What Shadow IoT Is and How to Mitigate the Risk

| September 19, 2019

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The line between reality and science fiction is beginning to blur. Scenarios that used to be reserved for movies such as Terminator, The Matrix or Inception are quickly becoming a part of our daily lives. The internet itself is something of a technological miracle. Who could have imagined that we could develop a way to connect the far reaches of the globe into one massive system, and all in the span of a few decades? But things haven’t stopped there. In fact, what we’re seeing today is the next step in the evolution of the internet. This new step is defined by a tendency to connect more and more devices to the web, leading to what’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). The numbers speak for themselves. In 2017 there were over 8.4 billion IoT devices, and the number is projected to reach 30 billion by 2020, while the market value of IoT is estimated to reach $7.1 trillion in the same year.

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ENTO was initiated in response to a demand for a low-cost, low-maintenance product, using cutting-edge technology on the Sigfox and LoRaWAN networks. To achieve this, we use an innovative, new technology called the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Instead of only being able to connect a device to a network, the IoT allows us to connect a multitude of devices together in one, interconnected network. ENTO can deliver a network of smart sensors, operating on Sigfox, LoRaWAN or a private network, to capture in real-time, the status of assets, to monitor the environment and ensure personal health and safety.

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ENTO was initiated in response to a demand for a low-cost, low-maintenance product, using cutting-edge technology on the Sigfox and LoRaWAN networks. To achieve this, we use an innovative, new technology called the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Instead of only being able to connect a device to a network, the IoT allows us to connect a multitude of devices together in one, interconnected network. ENTO can deliver a network of smart sensors, operating on Sigfox, LoRaWAN or a private network, to capture in real-time, the status of assets, to monitor the environment and ensure personal health and safety.

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