An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Tosibox has leveraged its hardware engineering expertise to reinvent the virtual private network (VPN).

Its hardware-based solution consists of a simple home router-like device and USB key. Setup is as simple as inserting the key in the box, as the hardware generates a random key pair automatically. At that point, the user simply plugs the key into their laptop, enters a password, and the two pieces of hardware establish a secure network tunnel.

Mobile devices simply need an app, rather than a USB key to establish the VPN. For enterprise applications, a rackmount device at the home office or virtual device in the cloud supports multiple users, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

In fact, while simplifying the VPN without compromising security is an important benefit in itself, Tosibox’s ability to secure large numbers of IoT endpoints is the real story here. Such devices either plug into a local Tosibox device to establish secure communications, or device vendors can also incorporate Tosibox software directly into their devices.

In the latter configuration, Tosibox secures both the data feeds from the devices as well as establishing a secure control path to each device – an important capability competing IoT platforms generally do not offer.

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