Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s most trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences, today announces the launch of the Optus IoTFlex platform, a secure access service for cellular IoT applications and solutions, created in partnership with Optus Enterprise.
IOTFlex contains a comprehensive list of security features designed to enable enterprise users to manage their Internet of Things (IOT) applications and devices on a self-service platform to improve efficiency, reduce time to market and operational costs.
It allows enterprises to rapidly deploy a private network and accelerate their IoT deployment to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing IoT landscape.
Optus IoTFlex builds on the strength of the Optus network and Akamai’s Intelligent Edge platform to provide secure Internet and VPN services for enterprise customers across multiple industries.
Deon Liebenberg, Vice President Product Innovation at Optus Enterprise said "Seamless connectivity is critical for organisations deploying IoT projects, and with the proliferation of IoT and 5G devices now available, security is paramount for enterprises. Optus IoTFlex provides enterprises visibility and control when managing their IoT devices, applications and data, and ensures their security on the Optus network by working to eliminate exposure to cyberattacks on the public internet."
As more IoT devices connect via the Optus NB-IOT, 4G & 5G network, Optus IoTFlex allows organisations to capture the evolution of 5G and Industry 4.0 in their digital transformations.
IOTFlex has many applications from healthcare devices, banking and finance, connected transport to smart cities and emerging business in remote operations technology and smart metering.
The partnership employs Akamai Security and Personalisation Services (SPS) Secure IOT suite and real time intelligence to keep IoT deployments safe and secure.
"Businesses must be able to adopt innovative technologies like IoT for competitive advantage without compromising an organisation’s security posture. Optus IoTFlex reinforces Optus and Akamai’s joint commitment to delivering world-class protection for Australian businesses as cyberthreats continue to evolve," said Vijay Kolli, Regional Vice President, Enterprise APJ, Akamai Technologies.
About Optus Enterprise
Optus Enterprise is the leading regional provider of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions to a broad range of industries including Financial Services, Government, Retail, Health, Energy and Education. As an ICT partner of choice, Optus Enterprise offers all the capabilities required to fast track digital transformation in a rapidly evolving landscape, including IoT; mobile, voice and data infrastructure; managed services; cloud; cyber security; IT services and professional consulting. Optus Enterprise focuses on building Australian innovation capital through significant investments focused on fundamental technologies such as 5G, cyber security, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Software-Defined Networks.
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