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Where We’re Headed Now: Charting the Path for a Faster, Smarter, and Safer IoT

by: Patricia Du

The main theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was the ongoing digital transformation toward a "connected society." 5G will be instrumental in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as smart...

Now that HTTPS is almost everywhere, what about IPv6?

by: Lori MacVittie

Let’s Encrypt launched April 12, 2016 with the intent to support and encourage sites to enable HTTPS everywhere (sometimes referred to as SSL everywhere even though the web is steadily moving toward TLS as the preferred protocol). As of the end of...

The Gateways to Innovation are in the Network

by: Lori MacVittie

Throughout history, certain places have been anointed with the term “gateway to the _____.” These locations are famous for being strategically important for the defense of a kingdom or as a pathway to new opportunities.

Where the Internet of Things and Cloud Intersect

by: Lori MacVittie

From State of Application Delivery 2017 – An interesting thing happened to the Internet of Things on the way to pwning every other trend as the technology darling du jour: it split itself up. There are actually two very distinct...

IoT Message Protocols: The Next Security Challenge for Service Providers?

by: Patricia Du

The growing number of connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) provides an opportunity for service providers to develop new streams of revenue. For end users, IoT has the potential to...

Hello IoT, Goodbye Security Innocence

by: Bernd Kunze

2016 showed us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a game-changer when it comes to service provider networks.

Choose ID over IP. Please.

by: Lori MacVittie

I take lots of pictures. Sometimes I’m using WiFi. Other times I’m out by the pond (fishing, if you must know) and using my cell connection. Same house. Same location. And yet the geolocation information embedded into pictures taken in the same...

IoT Threats: A First Step into a Much Larger World of Mayhem

by: Raymond Pompon

So far, we’ve seen IoT Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on a Death Star scale. Even if your organization wasn’t a direct target...

You want big data? You can’t handle big data…

by: Lori MacVittie

Current infrastructure cannot handle the projected explosion of data, connections, and traffic as the world moves into the digital economy. We talk about the digital economy but we don’t often dive into the specifics of what that really means....

3 Things the Network Must Provide for IoT

by: Lori MacVittie

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a topic of interest. And while consumer oriented gadgets and gizmos tend to make headlines, it’s the behind the scenes, in the data center prep work being conducted by early adopters that remain more...

Nest Shutdown Demonstrates Importance of Apps to IoT

by: Lori MacVittie

If you haven’t heard, as reported by Mashable, Nest announced it was dropping support for one of its products on May 15. More than just dropping support, the product apparently ceased to work entirely.

IoT Security: Don't ignore the basics

by: Lori MacVittie

The Internet of Things (IoT) is certainly a topic of much discussion, though for many it remains a consumer-oriented fad that has yet to make a real impact on the enterprise. Unless, of course, you’re an enterprise that is taking advantage of...

Context is King

by: Lori MacVittie

The landscape is shifting on both sides of the business–apps and clients. The term “user” no longer means just a human being. It includes systems and things...

OK 2016, Now What?

by: Peter Silva

The Year of the (Fire) Monkey will soon be upon us (Feb 8th) and the curious, playful, smart, opportunistic and sometimes mischievous character could influence events throughout 2016. Whether you were born under the symbol or not, Monkeys thrive...

Things talking to Things Talking to Apps

by: Lori MacVittie

Smart leggings.   A portable Gluten sensor.    Wireless speaker in a light bulb. The number of “things” invading the market today is incredible, and every day brings something new and perhaps unexpected. The sheer volume...