Infinidat announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with VMware for the development and commercialization of a complete software-defined data center solution that addresses current and future security threats of the IoT Edge.
“All industries are going through an important process of digital transformation, leveraging technology to improve the customer experience, operational efficiency and business agility, while generating competitive advantages,” says Daniel Cruz, head of Infinidat Channel for Southern Europe. “IoT solutions play an essential role in the pursuit of these goals, as they allow the extension of control of physical assets through software to optimize performance and improve flexibility.”
According to a recent IDC1 study, it is predicted that by 2023 there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices. However, the data also shows that large enterprises (with between 10,000 and 25,000 devices in their IT infrastructure) are using obsolete devices that are susceptible to failure. For its part, the latest report from Unit 422 on threats to IoT environments indicates that nearly three quarters of security professionals consider that their current controls are inadequate for IoT devices and unmanageable, which makes their organization vulnerable. to new threats. specifically intended for networks of this type.
“Edge and IoT networks pose a significant security risk for businesses because they increase the propensity of the corporate network to cyberattacks,” said Ken Steinhardt, field technical director at Infinidat. “In response to this serious risk, Infinidat and VMware are announcing a framework that will allow customers to create innovative and consistent security infrastructures in a software-defined environment.”
Infinidat and VMware join forces to secure IoT environments
The framework now presented by Infinidat and VMware responds and provides a solution to three major challenges:
Protect the organization against security threats from IoT and Edge networks. Improve network management with a scalable back-end security monitoring platform designed to analyze current and future CPE data. Ensure compliance and operational efficiency with verifiable, scalable and cost-effective solutions.
“Reducing the risk to threats to the security of IoT networks is a top priority for any CIO,” says Daniel Cruz. “This is why these managers show interest when we tell them that we are able to increase detection of security events in parallel to reduce the risk of data breach, fraud or IP theft. This collaboration is an important step forward in addressing this vulnerability and this gap “.
In addition to cyber attacks on IoT devices increasing by 300% in 2019 (according to data from F-Secure 3), security and IT equipment in general are still under the added pressure of compliance. Reducing the complexity and cost of storage infrastructure leads to better auditing and reporting capabilities, which go a long way to meeting short and long term compliance requirements.
The VMware Validated Design (VVD) framework is complemented by Infinidat’s petabyte-scale data storage capabilities, which allow you to achieve unprecedented levels of scalability, performance, profitability, and data retention. data, while improving data visibility, control and risk mitigation.
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