Aptilo Networks and Clavister have entered into a partnership to enable Wi-Fi and IoT services at the network edge. The Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP) manages Wi-Fi services for 100+ carriers worldwide, offering advanced integration to operators’ core systems.
Clavister is a leading network security vendor delivering a full range of network security solutions for both physical and virtualized environments.
Both companies, headquartered in Sweden, recently announced support for Internet of Things (IoT) and are part of the infrastructure in Intel’s IoT Ignition Lab in Kista, located just outside Stockholm the capital of Sweden.
The rapid growth of endpoints will gradually impact today’s Internet architecture. Due to latency and bandwidth limitation applications with real-time requirements may fail as the architecture is not able to cope with the increased demands.
“Edge computing” is a way to meet the increased demands where data, applications and services are provided locally or at the network edge using SDN/NFV technologies.
The combined solution from Clavister and Aptilo ensures a good quality of experience for the end users, great possibilities for service differentiation but also integrated threat protection and secure authentication for IoT devices on a network level.
“In the era of IoT it is critical to move more intelligent policy enforcement and security to the network edge,” said Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks. “We are thrilled to work closely with Clavister, a leading Swedish security company, to showcase the future of IoT and welcome them to the family of our Wi-Fi ecosystem partners.”
“Clavister and Aptilo already have several common customers in the Wi-Fi space, including NTT-Broadband Platform in Japan,” said Jim Carlson, CEO, Clavister. “We are looking forward to continue to work with the leader in service provider Wi-Fi and continue to innovate and explore new opportunities together in IoT.”