IoT Device Management with Pulse IoT Center

VMware Pulse IoT Center is a secure, enterprise-grade IoT device management and monitoring solution. Onboard, manage, monitor and secure IoT use cases from the edge to the cloud, bridge the gap between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) organizations and simplify IoT device management with Pulse IoT Center.

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VMware Pulse IoT Center

Onboard, manage, monitor and secure IoT devices from the edge all the way to the cloud with Pulse IoT Center.

Pulse IoT Center v1.1 is Here

Check out the new features and get the most up-to-date list of certified gateways.

Benefits of IoT Device Management with Pulse

Broader Management

Reduce IoT complexity by managing various heterogeneous IoT environments as easily as one.

Better Protection

Provide peace of mind by securing your IoT infrastructure across things, edge, network and applications.

Faster Innovation

Accelerate ROI with a standardized method to onboard IoT devices and make it easy to scale as needs change.

Pulse IoT Center Features

IoT Device Management

Support scores of things and gateways with different hardware, operating systems and communication protocols in a single IoT platform.

Single Point Console

Provide a single point of monitoring and management for the IoT infrastructure—composed of edge systems and connected devices—for both IT and OT users.

Infrastructure Analytics

Correlate telemetrics and operational data to historic data, and to information from other devices, to gain insights into IoT infrastructure performance.

Scalability from POC to Production

Easily add or remove large volumes of connected things from your network based on your changing business needs.

Enterprise Integrations

Take advantage of quick and easy integration with existing server-side monitoring and alerting capability through REST APIs, along with flexible client-side integration through Python-based SDK.

Built-in Security Features 

Secure Onboarding

For secure onboarding tasks, including asset discovery, profiling and tracking, each gateway is enrolled using a unique username/password. A preassigned passphrase is used to decrypt enrollment staging packages.

Threat Containment

Pulse IoT Center allows you to wipe all enterprise data from devices if they are compromised. In future releases, Pulse will provide the ability to quarantine a gateway/IoT device for further investigation without impacting operations.

Automated Monitoring, Detection and Response

IoT apps, firmware or software patches/updates are delivered securely through Pulse IoT Center. Devices and edge gateways get over-the-air updates on secure channels.

Authentication and Authorization

Each gateway uses authorized Access Control Lists for ongoing communicating with the server to reduce spoofing. Device sessions use an HMAC-based authentication token for continued communication with the server.

Network Security

Pulse IoT Center provides active, real-time threat detection in partnership with third-party solutions. Future versions will incorporate micro-segmentation support with VMware NSX integration.

What Can Pulse IoT Center Do For You?

Asset Tracking and Management

As more smart things and gateways connect to your networks, you can track their location, ensure safety and easily provision and configure them with Pulse IoT device management..

Over-the-Air Software and Security Updates

The software lifecycle on all IoT devices needs to be continuously maintained, especially from a security perspective. With Pulse IoT Center, you can apply security patches to various components, add new functions/features or add new software or apps to gateways, all over the air.

Monitoring IoT Infrastructure Health

Most IoT devices—such as sensors in oil wells, on facility ceilings, inside machines, on cranes or in jet engines—are located in remote, unmanned areas. Pulse IoT Center provides real-time monitoring and alerts so you can continuously track the health of your IoT infrastructure.

Operational Analytics

Gain visibility into IoT infrastructure performance by extracting operational data (like CPU utilization and battery life) and correlating it with historic data, as well as information from other devices, to help you identify anomalies.

News and Highlights

Moving Intelligence to the Edge

Learn how IoT solutions improve operational efficiency, scalability and mitigate risks.

Hyperconvergence at the Edge

Save time and money by moving your data center to the edge.

How to Plan for IoT Success

Learn how to plan, deploy and manage IoT use cases for quantifiable results.

LIOTA: The Smart Little Agent for Big IoT

What is Project Liota?

Liota (Little IoT Agent) is a vendor-neutral, open source IoT SDK for building IoT applications for managing, monitoring and orchestrating data between things, gateways and the cloud/data center.

 

Why use Liota?

  • Simplify IoT gateway application development in an easy-to-use environment.
  • Gain new insights through collection, analysis, storage and sharing of sensor data.
  • Save time by focusing on app innovation instead of creating different versions of the same app for different gateways.

How does Liota relate to VMware Pulse IoT Center?

Liota is the client-side module for VMware Pulse IoT Center, which resides on edge gateways or embedded “things.” It transmits data to the VMware Pulse IoT Center console back in the cloud/data center.

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Learn More About Liota

Get an in-depth look at the key components and benefits of Project Liota and how you can use it on any IoT edge system.

Read the Datasheet

Liota on Github

Little IoT Agent (Liota) is an open source offering for IoT solution developers and resides primarily on IoT gateways.

Download the SDK