Security is an ever-growing concern when it comes to mobility and IoT products. A growth in IoT adoption means a whole new set of challenges for security professionals. People are becoming progressively aware of IoT security risks, and the ever-increasing security standards and expectations around industry standards and the minimum acceptable level of security. High profile incidents that have occurred have showed businesses that ensuring the safety of your network is no longer a luxury, but a necessity on today’s market.
It is important for developers and IT teams to consider the security of their data at every point of their business journey. At a hardware level, you may build security to allow you to trust that your device is really your device as well as allowing for secure key and storage for encryption and decryption algorithms, as the business requires.
Selecting the right protocols to transmit your data between public and private internet can be an additional layer of security to consider.
Private APN (access Point Name) vs Public APN
Data transmitted by a public APN starts its journey through managed infrastructure owned by the network operator, and eventually it makes its way to an internet-connected server. By adding a Private APN you can rout your data from your SIMs through a private APN and then onward to you via a virtual private network. You’ll also have the option to configure Fixed IP addresses for each SIM, allowing you enhanced security controls to whitelist your devices.
Have you considered the security your data and device will require from the end user?
Have you considered using private APN’s or Fixed IP addresses?
Is your service provider a specialist IoT provider or a traditional operator?
When making a decision on your IoT provider , make sure that your technology is made up of the right technology and network solution for your needs. Your device and network need to work together seamlessly. Surround yourself with experts, by selecting the right partners.
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