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Can microsegmentation help IoT security?

October 10, 2019 / BOB VIOLINO

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises some big benefits for organizations, such as greater insights about the performance of corporate assets and finished products, improved manufacturing processes, and better customer services. The nagging security issues related to IoT, unfortunately, remain a huge concern for companies and in some cases might be keeping them from moving forward with initiatives. One possible solution to at least some of the security risks of IoT is microsegmentation, a  concept in networking that experts say could help keep IoT environments under control. With microsegmentation, organizations create secure zones within their data centers and cloud environments that enable them to isolate workloads from each other and secure them individually. In IoT environments, microsegmentation can give companies greater control over the growing amount of lateral communication that occurs between devices, bypassing perimeter-focused security tools.