Industrial networks often contain highly sensitive or classified information. Everything from personal employee information to proprietary product formulations—and even vital financial accounts—are stored on business networks. It’s clear why many major companies treat network security very seriously—at least on the surface.
ustrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployments have accelerated in recent years. The sharpest rise occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, when IIoT adoption surged after the second quarter of 2020. As of 2021, 77 percent of companies surveyed report having at least one active IoT project.
We have written about the importance of the edge for quite some time now, so we are very familiar with how important edge computing is for many IoT systems and applications.
A recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that IoT spending will reach $772.5 billion this year. The manufacturing industry is expected to lead this IoT investment, with estimated expenditures hitting $189 billion.