Published By: Zingbox
Published Date: Oct 31, 2017
The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) moves on with ever-intensifying pace as enterprises experiment with business projects that incorporate IoT endpoints and technologies. This engagement is necessitating a profound commitment by security and risk management leaders to more capable forms of protection. Several vendors are offering distinct approaches to enterprise mobility management, software composition analysis and asset discovery. This Gartner review of the notable vendors serving IoT engagements looks closely at how these companies developed representative cool technologies and solutions to support the expansion of IoT interconnectivity.
By 2020 Gartner estimates the proliferation of IoT with a market installed base of 20.4 billion endpoint devices, comprised of both "smart" and "dumb" devices, each leveraging multiple communication types. As each of these devices can become a target entry point for hackers, endpoint and network visibility is a top concern for CISOs responsible for security and risk management.
IoT device capabilities are constantly evolving and enterprise adoption is increasing at a rapid pace. As adoption grows, these connected devices provide additional entry points for external threats, thus broadening the organizations' attack surface. The enterprise must now look for solutions to address an increasingly complex problem: how to detect, monitor and control unmanaged devices that are connecting to the network and may lack consistent security protocols, putting critical business data at risk.
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