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Tosibox: Reinventing the VPN and Extending it to the IoT

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.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected]

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.