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WHAT IS AN APN?
APN (Access Point Name) is a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G, 4G,5G mobile network and other network. The gateway determines the IP Address to assign to a device, the security to apply and if connecting to a public or private network.
Public APN, configured by default on the mobile network and may be called “INTERNET” to provide mobile subscribers connectivity to the internet.
Private APN, Provided by Online Direct that is secured to specific services, and may also include selective secured internet access through Online Direct security services.
STRUCTURE OF AN APN?
APN consists of two parts:
1) Network Identifier: Defines the external network to which the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) is connected.
2) Operator Identifier: Defines the specific operator’s packet domain network in which the GGSN is located.
Mobility is an essential part of business operations. Data prices in South Africa are amongst the highest in the world so the need for control and management has never been more important. Whether for IoT (internet of things) or mobile workforce Online Direct’s APN solutions offer control, management and cost effectiveness wrapped in a secure private network. Ubiquitous connectivity is provided across Vodacom, MTN and Telkom SIMs.
CONTROL │ MANAGEMENT │ SECURITY │ AGILITY
Management and Control
Single Point Of Contact
Design Support and Integration
HOW IT WORKS
Our Managed APN solution securely connects the mobile network to your secure corporate network via cross connect and APN infrastructure at the data centre.
Management and control are provided via a secure management interface that allows for real-time use information, location tracking, top-ups and abuse protection.
Security is assured via firewall to firewall protection that eliminates unwanted IP intrusion and preserves the protocol integrity of your private corporate networks.
Prevent unauthorised connections from being established simply by tracking and locking the sim connection to a device.
Track your current and previous location from within your data manager console.
Simultaneously manage multiple connections, individually or grouped.
Resilience and High Availability Network, architected to give you fast and secure connectivity.
Add a Group
Assign data limit to the group
Add notifications to a group manager
Control mobile usage
Notify users when group data limit has been passed
Budget and control data
Utilise users to utilise the mobile data and pay for the value, not the value lost
Reduce overhead in management and reporting on mobile data
Passive management instead of active management
Add users via an easy interface
Set user limits individually
Set user notification
Link to a group
Add multiple SIMs per user
Bottom Up/Top down data view
Management of multiple users via a central function
Control data usage from top/bottom or bottom/top
Easy, central asset and consumables management
User centric design allows the focus to be on the user not on the device or sim
Safe secure access to data to authorised users
Add SIM with detail and link to user
SIMs can be assigned and unassigned to users
Simple reassignment process
SIM search by cell number, SIM number, SIM serial, tagged name or IP Address
SIM device/user management
Simplifies and reduces technical development and skills investment to manage mobile data
Multiple levels for data, based on role or level
Visible and transparent user view
Reduce effort and downtime to manage theft, lost device or SIM card
Reports at group, user and SIM level
Custom fields for your own data entry
Historical reporting for trend analysis
Dashboard for executive reporting
Reports fits into your organisation and accounting structure with custom data fields
SIMs are capped to limit set in the portal
SIMs can be quickly suspended in case of theft/loss/abuse
Immediate capping/suspension via the portal
Reduce financial risk
Notification to users on 80,90,100% data usage
Notification to group managers on 80,90,100% data usage
Parallel notifications to group
Administrator or IT Administrator
Keep users informed to actively manage their own data usage
Levels can be adjusted per installation
Admin automatically informed of usage from user to predict proactive management of SIM and suspension
Support PAP and CHAP authentication protocols
Firewall white listing and blocking
Proxy statistics per SIM
VPN access allowed to HQ
Managed and hosted solutions reducing the need for expensive hardware and dedicated use to single system
Ability to reduce 3G traffic to designated sites
Designated IP address routing
LOCATION BASED SERVICES – APN
Location based services is a location finding system that uses a GSM device’s signal. The location positioning is done by using GSM cell towers of local mobile phone service provider.
This positioning is however less precise when compared to GPS because it is an estimate of position in relation to the identified cell tower to which the sim is connected at the time of query.
Connect with us to find out how we can assist you with tracking requirements.
IoT FOR BUSINESS
A featured management portal that puts you in charge of all your data connections and usage in a single pane securely.
Management System – administrators can manage all Sim’s, users and usage from a simple user friendly interface…
Reporting Tools – from notifications to management, data is available real time…
- Intrusion prevention
- Web filtering
- Mobile security
- Cloud sandbox
- Vulnerability management
- Industrial security
- Application control
- Content disarm and reconstruction
- Indicators of compromise
- Web threats
- IP reputation
Custom Fields and Tags – create user defined fields that becomes searchable and organise your data with tags, providing categories for advanced reporting analytics…
Full API Integration – contact us now to enable you with fulfilling your integration requirements…
WHY CHOOSE ONLINE DIRECT’S CLOUD APN
No coverage on your primary network? Choose another network with our CloudAPN and utilise the same data bundle.
With a few clicks away, you can easily setup a new data sim, suspend, unsuspend, export arious reports and much more.
Our CloudAPN Manager provides insights into your data usage and real time administrative updates.
Generate reports quickly on your data usage in real time.
No backhaul means high line speed.
Setup is quick and your mobile data is consolidated.
Setup e-mail and sms notifications and know who’s using more data.
On average 66% on data costs across mobile sims with our APN solution.