Nokia said that it has launched the Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT), which gives operators, enterprises and governments a secure platform on which to scale new IoT services. IMPACT handles data collection, event processing, device management, data contextualisation, data analytics, end-to-end security and applications enablement for any device, any protocol and across any application.
Bhaskar Gorti, president of the Applications & Analytics Business Group at Nokia, said, "Our new IMPACT platform with Motive CDP is particularly strong in device management, security and analytics. These matter because as we work to collect and derive meaning from IoT data, it becomes more valuable to everyone involved - and more crucial to protect."
The new platform, which reflects Nokia's increasing focus on the fast-growing IoT market, includes Nokia's Motive Connected Device Platform, the industry's leading converged device management platform. It provides lifecycle management for more than 80,000 models of broadband, home and IoT devices. The latest edition, released today, integrates all Nokia mobile and IoT device management software.
Nokia IMPACT is a cloud-based platform, which allows customers to add on-demand server capacity to support massive numbers of connected devices. Scaling capacity is also enhanced by the platform's internal architecture, built from the ground up for extreme scale, security and reliability.
Nokia said that IMPACT has factored in the increasing security requirements including network, cloud and end-point security. It also implements the latest Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) security model for IoT device management and is backed by Nokia's extensive security portfolio. This is important as you can't trust data from an unmanaged source.
IMPACT adds to Nokia's rapidly expanding IoT portfolio that now contains the four major building blocks of every IoT solution-- applications, platforms, Infrastructure and Devices and Sensors.
In February, Nokia announced its IoT Community to help customers develop, test, and implement new IoT business models and launched a $350 million IoT investment fund. The fund will serve to identify new opportunities to grow the ecosystem in IoT solutions. The fund IV commitment brings NGP's total assets under management to over $1 billion, including $500 million available for new investments.