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Market Trends: The Rise of Hardware Security in the IoT Era

Published: 27 May 2016

ID: G00307697

Analyst(s): Mark Hung


Internet of Things endpoints present unique challenges and opportunities to security system design. IoT product managers across the ecosystem, including hardware, software and semiconductor vendors, need to design security into their offerings.

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Market Trend

  • IoT Device Hardware Is Different From Mobile Endpoints
  • IoT Has Different Communication, Physical and Behavioral Characteristics
  • IoT Product Managers at Major TSPs Are Incorporating or Specifying Hardware Security in IoT Platforms
  • Hardware-Based Security Is Addressing the Unique IoT Endpoint Requirements

Contrarian View

  • If Hardware Security Introduces Too Much Complexity or Adds Too Much Cost to the Design, Broad Implementation in IoT Endpoints May Be Delayed

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