The Axeda Ready Program is for hardware and module manufacturers in the M2M industry to ensure device compatibility with the Axeda cloud-based service. The program provides a validation and approval process for edge device makers to ensure optimized connectivity with the Axeda platform. The program requires partners to collaborate with Axeda to implement, test and validate Axeda connectivity with their devices. This work includes agent development for devices using an Axeda protocol or Codec (protocol translator) development for devices using a proprietary message format to communicate with the Axeda cloud. The completed connectivity software and testing enables Axeda customers and solution providers to leverage Axeda Ready devices in their M2M solutions to speed time-to-market while ensuring accurate and secure data communication with the Axeda cloud.