Fixed Global IP Address Option

The Fixed Global IP Address option is currently available as a limited preview. Please contact us to request access.

Overview

Soracom Virtual Private Gateways can optionally be configured with two fixed global (public) IP addresses. These IP addresses are unique to each VPG, and when enabled, all internet-bound traffic will appear to originate from one of these addresses.

VPG Fixed Global IP Address

In applications where devices are configured to send data over the Internet to a specific destination, the Fixed Global IP Address option allows you to easily define a whitelist for incoming traffic at the destination, ensuring that no unauthorized traffic reaches the destination host. Moreover, the Fixed Global IP Address option applies to all Air devices attached to the corresponding VPG, so no additional configuration is required when scaling up to a large number of devices. Just add an Air device to an appropriate group, and internet-bound data will automatically appear to originate from one of the fixed IP addresses.

When combined with Soracom Beam, data forwarded by Beam will also appear as originating from one of the two IP addresses, allowing you to freely mix and match devices and communication protocols, offload encryption, and manage endpoint configuration directly within Beam while also maintaining security.

At this time, the source IP address applies only to Air for Cellular devices, and does not apply to Air for Sigfox or Air for LoRaWAN devices.


Configuration

The Fixed Global IP Address option will incur fees. Refer to the Pricing & Fee Schedule for more information.

The Fixed Global IP Address option is currently only available upon request. To enable the option for a VPG, please contact us.

Important! When disabling and re-enabling the Fixed Global IP Address option, different global (public) IP addresses may be assigned to your VPG. Ensure that your firewall rules are updated accordingly with the correct IP addresses. Additionally, when disabling the Fixed Global IP Address option, ongoing communication (such as data transfers or SSH connections) may be terminated.