Secure TCP tunnels that
work anywhere*

Built to connect Cloud Native applications

Pricing

The right price for you, whoever you are

Personal

$ 20* /month
  • Non-commercial use only

  • Tunnel TCP and HTTP

  • Use your own DNS

  • Expose multiple ports and services from one exit-server

  • Access to dozens of tutorials and complementary OSS projects

  • Community Support

Most popular

Professional

from $ 249* /month
  • Licensed for commercial use

  • Includes 5 pre-paid tunnels

  • Easier to configure than a VPN

  • Connect private services to public cloud

  • Keep your data and tunnels private

  • Kubernetes Ingress and LoadBalancers also supported

  • Email support

Enterprise

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  • Licensed for use within a product

  • Bulk pricing

  • Soft expiry of licenses

  • Access to reference architectures

  • Priority email support

Try before you buy

With a free trial, you can enjoy unlimited use of inlets PRO for 14-days, risk free.

A better way to connect

Connect applications securely without the hassle and costs of VPNs and SD-WAN.

Connect anything, anywhere.

inlets PRO is a Software Defined Network (SDN) for connecting applications.

The inlets PRO client speaks first, establishing an outbound connection over HTTPS. This works through almost any network conditions and means that you do not need to open ports, configure routers, or send an engineer on site.

All traffic is sent over an encrypted websocket using HTTPS which works well with HTTP proxies, VPNs, and VM networks. Setup your inlets PRO server on a public VM, or in a Kubernetes cluster, and then have your client or customer run the inlets PRO client with its address and authentication token.

  • Hybrid cloud, done right

    Whether you need to connect your customer's on-prem to your SaaS, or you have an expensive GPU sitting idle. Connect private cloud to public cloud without the hassle of a VPN.

  • Stay in control of your data

    Unlike a SaaS tunnel, you remain in complete control of your data, keeping it private and under your control; as it should be.

  • Native Kubernetes LoadBalancer integration

    Unlike the incumbent SaaS tunnels, inlets PRO was designed for the cloud and integrates directly to Kubernetes. Expose services as LoadBalancers with public IPs, tunnel services privately, or use your IngressController and LetsEncrypt.

  • Expand your IP range, instantly

    inlets tooling can automatically provision tunnel servers on cloud VMs for you, expanding your IP range without filing tickets with your helpdesk.

Feature Comparison

VPN SAAS Tunnel Inlets PRO
Public TCP Ports None Randomly Allocated/High ports ANY
Expose with Domain
Custom Domains (extra cost)
Connect Services Without Exposing Them
Connection Rate-limiting Unlimited 60-260/min Unlimited
Kubernetes Integration
Setup Cost High Low Low
Compatible Network Configurations NAT HTTP_PROXY, NAT and Captive Portals HTTP_PROXY, NAT and Captive Portals

"We offer managed Kubernetes to regulated institutions in Switzerland. Our customers' VPCs do not allow for any incoming connections, so we use inlets to connect their OpenShift clusters to our product."

“We build a suite of managed products for Kubernetes, and inlets means that we can test our code locally without rebuilding and redeploying it for every change”

Janos Matyas, Banzai Cloud

Frequently asked questions

Can I try before I buy?

Yes, you can request a free 14-day trial here

Do I have to expose my applications on the Internet?

No, inlets PRO can bind to a private or local ethernet adapter, so that only the control-plane is available publicly through an encrypted websocket.

How does the licensing work?

The license is issued as a fixed-term JWT token. The license is part of the client, so you do not have to re-create your servers. Update your clients with the renewed license when you have it.

What happens when my license expires?

For enterprise customers you will receive a soft expiry warning only. For personal users and small businesses the client will continue to run until restarted, you should renew with ample notice.

What is a tunnel-pair?

A "tunnel-pair" is an inlets PRO client and server - both parts form a tunnel. inlets PRO is self-hosted software.

Can I use the personal license for commercial use?

The personal license is a discounted offer for non-commercial use, however sole-proprietors and contractors may use it to demo work to clients.

How do I pay for inlets PRO?

Prices are listed in USD for international customers, but charged in GBP. You can pay via PayPal or Stripe using the OpenFaaS Ltd Store. Enterprise customers can pay by invoice and bank transfer.

Where can I use inlets PRO?

Inlets PRO can be used in any network because the client makes an outbound connection first to establish its link. This includes: NAT, Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), VPCs, containers, Kubernetes and even hotel WiFi. If you want to test your network conditions, just take out a free 14-day trial at any time.

Is inlets Open Source?

inlets, inlets-operator, and inletsctl are all licensed as MIT. inlets PRO has a proprietary license.

Can I pay for inlets PRO monthly?

Inlets PRO is currently available for a minimum purchase of 12-months.

What if I want to add more "tunnel-pairs" during a period?

You can pay pro-rata to add more tunnels to your package.

Does inlets PRO "call home"?

We trust our users to purchase the correct license for their usage and so inlets PRO doesn't include a "call home" mechanism. In return we provide a simple fixed-term license key.

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