EMnify Brings Cloud-Native IoT Connectivity to 20 AWS Regions, Simplifying Secure Cellular Device Communication
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Berlin-based IoT communication platform providerEMnifytoday announces the launch of its Cloud Connect service in 20 AWSRegions worldwide.
Enterprises building IoT applicationson AWScanestablish asecure private network with their devicesusing theAWSManagementConsole,EMnifyplatform andEMnify SIM.
BERLIN, March 29,2021 –A leading cloud communication platform provider for IoT, EMnify, today announces the launch of its Cloud Connect service in 20 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Regions worldwide. As an AWSPartner in the AWS Partner Network with AWS IoT Competency,EMnifyintegrates edge devices into the cloud, so enterprises can operate and secure any number of devices.
Using AWS Transit Gateway, EMnify Cloud Connectestablishes anintra-cloudconnection between IoT devices and applicationand services running on AWS, allowing two-waydevice communicationto take place without being exposed to the public Internet.
With this launch,EMnify simplifiessecure private networking of cellular-connected devices for AWS users worldwide, addressing two common challenges faced in IoT today:
Security: Transmitting data using the public Internet exposes devices to serious threats, especially when end-to-end encryption is missing.
Remote access: Due to carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT), devices are not reachable from the application, making remote access and on-demand data transfer to the device challenging.
The Cloud Connect setup only takes a few minutes using the AWS Management Console and extends the AWS virtual private cloud (VPC) transparently with a virtual private mobile network spanning over radio networks globally. Using onlyprivate IP addresses, device data isthen encryptedand transmittedfrom the mobile network over the AWS Global Backboneto the respectiveenterpriseAmazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) region.
Martin Giess, CTO and Founder, EMnify comments: “As a security-first provider, we know security needs to be transparent, simple and automated. The availability of Cloud Connect in all AWS regions is a major step forward in our vision for a secure access service edge architecture (SASE) for IoT.”
Darragh O’Flanagan, Senior Partner Solutions Architect ISV EMEA, AWS comments: “The AWS Transit Gateway is a managed service for connecting off-cloud and on cloud resources. Utilizing AWS transit gateway with EMnify Cloud Connect also for IoT devices makes it much easier for developers to establish a reliable private network with their VPC compared to traditional approaches.”
ev.energy, an EMnify customer, provides a smarter, cheaper and greener charging solution for electric vehicleowners to optimize charge schedules based on their energy tariffs and the energy grid capacity. ev.energy uses the EMnify IoT SIMs and platform to securely connect EV chargers of multiple vendors to their application on AWS.
Chris Darby, CTO of ev.energy explains:“EMnify is a great partner because we can connect chargersno matter where they are in the world. The platform is much easier to integrate using Cloud Connect via AWS Transit Gateway – so we can securely send commands to the charging units. We’ve tried other options before, like redundant IPsec tunnels with BGP, but this presents a whole raft of other challenges and complexity. EMnify provides us with a seamless solution, that ensures security for our customers.”
Enterprises who want to test the Cloud Connect service can sign upon emnify.com and get a free evaluation kit including three EMnify SIM cards.
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About EMnify EMnify is the leading cloud communication platform provider for IoT that enables businesses with high growth IoT products to scale across networks worldwide with a single API. EMnify is solely dedicated to IoT – unlike traditional CPaaS vendors. Its disruptive solution and customer-centric approach are made possible by a team of international experts that support thousands of companies in more than 70 countries.
Founded in 2014 by forward-thinking telecommunications experts Frank Stöcker, Martin Giess and Alexander Schebler, EMnify revolutionized the industry through its cloud-native service, enabling secure IoT connectivity globally – addressing one of the main issues regarding the IoT sector. To learn more about EMnify, please visit www.emnify.com
About ev.energy ev.energy’s mission is simple: to make ev ownership easier, greener, cheaper and smarter for the end user. Through award-winning software, ev.energy’s technology automatically manages vehicle charging that optimizes for greener and cheaper rates, all while allowing the user to earn rewards for their smart charging. Operating in Europe, US and Australia, ev.energy offers a freely downloadable app that integrates with a growing list of popular home chargers, Tesla, Volkswagen vehicles and other vehicles such as Jaguar, currently in beta testing.For more information on ev.energy and its services, please visit ev.energy.