Afero Press Release

Gartner Selects Afero as a “Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things”

Leading Technology Research and Advisory Firm Names Innovative IoT Companies for 2016

LOS ALTOS – Calif. Today Afero, the platform bringing secure connectivity to the Internet of Things for both enterprises and the home, announced it has been named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in their May 6 report “Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things 2016”. The report evaluates new and innovative vendors, products, and services in the IoT market.

The Afero IoT platform is designed to be secure, accelerating and simplifying smart product development for companies in all verticals, whether they are building on a legacy product or creating something entirely new. The platform incorporates a secure Bluetooth® Smart module, scalable cloud services, mobile apps, and a range of development tools, reducing the complexity of IoT development and providing a highly secure connection between all smart devices and the cloud.

“Afero is honored to be named as one of the Cool Vendors in IoT for 2016. Our work gives developers a fresh approach to rapid creation of secure connected devices, and simultaneously provides end users with increased usability and more control,” said Joe Britt, CEO and cofounder of Afero. “We believe this recognition validates the need for a platform with layers of security built in, and a solution that takes the complexity out of making products connected and smart. We feel inclusion in this report reaffirms how the Afero IoT services is a key differentiator.”

To learn more about Afero, please visit To download the full Gartner report visit here.

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About Afero
Created by mobile and hardware veterans from Google, Apple, Nest, Danger, Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix, Afero is a comprehensive and secure platform for cloud-connected devices in any industry. The Afero turnkey architecture incorporates a secure Bluetooth® Smart module, scalable cloud services, and a range of development tools that enable companies and developers to quickly prototype and build connected devices, then gather meaningful analytics. Afero connects your smart devices and enables them to work together. Afero empowers entrepreneurs and companies to improve the way people communicate with each other and everything around them. Visit our website at

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