The Definitive Gartner Report on Connecting IoT Devices and Network Security
“A wide range of new devices are being connected to enterprise networks, often without official knowledge or authorization. Infrastructure and operations leaders must establish categorization, segmentation and isolation policies to avoid disaster.”
That’s the intro to Gartner VP Analyst Tim Zimmerman’s recent report. Zimmerman amplifies the message by stating that 80% of IT organizations in a recent Gartner customer survey noted they had found IoT devices on their networks that they did not install, secure or manage.
Fortunately, this challenge isn’t insurmountable. In fact, in the report, which you can download below, Zimmerman offers practical recommendations for infrastructure and operations leaders deploying cloud and edge solutions that contain IoT devices and other endpoints. Those recommendations include tips for:
- Creating a certification process for “all” devices before any device is connected to the enterprise network
- Segmenting or isolating devices by creating and implementing device risk categories
- Architecting a virtual segmentation strategy for segmented and isolated devices across multivendor campus networks
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