Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW), the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the upcoming release of the AirLinkÂ® Connection Manager (ACM) 2.0 VPN appliance for vehicle networking use cases, the company said.
Compatible with all AirLink routers and gateways, ACM 2.0 is optimized for the AirLink MG90 multi-network vehicle router to provide secure FIPS 140-2 compliant, “always-on” VPN connectivity between all in-vehicle systems connected to the router and to the enterprise.
Unlike traditional VPN solutions, which will disconnect VPN connections when roaming between mobile networks, ACM maintains VPN tunnels and connectivity across networks, ensuring mission-critical applications are uninterrupted and end users have continuous, reliable connectivity.
Purpose-built for AirLink routers and gateways, ACM 2.0 eliminates the need for fixed IP addresses, certificates or special client software on remote devices, simplifying deployments and significantly reducing the cost of ensuring data security. ACM 2.0 is also compatible with the NCP VPN Client for Windows, allowing agencies to extend the same VPN security to Windows laptops for officers and employees outside of the vehicle area network.
AirLink MG90 multi-network vehicle routers are optimized for the most demanding mission-critical wireless applications, including public safety, field services and transit. They unite the fleet with the enterprise network and enable multiple field applications to work simultaneously, further and faster from the vehicle than ever before, with dual-LTE-Advanced extensible multi-network connectivity and support for FirstNetâ¢ Band 14.
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