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Protecting Network Endpoints as Internet of Things (IoT) Growth Soars

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Security concerns about the IoT (Internet of Things) were already mushrooming, even before everyone started working from home.

Now everything is interconnected—from smartphones, laptops, and wearables to massive webs of industrial sensors to IT systems and clouds. How do you protect all those endpoints—and how do you protect corporate networks against infections they may be carrying?

Just looking at my own home—it’s a case study for the IoT explosion. When we had it remodeled last year, we turned it into a “smart home.” Practically everything in the house can now be activated remotely from a smart phone: lights, temperature, home security system, music, even the coffee maker. It’s convenient, it’s fun, but it also creates new remote-access security issues.

Protecting Endpoints as IoT Growth Soars

Multiply my situation times the millions of other people now working remotely, and all of the devices they’re now putting online, and you’ve got a huge endpoint security challenge. As an example, a friend told me not too long ago that he had over 100 IP addresses in his home alone all connecting to the internet for remote access – Wow!


The same exponential IoT growth is happening within companies. According to Gartner, utilities will be the highest user of IoT endpoints this year, followed by physical security (intrusion detection and indoor surveillance use cases), government, manufacturing and natural resources. Building automation, driven by connected lighting devices, will have the largest growth rate in 2020, followed by automotive and healthcare.

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In short, there’s an urgent need for better IoT security and more innovation in protecting endpoints.

In short, there’s an urgent need for better IoT security and more innovation in protecting endpoints. At Spirent, we are responding with a more evolved approach testing and security validation across the Lab and Live networks that include:

  • New endpoint security capabilities that can verify whether representative endpoint devices stop attacks, and which attacks emanating from endpoints can be mitigated by the security architecture. With Spirent’s CyberFlood Data Breach Assessment end-to-end security assessment and reporting brings real-life incidents and observations to protect your network endpoints and help close security gaps.

  • Comprehensive scanning, penetration testing, and monitoring services for IoT deployments from our SecurityLabs teams, building on our 20+ years of IoT experience.

  • New services from our Connected Devices team and Service Assurance and Analytics team help ensure that IoT security doesn’t sacrifice performance and that the user experience is excellent.

Contact a Spirent expert to learn more how to protect your endpoint security.

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Manuel Zepeda
Manuel Zepeda

전무(Executive Vice President), 글로벌 영업 & 서비스

Manuel은 Spirent Communications의 글로벌 영업 & 서비스 부문의 상무로써 Spirent의 글로벌 영업 및 서비스 조직을 이끌고 있습니다. Manuel은 통신 서비스, IT 서비스 및 소프트웨어 업계에서 25년 이상의 경험을 보유하고 있습니다. 또한 빠른 성장, 의미 있는 효율성, 개선된 수익성과 고객 충성심을 가져올 수 있는 수치화가 가능한 결과를 만들어 낸 경험 또한 가지고 있습니다. Spirent에 합류하기 전에는 Amdocs와 BusinessEdge(현재 EMC 컨설팅이 인수)에서 임원직을 맡아 영업, 성과 및 파트너 관리를 담당하였습니다. Manuel은 빠르게 변하는 디지털 세계에서 성공하기 위해 필요한 다양한 기술 분야와 사업 니즈 부분에 대한 전문 지식을 갖춘 리더로 평가받고 있습니다. 또한 서비스 제공업체 동향, 통신, IT, 디지털 변화, 매출 관리에 대한 전문 지식을 공유하고, 영업 전문가들을 대상으로 하는 멘토 역할도 하고 있습니다.

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