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Discovery, Visibility and Control: The Prerequisites for IoT Security

Written by Great Bay Software on November 9, 2017


The Internet of Things has ‘crossed the chasm’. Technology innovators have innovated; early adopters have adopted. Enterprise rollouts are moving from pilots to full deployments, especially within the healthcare, manufacturing, financial and retail industries. And these connected devices (e.g. the “things”) are saving lives, improving employee safety, creating operational efficiencies, enabling smart energy and much more.


By 2020, Gartner predicts that 20.4 billion IoT units will be installed worldwide. For perspective, compare this with the 6 billion smartphones and tablets forecasted by 2020, and it becomes clear why the proliferation of IoT may require a change in the mindset of information security practitioners. According to Gartner, “Technology advancements, industry initiatives and research projects regarding IoT security are highlighting the growing demand for strategies and solutions that provide discovery, visibility and control into IoT assets, devices and networks for the enterprise.”


Check out the Market Trends report to deep dive into:

  • The market trends driving the need for IoT security
  • Why real-time discovery, visibility and control are the prerequisites for IoT security
  • Key market players to watch
  • Gartner’s recommendations for building your own IoT security strategy and architecture


To learn more, download the complete Gartner Market Trends Report: Grow Your IoT Security Business by Investing in Real-Time Discovery, Visibility and Control.


Gartner Market Trends: Grow Your IoT Security Business by Investing in Real-Time Discovery, Visibility and Control, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, Lawrence Orans, & Earl Perkins, 31 January 2017

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