Businesses have long become accustomed to utilizing security protocols such as firewalls and compliance engines to protect proprietary data on their computer networks. However, with the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), data now is regularly transferred across the internet from SIM-enabled devices to management platforms. Without protocols in place to protect IoT data transfers, sensitive operational information will be moved across the public and open internet, leaving it highly vulnerable to compromise from hacking, eavesdropping, or information leakage. To prevent these kinds of data compromise, IoT networks must employ security protocols that can extend their network across the internet to privately connect their devices. This type of security connection is called a virtual private network (VPN).
Getting online and connected is only the start for any Internet of Things plan. Neo’s self-serve marketplace makes it easy to purchase SIMs and the data you need for your IoT devices, but that’s not the end of the process. With Neo, you also get connectivity management via the cloud-based AerPort platform from Aeris.
You’ve got your Neo SIMs – it’s easy to active them and get started with your IoT project. There’s three essential but straightforward steps to take, and then you’ll be up and running on the Internet of Things. Here’s an overview.