NetFoundry for IoT

Instantly connect devices of any kind to edge, core, & cloud at scale over any Internet connection.

Boldly Go Where No Thing Has Gone Before

Networking in the Internet of Things (IoT) world has proven to be difficult. It is slow and expensive to work with telecom carriers to deploy custom hardware, circuits, and VPNs. Not to mention SD-WAN and VPN architectures weren't designed for the IoT application topology, so you're saddled with complex security problems trying to bandage together old architectures to meet the needs of a 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 of trying to scale VPN connections and hardware, especially at scale.

The Trouble With Traditional Networks

● Traditional VPN technology cannot support the scale required by most IoT deployments
● VPN establishment and management cannot be adequately automated to support IoT
● MPLS and SD-WAN solutions are incompatible with IoT
● Lack of homogeneous connectivity methods
● Extremely complex security landscape
● Lack of Zero Trust device and application segmentation capabilities

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Secure Connectivity From Silicon-To-Cloud

Ubiquitous Microsoft Azure Ecosystem Connectivity

Administrators are often saddled with managing disparate connectivity solutions from device to device, device to edge, edge to data center, and data center to cloud. The complexity and inefficiency introduced by separate solutions is not only incredibly costly and error prone, it is inherently insecure.

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Secure Data Between the IoT Edge & AWS IoT Analytics

One of the more difficult challenges in securing IoT deployments, particularly those with cloud-first architectures, is reducing exposure to Internet-originated attacks. Due to the complex and heterogeneous nature of IoT deployments, the attack surface is often broad and difficult to protect, especially when connecting to public cloud environments such as AWS.

NetFoundry enables AWS IoT Analytics customers to securely and reliably connect to AWS using any Internet connection while uniquely protecting the IoT site and devices, blocking Internet-originated attacks such as botnets and DDoS, and encrypting the data between the IoT edge and AWS edge.

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Silicon-to-Cloud Secured IIoT

One major roadblock for Industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments is that establishing secure end-to-end authentication, provisioning, policy, and networking has been difficult. Historically, administrators lacked methods to get the device, identity, application, and network collaborate for identity-secured IIoT networking.

The NetFoundry platform provides the ability to connect and protect highly distributed endpoints with automation-based Zero Trust and immutable identity from silicon via the network to the cloud. Additionally, it utilizes identity-bound AppWANs for micro-segmented connectivity and services that are natively multi-cloud.

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Agile, Reliable IIoT & Edge Connectivity With NodeWeaver

Industrial IoT solution stacks are evolving rapidly from simple sensors, to advanced systems that analyze sensor data, make AI-driven decisions, and take action in real time. Companies such as NodeWeaver are working to bring abstraction, deployment, and simple management tools to smaller edge gateway hardware and even SoC-based systems.

NodeWeaver has extended their zero-management approach to the network by enlisting NetFoundry. NodeWeaver and NetFoundry make it easy to spin up software-only, zero trust, micro-segmented networks directly from NodeWeaver cloud fabric environments over existing Internet connections without sacrificing security or speed.

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The NetFoundry Solution

NetFoundry delivers a new level of network agility to businesses embracing digital transformation and modern application practices. The NetFoundry platform unleashes IoT (Internet of things) from telco constraints, complex and cumbersome legacy VPN architectures, networking hardware, and the security problems that come from trying to tie it all together.

NetFoundry makes it possible to instantly connect IoT to edge, core, and cloud at scale over any Internet connection. Use our API integrations with leading identity and platform providers such as Micron® AuthentaTM Technology for comprehensive solutions with identity-secured and context-driven IIoT connectivity.

By harnessing the power of NetFoundry AppWANs, customers and partners can quickly establish and rapidly scale zero trust, micro-segmented, identity-driven networks for IIoT applications, with simplified heterogeneous endpoint control through isolation of access with application-level granularity.


Overlay networking is central to NetFoundry’s platform. It is a method of using software to create layers of network abstraction that can be used to run multiple separate, discrete virtualized network layers on top of a physical network. One major benefit of NetFoundry’s overlays (AppWANs) is that they are completely hardware-free and service-provider agnostic. This means that you use the same management tools, virtual network, and AppWANs to connect devices to local collectors, collectors to data aggregation points in any cloud, and data to the people who use it.

Abstraction means power and simplicity. We put total control of the network in your hands. With NetFoundry, you can rise above the infrastructure and elevate your network while simplifying and future-proofing your application deployment, security, & IoT connectivity strategies.

Secure Identity Through Trusted Partnerships

The NetFoundry platform is ideal for IoT solutions providers, integrators, IoT management software vendors, and device manufacturers. NetFoundry can be embedded in the applications and devices themselves to ensure identity in even the most stringent compliance environments. With zero-touchonboarding and silicon-derived identity, each IoT endpoint can be provisioned to automatically access network-wide services and resources based on definedpolicy with unmatched security and scalability.

NetFoundry is an associate partner in Dell’s IoT Partner Program and a founding member of EdgeX Foundry, a Linux Foundation initiative focused onbuilding a common open framework for IoT edge for the IoT edge.

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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
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    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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