Gartner Research

Real-Time Discovery, Visibility and Control Are Critical for IoT Security

Published: 03 November 2016

ID: G00317261

Analyst(s): Lawrence Orans , Saniye Alaybeyi


Discovery and visibility are critical prerequisites to Internet of Things security. Security and risk management leaders in charge of IoT implementations will need to select an IoT network and device security strategy that will address specific visibility use-case requirements.

Table Of Contents


  • Lack of IoT Network and Device Visibility Is a Top Concern of CISOs
  • Business Drivers for IoT Security via Discovery, Visibility and Control
  • Four "IoT Security via Discovery, Visibility and Control" Use Cases
    • IoT Devices in the Enterprise Use Case
    • Transportation Use Case
    • Retail/Convenience Store Chain Use Case
    • Oil and Gas Use Case

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