NetFoundry for IoT

Instantly connect IoT to fog, core, and cloud over any Internet connection. NetFoundry seamlessly integrates with leading identity & platform providers to ensure secure, context-driven IoT networking anywhere.

To Boldly Go Where No Thing Has Gone Before

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) comprise a new frontier with enormous implications. In today's world, information is power, and IoT's potential for changing how we live and work has thrust it to the forefront. But, this comes with its own challenges for developers, enterprises, and end-users alike as they seek to create, deploy, secure, and integrate new technologies and solutions into their everyday lives.

Networking in the IoT world has proven to be difficult. It is slow and expensive to work with telecom carriers to deploy custom hardware, circuits, and VPNs. Since SD-WAN and VPN architectures weren't designed for the IoT application topology, you're saddled with complex security problems trying to bandage together old architectures to meet the needs of the new application topology.

SD-WAN is great for 'on-net' data, the data you can bookend between SD-WAN CPEs. However, it doesn't work well with your IoT data. You can't deploy custom SD-WAN CPE appliances at every IoT, data center, and cloud site. To further complicate things, SD-WAN uses legacy VPN technology to carry the data. Good enough some of the time, but not all the time. Every network administrator knows the nightmares associated with trying to scale VPN connections and hardware, especially at scale.

NetFoundry unleashes IoT from telco constraints, complex and cumbersome legacy VPN architectures, hardware, and the security problems that come from trying to tie it all together.

The NetFoundry Solution

NetFoundry makes it possible to instantly connect IoT to fog, core, and cloud at scale over any Internet connection. Use our API integrations with leading identity and platform providers to get integrated solutions with identity-secured and context-driven IoT networking. We enable context-specific, micro-segmented networking while eliminating the cost and complexity of traditional VPNs.

Harnessing the power of our platform, orchestration tools, and the context-specific nature of AppWANs, administrators and partners can easily establish software-only, zero trust, identity-driven networks with application and device specificity at scale. IoT AppWANs are secure-by-design, leveraging software defined perimeter (SDP) architectures, least privilege access, and virtual network function (VNF) architectures to secure, protect, and isolate your IoT app from attacks such as DDoS, Man-in-the-Middle, botnets, and spoofing.

Trusted Partnerships

The NetFoundry platform is perfect for IoT solutions providers, integrators, IoT management software vendors, and device manufacturers. NetFoundry can be embedded in applications and devices themselves to ensure identity in even the most stringent compliance environments. NetFoundry provides zero-touch onboarding so that each IoT endpoint can be provisioned to automatically accesses network-wide services and resources based on defined policy with infinite scalability.

We recently partnered with Micron, and, leveraging their device identity and hardware roots of trust, developed a solution with AppWANs that secure communications between connected car IoT and the cloud. Integron, a healthcare IoT leader managing over one million devices, selected NetFoundry to integrate into its healthcare IoT security strategy, ensuring the protection of personal medical data. The partnership allows Integron to embed the NetFoundry platform within their managed service solution, providing improved flexibility, configurability, and time-to-market control for IoT private networks, and IoT security for their deployments.

Partner, vendor, and device integration is central to our story. NetFoundry is a founding member of the Linux Foundation's EdgeX Foundry. Their vision is to create a common interoperability framework that enables an ecosystem of plug-and-play, 'EdgeX Certified' components.

