As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to create new opportunities and business models, the issue of IoT security has become a critical priority for companies participating in this developing business landscape.
Each connected device – whether it’s a lightbulb, a baby monitor, a networked printer or an automobile -- has the potential to be hacked. As consumers consider whether to purchase and use connected products, IoT security will be one of their chief concerns and a critical barrier to sales that companies will need to overcome.
Securing the Internet of Things involves protection of the system surrounding an IoT device or connected product – everything from mobile and web apps to databases and servers and integrations with other systems. It’s a very large target, which makes IoT security a very big challenge.
There are several critical areas of IoT security that companies face when building and scaling a connected product business:
When working to achieve Internet of Things security as you bring connected products to market, it pays to choose a partner with proven security in IoT technology. For thousands of companies worldwide, the best IoT platform for protecting connected devices is Xively.
Xively’s Internet of Things solution is a cloud-based platform that simplifies management of all aspects of the Internet of things, including IoT security. Rather than spending valuable resources creating internal and proprietary IoT security solutions, Xively lets you quickly and securely connect devices, manage data and engage customers to profit more successfully from the IoT.
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