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

  • “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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