The AirLink® Connection Manager (ACM) is a mobile-optimized VPN server that securely extends the enterprise network to the vehicle. Designed to work with AirLink® gateways and routers, the ACM consolidates security onto a single platform for all connected devices and applications in the vehicle area network.
Eliminating the need for VPN software clients for individual devices and applications, the ACM simplifies deployments, enables organizations to retain management control over network access and mobile assets, and significantly reduces the costs of ensuring data security.
ACM is available as a physical or virtual appliance. Its’ benefits include:
Always on VPN tunnels: No downtime or loss of communications, even in roaming situations between networks (cellular and/or Wi-Fi)
Simplifies deployment and management: Built for and pre-tested with all AirLink devices, it makes set up and on-going management easy
Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): Provides a carrier agnostic solution, which doesn’t require specific service (e.g fixed IP), and eliminates the need for VPN software clients for individual devices
FIPS 140-2 Compliant: Securely connects all in-field applications and mobile assets in and around the vehicle to the enterprise with FIPS 140-2 or AES 256 encryption.
Sierra Wireless has more than 25 years of proven, secure device management expertise. Our device security includes VPN, device authentication, port-level segmentation and firewalling including DMZ and MAC address filtering. Secure firmware updates are delivered via device management and ensures that devices remain up to date with the latest firmware, security patches and router security features.
As Acadian continues rapidly expanding its fleet and service area across three states, it became more time consuming and IT resource dependent when adding fleet vehicles and end-user assets to our network using our legacy VPN solution. We needed a stable network solution to accommodate our current and expanding fleet. ACM enables us to do this more efficiently with minimal resources, and doesn’t require static IP addressing or Custom APNs. The ACM solution simplifies the addition of Mobile Gateways and end user assets to our network. We are also able to avoid connection failures by not relying on our corporate VPN servers, or keep alive client software. ACM provides a purpose-built, cost-effective secure VPN solution for our entire fleet.”