We're Transforming Connectivity

  • By adding Microsoft Azure Stack connectivity to the Azure and Azure Virtual WAN application connectivity solutions, NetFoundry enables businesses to run their workloads across multiple Azure environments. This means businesses get software-defined, Zero Trust Azure connectivity from anywhere to anywhere.
    Vijay Tewari
    Director of Azure Stack Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp.
  • Creating an identity-secured end-to-end environment based on identity for devices and secure core transport to the edge is necessary for IoT to gain adoption. Neustar and NetFoundry together provide a highly secure, highly manageable and recoverable environment to secure communications between any and all parties.
    Hank Skorny
    Senior Vice President of IoT, Neustar
  • NetFoundry was like a light at the end of the tunnel where we found agile, cloud-native, secure networking that will make our next round of digital transformations much easier. It allows us to migrate on from on-premises to cloud in minutes and build application-specific connectivity for our external vendors within a single pane of glass.
    Praveen Sengar
    Head of IT and Business Operations, Dimension Data, Asia Pacific
  • scott raynovich netfoundry vpn replacement
    NetFoundry is taking an entirely new approach to securing and networking applications in the cloud, simultaneously solving the performance and security problems that plague traditional solutions such as VPNs.
    R. Scott Raynovich
    Founder & Principal Analyst, Futuriom
  • martin braem appwan netfoundry zero trust
    Zero trust and least privilege access in a world that is moving towards dynamic containerized services is pivotal, which is yet again where NetFoundry scores with its capability to integrate with automation frameworks via its APIs. Now we have a software-based solution which was purpose-built for IoT networking needs.
    Martin Braem
    COO, Klarrio
  • Reshmi Yandapalli microsoft appwan netfoundry azure virtual wan zero trust
    We’re pleased that customers looking to simplify branch connectivity and extend application workloads on Microsoft Azure now have access to seamless integration between Azure Virtual WAN and NetFoundry AppWANs, providing optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure.
    Reshmi Yandapalli
    Principal Program Manager - Azure Networking, Microsoft
  • Carlo Daffara appwan netfoundry zero trust
    NetFoundry complements perfectly our vision of scalable, self-managing computing at the edge by turning the edge into a universal ether – an unlimited and transparent network fabric allowing for the creation of a single, unified computing and network layer, that goes from the smallest IoT nodes up to data center and cloud infrastructure.
    Carlo Daffara
    CEO, NodeWeaver
  • Tim Sherwood netfoundry appwan zero trust
    The powerful combination of Tata Communications MOVE™ and NetFoundry brings managed edge-to-cloud connectivity for distributed IIoT solutions that combines the security, visibility and control of private networks with the economies of scale of the public Internet.
    Tim Sherwood
    VP of Business Development, Mobility and IoT, Tata Communications
  • Phillip Marangella netfoundry appwan zero trust
    By deploying NetFoundry’s platform throughout EdgeConneX’s global Edge Data Centers, we are helping bring a better cloud locally to enterprises.
    Phillip Marangella
    Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX
  • Kerwin Malabanan netfoundry appwan zero trust
    NetFoundry does not just provide companies with an alternative to costly VPNs, it also provides them with faster, more agile, and more secure connectivity.
    Kerwin Malabanan
    Managing Director, Fasttrack
  • Mark Fox netevents zonic netfoundry appwan zero trust
    NetFoundry’s approach to solving a set of problems in a practical way — over the top of the world’s existing networks — with an on-demand, intent based network, secure, instant SDN gave it the edge over the other finalists: Cloudera, GE (General Electric), and Zebra Technologies to win the 2017 NetEvents Innovation Award.
    Mark Fox
    CEO, NetEvents International
  • Kittipan Sri-bua-iam proen netfoundry appwan zero trust velocloud
    Security, performance, and value are of enormous importance to the businesses we serve, and our work with NetFoundry has demonstrated improved performance to Office 365, which is critical for our customers.
    Kittipan Sri-bua-iam
    CEO, Proen Internet
  • Bryan Lubel integron netfoundry appwan zero trust iot
    We are seeing increased demand from our customers for greater security, control, & flexibility for their IoT private networks. Our partnership with NetFoundry allows us to satisfy those requirements.
    Bryan Lubel
    President, Integron
  • PliantCloud Alliance Technology Group netfoundry appwan zero trust fintech
    NetFoundry extends the WAN all the way to the application endpoint without CPE or private network requirements. We integrated NetFoundry’s AppWANs into the networking solutions we sell to financial institutions to enable them to meet their strict regulatory and security requirements.
    Chris Williams
    Vice President at PliantCloud, a Division of Alliance Technology Group
  • Aaron Spradlin cleverdome netfoundry appwan zero trust sdp fintech
    We have created a community based platform to protect confidential client information in the cloud leveraging NetFoundry’s platform to revolutionize the way these firms connect with each other, the cloud, and their clients efficiently, quickly, and securely.
    Aaron Spradlin
    Founder and CEO, cleverDome, Inc.

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