How the ecosystem views IIoT roll-outs and security

In his regular new column on developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, Antony Savvas explores some evolving industry viewpoints on deployment and security.

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Users failed by VPN security and performance, but SD-WANs no option for industrial IoT. So where next?

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have significant security and performance drawbacks for use in networking cloud applications. This was the start-point for a recent survey and primary research by industry analysts, Futuriom, that (spoiler alert) leads the firm to conclude that Application Specific Networking (ASN) may be a way forward.

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Telcos desperately turning to value-added ICT services for revenue growth, but can they do this well?

“Telcos could talk to enterprise customers about applications and security,” one vendor advises. “And I could become a Princess,” says one analyst sarcastically. As revenues from core connectivity services continue to collapse many network operators are turning to other value-added services (VAS) to shore up their balance sheets.

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