Network is the Foundation for All Devices and Operations in IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly expanding concept that reflects a tendency of the world to become “smarter” with automation of almost every aspect of our life from banking, retail and transportation, to industry at large. Thus, networked devices are becoming the foundation for all operations, and networks require careful maintenance and scaling with the introduction of powerful gateways, NFVs, access points and more.
Communicating systems must transform into fully communicating networks where all components can seamlessly interact with each other, with the cloud, or with external systems. Through the Internet of Things, devices can be connected to the internet, gather, receive, process and relay data; communicate with each other and end-user applications via networking technologies.
VyOS offers a wide range of network services, starting from fundamentals like DHCP server and relay, DNS forwarding, and web proxy. Quality of Service (QoS) and policy-based routing (PBR) allow ensuring optimal handling of traffic flows. VyOS supports a stateful firewall for both IPv4 and IPv6 including zone-based firewalls, as well as multiple types of NAT (one to one, one to many, many to many).
Privacy and Security
Businesses grasped mobility and always-on connectivity for workers as it became more complicated to separate company-owned and private devices located and used in and between workplaces and homes. Security experts declare that rapid growth in connected devices pose a security threat to companies’ network security.
As the number of IoT devices grows, it’s important to understand the potential security issues around these devices and to make sure those systems can be properly secured. This includes making sure that data is encrypted at all points of transfer, and that the correct access control and network tunneling methods are utilized.
VyOS is especially suited for the VPN gateway role owing to its support of a wide range of protocols: IPsec (IKEv1 and IKEv2), OpenVPN in client-server and site-to-site mode, WireGuard, and several tunneling protocols (IP-IP, GRE, L2TPv3 and VXLAN), as well as a state of art DMVPN implementation.
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VyOS is suitable as an edge gateway and a virtual router for virtual data center (VDC) networks. You can configure it to provide all kinds of network services such as DHCP, firewall, NAT, static routing, VPN and load balancing.
The edge gateway solution includes a wide variety of wired and wireless connections, including serial connections. The I/O on the intelligent device makes it easy to connect your legacy industrial systems to your new mesh networks. The gateway uses Wi-Fi, WWAN, and Ethernet to connect and communicate.
The growth in IoT data is explosive, impressive and yet unsustainable under current architectural approaches. Many IoT deployments face challenges related to latency, bandwidth, reliability, and security; which cannot be addressed in cloud-only models.
VyOS opens a lot of opportunities for IoT network: traffic control, device protection, encrypted connections over public networks, easy configuration with consistent functionality across different types of devices. Likewise, maintenance is easier due to the image-based distribution model, a unified interface and direct technical support.
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More than 500 businesses use VyOS globally.
- Edge deployment as the key component of IoT integration and engagement with connected devices
- Ability to connect devices and sensors straight to an edge ecosystem and to simplify their configuration
- Drawing power from a wide range of connection protocols
- Option to establish multi-level data security
- High availability models
- Security for IoT data by adding extra layers of defense as the gateway acts as a buffer between the network and the devices
- Bridging and M2M communications
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