How a Private APN helps combat Enterprise M2M security risks


Enterprise M2M Security Guidance for Deployment of Private APN

Enterprises are connecting more and more machine-to-machine (M2M) enabled devices, it only takes one determined hacker to create a whole lot of trouble.

With increasing use of connected devices creates the potential for M2M security lapses. So what measures can be put in place to combat Enterprise M2M security risks?

What steps can be taken to ensure Enterprise M2M capabilities are secure?

1. Select quality M2M vendors with an excellent track record of providing security.
2. Use an intermediary that blocks direct access to the connected devices, so nothing can talk directly to your M2M devices.
3. Connecting your M2M devices with your own Private APN. 

End User Devices Security Guidance: Enterprise considerations published by GOV.UK

The recommendation from GOV.UK is for Enterprises to consider deploying their own private APN for end user device security. You can now purchase a custom private APN from JT M2M, with a fixed IPsec connection using a VPN connection from our network and your enterprise network.

JT M2M SIMs are exclusively provisioned to use of your custom Private APN use with mobile data connectivity. Devices using the custom Private APN then have enhanced security.

Custom Private APN

JT M2M Custom Private APN enables M2M and IoT Applications to access the internet from anywhere via a mobile connection. Having a unique custom built APN name ensures your devices are always connected with a more secure connection, along with greater monitoring of and controlling access to your VPN Data Network connections.

Unique custom built APN name
Global connectivity with over 600+ direct roaming agreements
Option configurations such as Open Internet Access or Network Level Firewall
Itemised billing reports
Data budget notifications with Watchdog email alerts
Unlimited users

Once a custom Private APN has been setup, you can access the internet through our GSM network using your unique APN name. JT M2M SIM cards supplied will need to be provisioned for your unique APN, which will ensure M2M devices connect securely critically via your own segmented private network.

SOURCE: Gov.uk  and M2M Security

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