Staex latest release features on-premise fleet management via web UI


  • Ivan Gankevich

    Ivan Gankevich 
    Product Lead

Web UI aims to streamline initial network configuration and fleet management without relying on cloud services.

Staex web UI.

Everyone is familiar with routers' web interfaces that allow you to configure various network parameters. However, they allow to only manage one router at a time and change only basic networking properties. This is where StaexWeb comes in.

StaexWeb extends network management from one node/router to the whole network. Currently we

  • provide initial Staex node configuration,
  • show the graphical representation of the Staex nodes and tunnels,
  • allow one to create tunnels via the web interface, and
  • to reconfigure certain node properties.

With StaexWeb you can browse the whole network (i.e. go from one Staex node to another) thanks to shared address space.

Compared to other fleet management solutions StaexWeb runs directly on your devices, not in the cloud. This means that the mission-critical data does not leave your premises. On top of that StaexWeb is not a centralized system that requires a enterprise-grade database and complex configuration, it can comfortably run on your router. (You can see the whole network map only on the root node though.)

The web UI aims to first augment and the gradually replace the old trusty command-line interface. We will still support command-line interface because it enables automation via infrastructure-as-code tools and in circumstances where a computer screen is not available. However, web UI and command-line will be equal in terms of functionality.

You can see how initial node configuration is done via StaexWeb in the following video.

Initial node configuration via web interface.

Compare this video to the old command-line configuration routine.

Initial node configuration via command-line interface.
Staex logo.

Staex is a secure public network for IoT devices that can not run a VPN such as smart meters, IP cameras, and EV chargers. Staex encrypts legacy protocols, reduces mobile data usage, and simplifies building networks with complex topologies through its unique multi-hop architecture. Staex is fully zero-trust meaning that no traffic is allowed unless specified by the device owner which makes it more secure than even some private networks. With this, Staex creates an additional separation layer to provide more security for IoT devices on the Internet, also protecting other Internet services from DDoS attacks that are usually executed on millions of IoT machines.

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