Internet of Things
Mobile Performance Management can enable your organization’s IoT strategy by offering software-defined security, visibility, and control for your M2M and IoT devices.
Data has become even more interdependent; optimize, accelerate and secure the connections that deliver it.
Mobile Performance Management Handles the Security & Reliability Demands of IoT.
The more your business relies on IoT for its fundamental operations, the greater the need for Mobile Performance Management.
The explosive growth in mobile devices and the widespread availability of mobile data networks means that wireless connectivity and the IoT don’t just go hand-in-hand — they are one.
With Mobile Performance Management, data and analytics are harnessed to visualize real-time information across all endpoints. Network connections are optimized to ensure the fastest bandwidth and dataflows insulated from intermittent coverage gaps. IT enforceable policies created to prioritize application and data ensures critical information is always accessible. And, security requirements and compliance maintained with military-grade security.
Enhance Communication for Connected Systems:
Field-service, transit agencies and other organizations that operate vehicle fleets were among the earliest adopters of Internet-connected machine-to-machine technology. They use GPS to track vehicle location and monitor movement, using cellular data connectivity for communicating to headquarters. These installations promote more-efficient routing and greater safety, and save thousands of dollars per vehicle per year. Emerging uses take advantage of connections with the vehicle’s on-board Engine Control Unit for monitoring vehicle performance and determining the need for service.
Increasingly, automobiles are being equipped with cellular data connections for getting directions, transmitting vehicle diagnostics, and serving up Wi-Fi for use by passengers. Twenty-five percent of car buyers say connectivity is a desirable feature.
Highway signs with variable messages and airport flight status displays are familiar, while advertising displays with complex imagery typify the rich content streams demanded by some IoT applications.
At shopping centers, transit centers, airports and other public locations, kiosks provide access to information such as schedules, directions and retail offers, and require reliable connectivity. Even at a fixed location with Wi-Fi available, using cellular connections as a backup is less expensive than dispatching a technician.
Running unattended, vending machines need PCI-compliant security for accepting payment cards. The business models demand consistent, reliable connectivity so they can continue to validate payment cards and generate revenue if the primary connection goes down.
Banks are beginning to experiment with self-service tablets that they deploy within their branches, using Wi-Fi as the primary uplink and cellular service for business continuity and disaster-recovery purposes.
For tableside use in restaurants as well as at fairs and other outdoor events, mobile point-of-sale terminals integrate payment-card readers and all the functionality of a fixed-point device.
Optimization, Acceleration and Security for IoT Data:
Stay Safe & Compliant
Privacy and regulatory compliance are the biggest concerns with IoT projects among enterprises
Connected IoT devices often carry high-value transactions in real-time, over wireless networks that the organization doesn’t control
Stay Up & Running
Running unattended means no one is there to intervene if the hardware, applications or the connection fails