration Guide to find out how to register an account.

  1. Open the portal of the icom Connectivity Suite:

  2. Select the Devices tab.

  3. Click on Add a device and enter the following information:

    • Device type: select PC

    • Device name: enter a name that allows to distinguish the device clearly from other devices

    • Password for certificate: can be entered optionally for third-party devices for additional security; if a password is specified here, this must be entered in the OpenVPN client of the PC. [2]

    • Group: assign the device to a group that combines devices with similar functions that share common communication rules [3]

    • Licence: select the licence to be used

    • Default monitoring: check this if the availability of the device is to be monitored [4]

    • Accessible IP address: the third-party device (PC) will be accessible under this address [5]

    • Net mask: enter the netmask for the IP address [6]

  4. Click on OK to save your settings.

You have added your third-party device (PC) to the icom Connectivity Suite with this.

This Configuration Guide describes how to configure a Windows PC as third-party device for a connection to the icom Connectivity Suite and establish a connection. Proceed accordingly for other third-party devices.


  • You can verify a successful connection when the state changes to online on the Devices tab of the icom Connectivity Suite - VPN.

  • Refer to the icom Connectivity Suite manual for more information.

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1. A VPN is a communications environment in which access is controlled to permit peer connections only within a defined community of interest. It is constructed though some form of partitioning of a common underlying communications medium, where this underlying communications medium provides services to the network on a non-exclusive basis.
2. We recommend to protect the certificate with a strong password as this provides additional security especially for PCs and mobile devices.
3. Groups can be added on the Groups tab. If no groups are entered yet, only the standard group is available.
4. Refer to this Configuration Guide or the manual of the icom Connectivity Suite – VPN for more information about this functionality.
5. Must only be specified if you also want to access this third-party device from other VPN devices or if accessing this third-party device via the VPN IP address is not sufficient.
6. The Netmask determines the size of the network that is made known around the local IP address via routing. It can be entered in long form ( or CIDR format (/24). If a netmask that differs from the standard ( is entered, the DHCP server in the device will be disabled.