Using edge platforms to streamline and secure data delivery

June 18, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Akamai unveils solution to streamline, secure IoT connectivity
Cloud service provider Akamai Technologies (Cambridge, MA) has introduced a solution that it says leverages its edge platform to streamline and secure the delivery of data to IoT connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.

The IoT Edge Cloud , says the company, is designed to serve the needs of businesses bringing billions of endpoints online as part of the IoT connected device revolution and further boost the adoption and power of in-application messaging.

"Akamai is investing to extend its network capabilities with the goal of meeting the unique needs of the growing IoT device and application messaging markets," says Craig Adams, senior vice president and general manager, Web Performance and Security, Akamai Technologies. "Delivering massive amounts of data across the globe securely is in Akamai's DNA. We are focused on developing technology designed to scale, simplify and secure the way IoT and application data is delivered to endpoints."

IoT Edge Connect, the newest product in the Edge Cloud solution line, enables real-time messaging and reliability to millions of IoT and application endpoints. With IoT Edge Connect, both resource-constrained IoT devices and applications using MQTT for messaging can send or publish information about a given topic to a server that functions as an MQTT message broker.

With IoT Edge Connect, says the company, developers can enable low-latency interactions with millions of endpoints and process data in real-time. Users of the service can reduce network, compute, and database build out, reduce security breaches, and improve manageability, avoiding the need to develop and maintain proprietary and costly IoT and in-app messaging networks.

"Akamai believes that we are offering the next generation of messaging with scalability, operational simplicity and security, providing a turn-key solution that allows customers to focus on their core business rather than integrating and managing discrete but necessary components for messaging," says Lior Netzer, vice president and CTO, IoT, Akamai. "With the launch of IoT Edge Connect, we're harnessing the power of the Edge and bringing it to the next frontier of connected devices and applications."

Akamai Technologies

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