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

  • “For IMS, working with NetFoundry Zero Trust enables us to best serve edge compute. We have been working to embed our IoT Edge solution with NetFoundry SDKs to enable customers to meet their edge compute goals without the hassle of deploying VPNs, firewalls, or propriety hardware.”
    Paul Edrich
    CTO, IMS
  • “The level of efficiency OSM Maritime gains from working with an innovator like NetFoundry can't be overstated. It is critical to give our org the ability to access all apps and to have this access secure is no longer optional but a must. For that reason, we have decided to work with NetFoundry.”
    Chakib Abi Saab
    CTO, OSM Maritime Group
  • “Zero trust and least privilege access in a world that is moving towards edge compute and dynamic containerized services is pivotal, which is yet again where NetFoundry scores with its capability to integrate with automation frameworks via its APIs and eliminate VPNs.”
    Martin Braem
    COO, Klarrio
  • PliantCloud Alliance Technology Group netfoundry appwan zero trust fintech
    “NetFoundry extends the WAN all the way to the application endpoint without CPE, over the Internet. 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
    VP at PliantCloud, Alliance Technology Group

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