Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices installed with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity which allows such objects to collect and transfer data. Using your existing network infrastructure, the IoT allows objects to be detected and controlled remotely. This advances efficiency, accuracy and increases the opportunity for more direct integration between users and systems.
Until now, deployment complexity and security concerns have caused a widespread lag in the adoption of Industrial IoT. Traditional IT methodologies involving command line interfaces (CLIs), usernames and passwords; changes to enterprise proxy and firewall policies; are not conducive to deployment at scale in the realm of the Operations Technology (OT) professionals tasked with the care and maintenance of traditionally closed industrial systems. Industrial IoT requires connecting air gapped, unconnected, mission critical control and automation systems to applications that reside in public, private and hybrid cloud.