7 essential tips to keep your IoT network at home up and secure

If you relish a convenient life and smarter home, the Internet of Things must have been an integral-part by now. As the communications extend from devices to appliances, IoT networks shall soon become as common as Wi-Fi at our homes.

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The IoT opportunity: Your network is a competitive advantage

Recently an ‘IoT Breakfast’ brought together CIOs and CEOs to ask the question: How can businesses thrive as the Internet of Things (IoT) changes the landscape? The message was clear: IoT is upon us and failing to prepare means you should prepare to fail.

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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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Aryaka helps global IoT app provider Makino to respond to customers faster and transition to the cloud

Aryaka, a global SD-WAN provider, announced that Japan’s Makino, a provider of metal-cutting and manufacturing technology, has selected its SD-WAN as-a-Service to respond to customers faster and to enable their cloud migration.

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Cyxtera releases AppGate SDP 4.0 with enhanced access controls and extended network protections

Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company, announced the latest release of AppGate SDP, its flagship secure access solution, giving organisations a way to curb the epidemic of security compromises created by over-privileged access and obsolete physical perimeter solutions.

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Unlock smart core network slicing for the Internet of Things and MVNOs

Network slicing is one of the most important 5G innovations available to mobile operators. Across the industry, experts are falling over themselves to enthuse about the future benefits. However, as Bart Salaets, F5 Networks Systems Engineering director says, fewer realise that aspects of its technological impact can already be used.

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VeloCloud expands integration of cloud-delivered SD-WAN to Amazon Web Services

Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, VeloCloud Networks, Inc., announced that its SD-WAN is enhancing enterprises’ ability to extend Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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One size doesn’t fit all – for business case flexibility you need security and connectivity choices

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to mature, organisations are looking to select enabling technologies, services and solutions to turn their business ideas into reality. Among the many fundamental capabilities required, connectivity and security are among the most visible as Richard Stamvik, managing ecosystem and partnerships at MultiTech, discusses in this interview with IoT

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How to protect your home: 10 tips to prevent digital hacks on IoT connected homes

Modern connected homes come with risks – unprotected home Wi-Fi can be hacked into, with some dangerous consequences. It becomes especially dangerous if the home is equipped with many connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

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Cloudy with a patch of fog – the retail response to IoT

The rapid rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing a shift in many industries – no more so than the retail industry where it is fast shaping the way businesses and customers interact.

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MultiTech enables analogue system users to extend their assets’ life without major redesigns

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc, a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, announced a new version of its MultiConnect AW analog-to-wireless converter, the MultiConnect® AEW analog-to-Ethernet/Wireless converter.

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How to protect small business IoT

Chances are your small business already uses Internet of Things technology for day-to-day tasks. Smartphones, for instance, have become a standard tool for any businessperson to stay on top of emails, projects, finances, and processes.

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Software-defined WLANs do IoT

At the beginning of the decade the mobile enterprise was a hot topic, writes Bob Emmerson. Mobilising applications and processes had and still have the proven ability to: boost productivity by capturing data at source; enable the delivery of enhanced services,

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Ultra low latency and efficient peer-to-peer solutions bring enterprise grade security to the IoT

Infotecs, an international cyber security and threat intelligence platform provider, is combining Infotecs’s ViPNet technology with the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi mini PC.

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Cotecna expands reach into Africa with hybrid network from Orange Business Services

Cotecna has extended its hybrid network contract with Orange Business Services.

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Thinking ahead: Eradicating downtime needs strategic vision as well as technology

Organisations focused on delivering network connectivity services, from big national telcos to small, regional service providers, are under pressure to reduce network downtime. A recent report from IHS Research[1] highlighted that US organisations are losing as much as $100m per year to the problem. It

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