The COVID-19 health crisis has caused many companies to adopt remote work policies for employees, leading to significant upswing in the tread of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Because almost any physical device can become IoT-enabled by integrating cellular connectivity, the importance of securing IoT devices has never been greater.
According to a report from MarketsandMarkets, the global IoT security market size is expected to grow from $12.5 billion in 2020 to $36.6 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.9% during the forecast period. While there are a variety of IoT security solutions on the market, using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect IoT devices results in secure and reliable IoT data routing.
A VPN secures IoT connections by extending a company’s private network out to cellular connected devices. This allows the company’s application servers to communicate directly to cellular connected devices without requiring the devices to be directly connected to the Internet with public IP addresses.
VPNs essentially route Internet traffic through a server which may be located anywhere, and the connections appear as originating from the location of the server. A number of VPN IoT security solutions are available, including VPN software clients, pre-configured routers, customer-provided routers, cloud-based routers, and custom solutions.
Because most IoT devices don’t have the built-in firewalls and antivirus software found in PCs and smartphones, and the ones that do tend to be insufficient at best, a VPN can prevent outsiders from intercepting traffic. This provides companies with peace of mind knowing they have reliable encryption, authentication, privacy, and security of network traffic and data.
VPN solutions can be rapidly deployed and are designed to secure IoT networks by extending connections to mobile devices without using public IP addresses. KORE VPN solutions come with high-reliability, multi-path protection that offloads end-to-end encryption to the network, maximizing IoT device computer power.
KORE offers IoT security solutions to protect digital assets and ensure communication is restricted to trusted entities, providing visibility that helps companies keep a close eye on IoT traffic and manage devices so they perform their best.
IoT security solutions like KORE VPN empower businesses to mitigate the risk of data breaches, gain visibility into IoT communications, and encrypt data to strengthen protections.
To learn more about KORE VPN service options, get the datasheet “IoT Services: Virtual Private Networks.”
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