Trust Is the Lifeblood of Consumer IoT

KRISTINA PODNAR | July 12, 2019

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Just like all businesses, technology manufacturers exist to make a profit, and the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) presented limitless opportunities. Not wanting to miss out, the first businesses to grasp the potential of this new market got their products out as quickly as they could, prioritizing speed and functionality while leaving security as an afterthought – if it was a thought at all.As a result, many of the first wave of IoT devices lacked the ability to update software or firmware. So, even when new vulnerabilities were discovered, there was no way to patch them, and hackers wasted little time taking advantage. (New vulnerabilities continue to be discovered today, by the way, even with older firmware.)

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temperature @lert

Temperature is a significant threat to companies around the world, especially in data centers, server and telecommunications rooms, biotechnology/pharmaceutical/medical facilities and companies requiring commercial refrigeration. A temperature change can cost thousands, if not millions of dollars in damage and lost productivity. Temperature@lert’s cloud-based temperature monitoring solutions provide real-time alerts and historic records to allow customers to immediately react to potentially disastrous temperature fluctuations and provide logs for regulatory requirements. Temperature@lert has more than 40,000 devices installed in over 50 countries around the globe. Temperature@lert systems are protecting over $1,000,000,000 of customer assets.

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