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The transition to hyperconnected networks, such as smart cities and connected utility services, is driving the convergence of IT, OT, and IoT networks. To successfully defend these integrated networks, organizations need an architecture that scales across the entire infrastructure to provide unified visibility and control, distributed segmentation, and integrated protection. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The Operational Technology (OT) networks (such as industrial control and supervisory control and data acquisition systems [ICS/SCADA]) that run today’s modern society are a collection of devices designed to work together as an integrated and homogenous system. If one of these systems fails, it can have a catastrophic domino effect. For example, electricity requires telecommunications to transfer information on wheeling power from the electrical grid. [Read More]
by RSS Ronald Jules Hebert, Jr.  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Digital transformation is rapidly reshaping industries, generating explosive productivity growth, and creating entirely new business models. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an important technology pillar in today’s digital transformation process, as connected devices are able to collect unprecedented volumes of information, enabling data-driven decision making for better business outcomes and improved quality of life. From consumer to corporate, local to global, we are an increasingly interconnected digital society. IoT networks... [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Because they have traditionally had clear borders and full control of their respective areas, OT and IT people tend to be nearly as territorial as the raccoons. But as the line between IT and OT continues to blur, issues arise that sometimes render these teams unable to work together to implement a common solution, such as security measures, segmentation and monitoring. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This change is also causing OT and IT to fight over the control of digital ground. While OT is growing, it is primarily growing into the spaces usually controlled by IT as it is being bolted onto the same networks that phones, routers and laptops touch. This is creating a whole range of security challenges that neither group has ever had to deal with in the past and affects the delivery of applications and information that reaches all the way into the executive suite. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Sometimes it’s helpful to characterize the IoT with some more precision; I like to place them in three categories. The first, Consumer IoT, which includes the connected devices we are most familiar with, such as smart phones, watches, and connected appliances and entertainment systems. The other two, Commercial IoT and Industrial IoT, are made up of things many of us never see. Commercial IoT includes things like inventory controls, device trackers, and connected medical devices, and the Industrial IoT covers... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends