Optus Enterprise Picks Akamai to launch IoTFlex platform

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Optus Enterprise has launched Optus IoTFlex platform, a secure access service for cellular IoT applications and solutions, created in partnership with cyber security leader Akamai Technologies.

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.

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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.