The installed base of IoT endpoints will reach over 36 billion units by end of 2021.*

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Step 1: Simplify and expand IT’s control

Ask yourself

Will your organization benefit from connecting your extended enterprise (warehouses, distribution centers, outdoor spaces, etc) to your IT network?

Something to consider

You can increase operational efficiencies, security, and service levels by bringing industrial, IoT, and outdoor environments into the IT fold.

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Benefits: Expand IT reach beyond the traditional enterprise network. Use Cisco’s latest intent-based networking technologies and ruggedized network portfolio to manage your network with the same enterprise IT tools such as Cisco DNA Center, ISE and Stealthwatch for easy automation, policy orchestration and service.

Did you know?

By 2022, 51% of network devices will be machine-to-machine (M2M)/IoT.

Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index report, 2018.

Step 2: Enhance IoT security

Ask yourself

Are you concerned that IoT endpoint-related security risks might harm your extended network?

Something to consider

You can reduce security risk and prevent threats from propagating by identifying and classifying IoT devices, segmenting the network based on device identity, and applying consistent policies across the entire enterprise. Examples of IoT devices include sensors, cameras, signage, and phones.

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Benefits: Enhance visibility and access control for devices that are typically not under IT control. Set up the network for automated policy enforcement and segmentation to secure end points and minimize the IoT attack surface.

Did you know?

38% of organizations expect attacks to extend from IT to OT in the next year.

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Source: Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report.

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Step 3: Automate at scale

Ask yourself

Can your IT team easily manage and deploy connectivity to scale to multiple facilities in the extended?

Something to consider

By centralizing management, IT can simplify deployment and operations of the ruggedized IoT network across the extended enterprise.

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Benefits: Centrally manage and automate your network (provision, configure, upgrade) and apply consistent policy from the traditional corporate network to the extended enterprise. Increase productivity and reduce IT OpEx.

Did you know?

Automation can save 61% in network operating costs.

Source: Internal TCO analysis with large enterprise customer.

Step 4: Increase visibility and assurance

Ask yourself

Do you have visibility across your entire organization?

Something to consider

The critical factor for these environments is availability of the network and related business processes. Without visibility, IT and your business are driving blind.

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Benefits: Get visibility into your network health, traffic patterns and threats, and proactively monitor your network to prevent issues before service levels are impacted.

Did you know?

Network monitoring is in the top three resource-intensive activities.

Source: Cisco and McKinsey automation research, 2017.