ClearBlade and Dispersive Partner to Accelerate and Secure IoT Edge and Cloud Deployments
Companies take the Secure Access Service Edge to the next level for Industrial IoT deployments
AUSTIN, Texas; ATLANTA, Georgia, July 21, 2020 — ClearBlade, the industry-leading Industrial IoT Platform and Edge Computing software company, and Dispersive™ Networks, a provider of ultra-secure virtual networking for government and enterprise, today announced they have joined forces to bring ClearBlade’s Cloud and Edge Computing technology together with the Dispersive Virtual Network (DVN) platform, making it easier to implement and protect mission critical IoT solutions.
As Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations accelerate across industries including transportation, building management, energy, government, smart cities and many other use cases, the need to secure edge data from device to the cloud becomes even more critical. As we watch devices grow in number across corporate and government networks, they expand the attack surface. We witness news breaks on the rise of cyber attacks on digital systems, business enterprises, utilities and government agencies who are forced to address the influx of IoT devices and how those systems are secured.
Together, ClearBlade and Dispersive have developed a zero-trust and zero-touch solution that ensures edge data is protected across public Internet, LTE or other communications with Dispersive’s patented overlay solution that creates a fully private and ultra-secure virtual network. This combination drives performance and resiliency up while driving cost to deploy and manage down.
“We’re moving into a new phase in IIoT,” said Aaron Allsbrook, CTO, ClearBlade. “Trust has never been more important, and for IT professionals and end-users of IIoT applications to have confidence in their connected systems, they need to take a zero-trust posture up and down the security stack. Whether an electrical grid utility, a public transportation system, or a military facility leveraging automated systems in smart buildings, the edge data must be protected for full integrity, at the source, across the network, and in the cloud. The combination of Dispersive and ClearBlade achieves that goal while boosting performance and resiliency.”
Dispersive is a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), a model introduced by Gartner in 2019. SASE is the convergence of WAN (wide area networking) and Security into a single, cloud-delivered service model. Instead of managing network and security separately, SASE simplifies and unites these domains with integrated security, flexibility, performance and scale. Dispersive reaches beyond SASE to levels of security and performance that outperforms rivals and surpasses rigorous government and enterprise critical communications requirements.
“ClearBlade is a recognized IoT and Edge Computing leader with amazing innovation that aligns perfectly with our experience and vision for Edge and Cloud.” said Chris Swan, Chief Revenue Officer, Dispersive. “By uniting our technologies, our customers will benefit with a simpler, faster and much more secure approach to deploying and managing their IoT solutions.”
ClearBlade is the industry-leading Edge Computing software company that enables enterprises to rapidly engineer and run secure, real-time, scalable IoT applications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, ClearBlade is an award-winning, fully scalable, secure, flexible and autonomous IoT edge platform that enables companies to ingest, analyze, adapt and act on any data in real-time and at extreme scale. ClearBlade provides a consistent platform across edge, cloud and on-premise environments. For more information, please visit https://www.clearblade.com.
About Dispersive Networks
Dispersive Networks provides a radically different approach to secure virtual networking which delivers new levels of security, reliability, and performance. The company offers cloud native virtual networking that provides a foundation for innovation and digital transformation across industry verticals. Inspired by battlefield-proven wireless techniques, the Dispersive™ Virtualized Network dynamically splits session-level IP traffic at the edge device into smaller, independent and individually encrypted packet streams. It enables partners to securely connect digital businesses, products, clouds and technologies end-to-end across any kind of network infrastructure, including the public internet. Dispersive Networks’ proven technology secures and accelerates the connected world. For more information, visit http://www.dispersive.io.
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