Switzerland – September 5, 2023 – Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom operator, has joined forces with Enea to introduce a cost-effective and secure Internet of Things (IoT) deployment platform. This platform is designed to cater to enterprises with a limited number of devices, allowing them to launch their IoT solutions via a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Swisscom will streamline its approach by utilizing a single Access Point Name (APN) for all enterprise clients, while efficiently managing traffic over one or multiple VPNs. Additionally, IoT customers will have the capability to establish VPNs for transmitting data to their partners, much like a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN).
Swisscom is on the verge of unveiling an innovative solution built upon the acclaimed Enea Aptilo Connectivity Control Service (IoT CCS). This service will democratize IoT connectivity, making it accessible and cost-effective even for enterprises with relatively modest device counts, all while ensuring a reliable VPN connection. Furthermore, the platform will empower enterprises to direct selected traffic directly to the internet, safeguarded by FortiGate, the advanced Firewall solution from Fortinet.
As enterprises increasingly turn to mobile connectivity for their Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the need for standardized and secure mobile systems has grown substantially. However, the IoT landscape presents a unique challenge. IoT applications often fall into one of two categories: basic solutions that require SIM management and connectivity control, or highly advanced, custom-tailored deployments tailored to individual customer needs. This leaves a significant portion of enterprises in a challenging middle ground, where they require value-added security features such as firewall protection and dedicated VPN connections, all at a reasonable cost.
Swisscom’s collaboration with Enea addresses this crucial market segment, ensuring that businesses with modest IoT requirements can access a secure, scalable, and cost-effective solution. By leveraging the Enea Aptilo Connectivity Control Service (IoT CCS) and integrating FortiGate’s firewall protection, Swisscom is set to provide a comprehensive and flexible IoT deployment platform that meets the diverse needs of enterprises in Switzerland and beyond.
This partnership not only underscores Swisscom’s commitment to IoT innovation but also highlights the growing importance of secure and accessible IoT solutions for businesses of all sizes. As the IoT ecosystem continues to evolve, initiatives like this are poised to drive the adoption of IoT technologies across various industries, enabling more enterprises to benefit from the advantages of connected devices and data-driven insights.