Build a Secure, Manageable Network for Tomorrow, Today
The Internet of Things (IoT) converges an organization's existing information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks, in addition to potentially billions of sensors, devices, and other smart objects. This convergence significantly expands security challenges, due to its increased breadth and depth over existing network connectivity.
IT and OT networks are managed with different priorities in mind, and each has distinct security needs. The priority of the IT network is to protect data confidentiality. The focus of the OT network is on physical security and secure access to ensure operational and employee safety.
With the convergence of these two environments, IoT security requires a new approach that combines physical and cyber security components. The result is improved employee safety and protection of the entire system from the outside, as well as the inside.
Cisco Security Solutions for the IoT-Connected Network
Cisco provides a wide range of physical and cyber security solutions to meet the needs of both environments. With Cisco technology, organizations can employ consistent security solutions with centralized management across the extended network. At the same time, organizations can meet the specific needs of each environment with the ability to enforce differentiated security policies.
The IoT has the potential to bring together every aspect of different networks. Therefore, cyber and physical security solutions must also work together to produce comprehensive, actionable security intelligence in real time.
Cisco solutions include:
- Cloud-based threat analysis and advanced malware protection
- Network and perimeter cyber security solutions
- Physical safety and security solutions
- IP-based dispatch and incident response
Learn how Cisco can help you more securely implement the opportunities and benefits the IoT can bring.
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