Aptilo Zero-touch Wi-Fi IoT Connectivity

Automatic and secure onboarding of your Wi-Fi-based IoT devices. Aptilo Zero-touch Wi-Fi IoT Connectivity™ opens up a mass-market for IoT running on Wi-Fi networks.


The Aptilo Zero-touch Wi-Fi IoT Connectivity (Aptilo Zero-touch) service is based on the award-winning Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP). It leverages Hotspot 2.0 and Passpoint, while also supporting legacy Wi-Fi equipment and devices.

Existing solutions require endless manual labor to onboard every device. And you must repeat this when, for instance, you change the Wi-Fi network’s security key.

With our connectivity service on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the device will just securely fly on to the Wi-Fi network when it is switched on for the first time, and continue to do so for every connection.  We use device identities, in the form of x.509 certificates that already exist in IoT platforms such as AWS IoT Core, to verify the device. Through the integration with the IoT platform, we can also verify if the device is active and collect input to form connectivity policies. The enterprise remains in control, but the service is seamless and secure. Security is granted through EAP-TLS authentication with the Wi-Fi network encrypted over the air using 802.1x.

Aptilo Zero-touch is all standards-based, no software is required in the device. All device manufacturers need to do, is to make sure that their devices tries to connect to the ZeroTouch SSID or Hotspot 2.0 service. The echo-system of supported devices are growing fast as we are cooperating with leading chipset manufacturers such as Espressif.

Zero-touch Connectivity for Wi-Fi Devices on AWS IoT Core

Our Zero-touch connectivity solution for Wi-Fi-based IoT is available as a service on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) just like the AWS IoT Core service is. Together we bring a complete solution for both enterprises, device manufacturers and telecom operators that can add the service to their existing offering. Aptilo makes use of Amazon EC2 for automation, scalability and high availability and to help Wi-Fi-based IoT devices connect to AWS IoT Core for device management, analytics, security and application enablement.

Aptilo is an Amazon AWS advanced technology partner It is the flexibility in the Aptilo SMP IoT platform, with it’s Aptilo ServiceGlue™ functionality, that allow us to do this magical integration with AWS IoT Core.

Aptilo is an Amazon AWS advanced technology partner and our solution won “Best IoT Product” at the 2018 Wi-Fi Now Awards.

The missing piece for seamless and secure Wi-Fi IoT

“Customers are looking for a solution that can help them deliver IoT services effectively. With Aptilo’s IoT connectivity solution, Wi-Fi becomes scalable, seamless, and secure.”

Tim MattisonTim Mattison, Global Technology Lead, IoT Partners, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

“As a long-time customer of Aptilo, we appreciate that they are adding more functionality to enable IoT services over Wi-Fi. This is a game changer for Wi-Fi IoT connectivity.”

Hanspeter Stofer, ICT Architect, SwisscomGlobal Telecom Partner Segment Architecture Lead, AWS

“The only way for Wi-Fi to be used on a large scale for IoT is for onboarding to happen automatically, after powering up the device for the first time. Aptilo offers an elegantly simple, secure solution that also allows control to stay with the enterprise IT department. AWS makes it easy for us to provide a scalable cloud service globally.”

Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks.
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