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Extend Your Server Networks to Your IoT Platform

Soracom Door is an encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that forms a secure link between the Soracom IoT platform and your servers to ensure your IoT messaging is private and trustable.

IoT device connectivity to the Soracom platform is built on secure communication standards, when you add a VPN connection you extend the secure, private handling of your IoT data as it crosses the internet to your systems.

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What is Soracom Door?

Soracom Door is a fully managed VPN service that adds security and privacy to your IoT traffic as it passes over the public internet to your servers without the overhead of encryption software running on your IoT devices. 

All cellular connectivity is built on encrypted messaging standards that your IoT devices can rely on for the data link from the device to our cellular infrastructure. Soracom Door compliments that encryption and works with Soracom’s Virtual Private Gateway VPG routing options to ensure your data and devices are secure and trustable for the connection link between our cellular infrastructure and your servers. 

With Door enabled for your Soracom environment, you get a dedicated industry-standard IPsec VPN endpoint that you can use with compatible matching IPsec VPN endpoints available across the range of hosted logic providers to form a secure tunnel for your IoT messages with a private IP address. Your IoT traffic will always be encrypted as it passes through the tunnel, meaning that your data remains secure and private without the resources required to establish a VPN endpoint on your devices. You can use your dedicated Soracom Platform private IP address to optimise IoT security with tighter firewall and network configurations.

Did you know?

If your hosted logic runs on AWS EC2 instances, take a look at our Soracom Canal private networking service.

Our Soracom systems already run on AWS systems, when you use Soracom Canal you can make use of Amazon’s internal private networking features to bring fully isolated messaging to your IoT systems – you might not even require Door or Direct to achieve the data privacy solution that your system requires.

Soracom Door Architecture 

Soracom’s IoT Platform architecture uses dedicated private connections that connect directly to the cellular core infrastructure operated by our worldwide network partners. When you add Soracom services to your IoT system, we enable you to process and encrypt your data while it is still inside the secure infrastructure before it passes through an Internet gate. Adding a VPN provided by Soracom Door immediately brings a security solution for your IoT data over the internet link to your hosted systems. 

Traditional IoT VPN solutions require you to run software and libraries on your end devices, bringing overheads in IoT device processing requirements, software maintenance, and the trusted commissioning of keys and credentials. However, when you operate your IoT VPN on the Soracom platform, you can simplify your IoT devices and reduce your operational costs while maintaining the security of your data’s Internet traffic. 

Virtual Private Gateway (VPG)

Our Virtual Private Gateway (VPG) service works alongside Soracom Door to give you all the message routing controls you need to keep your IoT architecture secure. You can consider the VPG as your dedicated secure cellular network for your IoT devices, covering a range of message routing options, including blocking public internet access to your messaging and creating secure tunnels to your servers so that you can route data.

When you use Soracom Door with a VPG, you can use the VPG to close down public internet access from your devices and use Soracom Door to tunnel your data securely to your IoT system logic without changing the data structure or protocol on your devices.

To learn more about the Soracom VPG service and see how you can easily add leased line connections to your servers (Soracom Direct) or VPC peering to AWS EC2 instances that you might be using (Soracom Canal) or enable secure remote access (Soracom Napter), or a host of networking control features take a look at our dedicated webpage.

Don’t forget: If you want a more streamlined solution for secure data ingestion than our private networking options, then take a look at Soracom Funnel or Soracom Funk to see how Soracom can directly support the IoT platforms offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon

Getting Started With Soracom Door

The best way to get started with our Soracom IoT services is to speak with our team about your IoT deployment. We’ll help you set up quickly so you can start configuring Soracom Door to your application’s specific requirements.

Alternatively, you can create your free Soracom account now and start setting it up yourself without the need to speak with us, and view our detailed developer documentation for technical support.