Ardexa Remote is a tool that allows a user of Ardexa to gain access to TCP services at the remote plant, where the Ardexa edge device controls these connections. This functionality is similar to having a VPN connection to the plant. Unlike these VPN connections however, the Ardexa user can control (via the cloud) who can execute a remote connection, and be assured that all successful and failed connection attempts are recorded in the immutable Ardexa audit trail. An Ardexa Remote client is required to be installed on the local desktop from which access is required. This client is available as Windows, Mac and Linux packages.