Nokia beefs-up IoT security with network-wide tool

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Nokia has launched a network-wide tool called NetGuard this morning, providing operators with an easy-to-use platform to monitor and control all the multi-vendor security systems deployed across its telecommunications network.

Since moving away from their handset business – after selling the division to Microsoft in 2013 – Nokia has focused on its network...

By Ryan Daws, 02 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Why this year’s CES showed the IoT is here to stay

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CES 2016, the year’s hottest trade show for consumer electronics, featured a broad swath of tech products across a large number of industries. However, one cohesive theme resounded: the IoT is firmly here, and those that wish to remain relevant had best get on board. The increased viability of...

By Eran Eshed, 01 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Wearables.

myDevices launches drag and drop IoT project builder Cayenne

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IoT solutions provider myDevices has launched Cayenne, a tool for developers which is claimed to be the first drag and drop IoT project builder.

The platform enables the connection of devices, visualisation of data, application of complicated rules and interaction with their connected customers. The launch of Cayenne makes available the versatile device and connectivity agnostic platform, rolled out in October 2015, to the developer and maker community.

The Cayenne solution comes...

By IoT News, 29 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

i-Motors project will lead to improved cars, smarter cities

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If you're an avid reader of IoT Tech, or just follow the industry, you'll know the Internet of Things is still a mess of standards vying for attention. A new "i-Motors" project is jumping in the fray and hopes to finally standardise how connected vehicles communicate with one another, and to other machines in a bid to make our cities smarter. 

A potential key...

By Ryan Daws, 28 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Industrial Internet of Things market to reach $150bn by 2020

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is expected to be worth $151.01 billion (£106.6bn) by 2020, according to a report from Research and Markets.

The IIoT is expected to create avenues for various sectors such as manufacturing, metals and mining, and healthcare. Production processes are slated to be transformed and this will facilitate optimum utilisation of resources, better decision-making, enhanced asset monitoring and improved collaboration while creating avenues to...

By IoT News, 27 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT.

Low power wide area network connectivity augmented for IoT

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A report from Frost & Sullivan has examined the key growth areas in the low power wide area network (LPWAN) space, and argues it will account for a “significant” share of Internet of Things (IoT) connections by 2020.

Low power wide area networks (LPWAN), which possess low data rate, can back millions of devices that generate small volumes of data and require extended range and energy efficient networks. Intense competition exists in this space between proprietary...

By IoT News, 26 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

ForeScout secures $76m funding to accelerate development in IoT security

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ForeScout Technologies, a company which aims to provide ‘agentless’ cybersecurity, has announced it has raised $76 million (£53.2m) in funding to accelerate leadership in the “underserved” Internet of Things (IoT) security space.

The round of funding for the California-based company, which currently possesses a valuation of $1 billion, was led by Wellington Management. ForeScout has seen its valuation triple in the past year and a half even as its...

By IoT News, 25 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Sigfox provides IoT network in Antarctica - part of humanitarian work

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Not long ago I was on a WiFi-enabled flight thinking about just how incredible that is, but also how it was more reliable than my connection at home was during that period. This led me to think even higher above my head, to astronauts in the ISS, who also have an internet connection (however slow.) 

Sigfox is using its expertise to build an IoT network in...

By Ryan Daws, 20 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT.

Vectra Networks reveals worrying vulnerability in IoT devices

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Threat management provider Vectra Networks has revealed a potentially alarming security hack in a Wi-Fi-enabled camera – which could have repercussions for other IoT devices.

The experiment, carried out by Vectra Threat Labs, found the researchers were able to reprogram a D-Link Wi-Fi camera, priced at $30, to function as a network backdoor without halting the camera’s option. In theory, hackers could have full access to an organisation’s network bypassing traditional...

By IoT News, 18 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.