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.
Reduce IoT complexity by managing various heterogeneous IoT environments as easily as one.
Provide peace of mind by securing your IoT infrastructure across things, edge, network and applications.
Accelerate ROI with a standardized method to onboard IoT devices and make it easy to scale as needs change.
Support scores of things and gateways with different hardware, operating systems and communication protocols in a single IoT platform.
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.
Correlate telemetrics and operational data to historic data, and to information from other devices, to gain insights into IoT infrastructure performance.
Easily add or remove large volumes of connected things from your network based on your changing business needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.