Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Overview

1. Concept
2. Costs
3. Utilisation
4. Geografical Coverage
5. 1. Step: Registering for ENX
6. 2. Step: Getting connected to ENX
7. 3. Step: Using ENX
8. How to connect with major ENX users?
9. ENX Interconnection with ANX
10. Secure E-Mail via ENX
11. OFTP via ENX
12. Relying on ENX: Network Security and Quality
13. Understanding the ENX terminology: Vocabulary and Definitions
14. How to become an ENX "Certified Service Provider (CSP)"?
 

1. Concept

1.1. What is ENX?
1.2. What is the objective of ENX?
1.3. Who can use ENX?
1.4. Who provides ENX accesses?

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2. Costs

2.1. What is the cost for registration?
2.2. What are the costs for an "ENX access"?
2.3. Why is ENX cost-efficient?
2.4. Can ENX compete with evolving offers based on public internet?
2.5. Where do I get quotes for an ENX access?
2.6. Where do I get a break even analyses to serve as a comparison with currently implemented solutions?
2.7. Is an ENX access volume based or do you offer a flat rate?

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3. Utilisation

3.1. How many companies use the ENX network?
3.2. Who is using the ENX network?
3.3. Can ENX be used for intra company connections?
3.4. How do I find additional communcations partners?
3.5. Is ENX open to industries outside the automotive sector?
3.6. In which sectors is ENX already used?
3.7. Am I able to use OFTP1, OFTP2 and/or AS2 on the ENX network?
3.8. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

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4. Geografical Coverage

4.1. In which countries are ENX services offered?
4.2. Is ENX limited to connections within Europe?
4.3. What about the ANX in North America?
4.4. What about the JNX in Japan?
4.5. Is there an interconnection with ANX?
4.7. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

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5. 1. Step: Registering for ENX

5.1. What are the main steps to get connected to the ENX network?
5.2. Why do I have to register for the ENX network?
5.3. Where do I have to register for the ENX network?
5.4. What are the prerequisites for the registration?
5.5. What happens to my data provided during the "ENX registration"?
5.6. Why do I have to name a first communication partner in order to get connected?
5.7. Is it possible to get connected without naming a first communication partner?
5.8. Do I have to register every single physical location?
5.9. Do I need a new "ENX registration number" for every connection?
5.10. Can I use ENX without an "ENX registration number"?
5.11. What is the "ENX registration number"?
5.12. What is the "ENX solution number"?
5.13. Do I still need the "VDA-Registrierungsnummer"?
5.14. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

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6. 2. Step: Getting connected to ENX

6.1. Where can I find more information about the "certified service providers (CSPs)"?
6.2. How do the individual offers of the "certified service providers (CSPs)" differ?
6.3. How do I choose a "certified service provider (CSP)"?
6.4. Which bandwidths are offered?
6.5. Which bandwidth do I need?
6.6. How long will it take to get connected?
6.7. What are the technical requirements to get connected to the ENX network?
6.8. Does the certified service provider install a "physical" ENX access?
6.9. Can I access ENX from my company's Internet access?
6.10. Can I use existing MPLS accesses to run an ENX access?
6.11. Who can help me configure my ENX network equipment?
6.12. How do I establish an individual connection?
6.13. Do I have to re-configure the IPSec box every time I want to communicate with another ENX user?
6.14. How can I customize the ENX connection to the specific needs of my company?
6.15. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

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7. 3. Step: Using ENX

7.1. Which applications are technically supported by the ENX network?
7.2. Which applications do OEMs and suppliers run using ENX?
7.3. What is the expected bandwidth requirement for the application XYZ?
7.4. Does the ENX network support VoIP?
7.5. How do I establish a tunnel?
7.6. Does the ENX network replace current EDI?
7.7. Does ENX replace OFTP?
7.8. Who can I contact on the manufacturer's side to establish an ENX connection?
7.10. Who can inform me about the ENX products of the certified ENX service providers?

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8. How to connect with major ENX users?

8.1. How do I get connected to BMW?
8.2. How do I get connected to Daimler?
8.3. How do I get connected to Renault or PSA?

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9. ENX Interconnection with ANX

9.1. What is the benefit of the ENX-ANX interconnect?
9.2. How does the ENX-ANX interconnection work?
9.3. Is there any cost for a connection across the interconnect?
9.4. Why has ANX chosen become an ENX Certified Service Provider?
9.5. Which companies can I connect to using the joint network?
9.6. How long does it take to establish a connection?
9.7. My company has both ENX and ANX accesses. Should I now try to consolidate these into one?
9.8. Who shall I contact if I need to establish a connection?
9.9. When can I start using the ENX-ANX interconnect?

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10. Secure E-Mail via ENX

10.1. Why ENX for E-Mail?
10.2. What are the advantages of ENX and other VPNs in regard of secure E-Mail?
10.3. What are the advantages of ENX compared to other VPNs?
10.4. How does it work?
10.5. What do I need to take into account regarding this "Domain Routing"?
10.6. Why not TLS (SSL) over Internet?
10.7. Does ENX provide against E-Mail viruses, worms and other threats?

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11. OFTP via ENX

11.1. What is OFTP?
11.2. What is the difference between ENX and OFTP?
11.3. What is the difference between OFTP over ENX and OFTP2 over the public Internet?

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12. Relying on ENX: Network Security and Quality

12.1. What level of security does ENX provide?
12.2. How does ENX provide network security?
12.3. Does the ENX network provide any application security?
12.4. What is an "ENX tunnel" or "ENX connection"?
12.5. Do I still need a network firewall if I use ENX?
12.6. How does ENX prevent DoS attacks?
12.7. What is "IPSec"?
12.8. What is a "CA"?
12.9. What is a "Certificate"?
12.10. What is a "PKI"?
12.11. What is "Traffic Separation"?
12.12. How can I get in touch with ENX experts for this FAQ chapter?

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13. Understanding the ENX terminology: Vocabulary and Definitions

13.1. What is the "ENX Association"?
13.2. What is the "ENX-Registration"?
13.3. What is the "Certification"?
13.4. What is a "Certified Service Provider (CSP)"?
13.5. Which service providers are currently certified?
13.6. What is meant by the term "multi-provider" in reference to the ENX network?
13.7. Which ENX business centers exist?
13.8. Who is the "VDA"?
13.9. Who is "ANFAC"?
13.9. Who is "GALIA"?
13.11. What is an "ENX business center (BC)"?

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14. How to become an ENX "Certified Service Provider (CSP)"?

14.1. How does a telecommunications service provider become an "ENX Certified Service Provider (CSP)"?

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