Carrier-grade private network securely connecting your fixed-IP SIM-based M2M assets
NetPro M2M secure VPN is Wireless Logic’s carrier-grade, secure, fast and reliable private network. It delivers a cost-effective alternative to organisations wishing to avoid major investment in their own IT architecture, leased lines and associated support costs.
Our secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service with no CAPEX
NetPro has co-located TIER 3 data centres in London (London1 & London2) to deliver secure and resilient private network capability with fully redundant interconnects. NetPro connects via dedicated hubs directly into each of our major network partners utilising APN gateways and RADIUS servers. As part of NetPro, Wireless Logic has developed ONEapn, a single point APN which is common to several networks. This is particularly relevant when multiple devices are being connected across multiple networks. The APN will remain constant throughout.
NetPro applies fixed IP (static IP) onto M2M data SIMs within mobile devices to enable secure routing from Wireless Logic’s Infrastructure to the remote user’s LAN. NetPro’s ability to deploy a fixed IP to a module enables a device to be passive in communications – a user can securely retrieve data from a machine instead of relying on it to be sent, and send two-way instructions that remain secure at every part of the data’s passage. This approach has great advantages in the M2M & IoT world from a cost and infrastructure perspective, with no CAPEX required to be part of a resilient private network.
Enabling fixed IP onto your M2M SIMs for secure two-way connectivity
NetPro is also available to users already contracted with mobile networks and that are not subscribed via Wireless Logic. In this way NetPro can be overlaid onto a customer’s current connectivity with data routing managed through the NetPro infrastructure. The process to install the private network infrastructure is pain-free and rapid in comparison to the cost and expectations of setting up a new private network and support system.
NetPro is chargeable on a per M2M data SIM subscription basis for Wireless Logic subscribers and on a license basis for users wanting to sit their SIM estate connected independently.
NetPro for M2M SIM-enabled devices -benefits at a glance
- Carrier-grade, fully redundant infrastructure across major Network Operators
- Minimal upfront costs and a fixed subscription fee per user per month thereafter
- No need to purchase leased line and related infrastructure at a cost of £5,000 to £50,000 per annum per Network Operator
- No in-house support, installation or on-going management required
- Adheres to all customers’ existing security policies and firewall, security protocols and encryption
- Scalable to an unlimited number of connected devices
- Cost-effective connectivity for trials to ensure the network and products deliver the right level of performance – implemented typically within 48hrs
- Flexibility – customers do not have to subscribe to connectivity through Wireless Logic.
Private connectivity – how NetPro works
Once APNs have been provisioned on a user’s SIM, the device is given a username and password. This activates a GPRS connection and the device is authenticated by a combination of the username, password and the MSISDN number. An IP address is assigned that will allow direct routing onto the customer’s LAN IP2IP.
Once authenticated at a network level, TCP/IP connections are established in both directions – based on the access lists or policies set on both Wireless Logic’s and the user’s Firewall across an Internet standard IPSec tunnel. A connection to the back end systems is made and application layer security can be applied if required by the customer’s Information Security Policy.
NetPro is mobile network agnostic. All of Wireless Logic’s network partners can route via the NetPro infrastructure.
Why IP VPN Remote Services?
Wireless access with over 600 operators – seamlessly
Works across 4G, 3G, GPRS and GSM
Quality of service
24×7 centralised monitoring and management, focused customer service and industry-beating Service Level Agreements
IP VPN remote services support end user connectivity from a variety of access methods, including dial, DSL, Leased Lines and MPLS
Multiple tunnelling standards
The extranet switches are flexible enough to support a variety of standards-based tunnelling protocols such as L2TP, PPTP, and Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
IPSec client included
IPSec client allows users to create an IPSec-encrypted tunnel from their laptop to the switch at the customer’s site
Centralised solution management
Enterprise service management is used to self-administer end-users 24×7 and ‘push’ policy and software updates directly to any PC
Customer-provided or Wireless Logic-hosted RADIUS, internal LDAP, token integration, and X.509 certificates all available for increased security for VPN
Various levels of encryption
Choose from DES, 3-DES, and RC-4 encryption methods for varying security requirements
With NetPro’s Access Manager easy-to-use software, manage, connect, and change access services quickly and easily as well as apply policy to end-users for increased user management and security
Remote services with collocation
Combines the features of co-location services with the VPN so you can retain control of your hosting equipment while benefiting from the network redundancy, reliability, and security that comes with Wireless Logic’s global IP network
99.79% uptime (last 7 years).
Public fixed IP
With Wireless Logic’s fixed Public IP addressing users can connect to their device from any machine anywhere – a VPN tunnel is not required. This is an ideal solution for customers who do not have a firewall; it is open to anyone to connect to if they know the IP address. In this way, security is down to the individual user or company.
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