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IoT Solutions Can't Be Trusted and Must Be Separated From the Enterprise Network to Reduce Risk

Published: 14 May 2018

ID: G00352858

Analyst(s): Barika Pace , Tim Zimmerman


IoT devices from vertical market lines of business and building automation have started to invade enterprise infrastructures. I&O leaders must separate and monitor all IoT solutions from the rest of the network to avoid being hacked or causing havoc on the enterprise infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Discover, Document and Classify All Devices Attached to the Network to Ascertain the Current Risk
    • Developing Inventory of IoT Devices
    • Device Demographics
    • Device Data
    • Device Type
    • IoT Data Flow Types
    • Discovery and Visibility
  • Separate All IoT Solutions — From the Device to the Application — From the Rest of the Network
  • Monitor Full Line Rate Wired and Wireless at the Edge of the Network, and Implement Role-Based Policy Enforcement to Look for Compromised Devices

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