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Microsoft launches IoT Hub Device Streams to ease connected device operations

January 23, 2019 / Digital Journal

For enterprises that rely on connected devices such as industrial sensors in their operations, making sure the hardware can be properly maintained is a major priority. It’s a need that Microsoft Corp. is looking to address with a new “internet of things” service called IoT Hub Device Streams. Launched today, the offering builds on the IoT Hub device management platform in Azure. It lets administrators log into a connected device that needs maintenance without requiring their company to relax its firewall policies. Typically, organizations block most forms of remote access to their systems to avoid opening the door to hackers. IoT Hub Device Streams facilitates secure access by routing traffic through the existing network link that a device managed via IoT Hub uses to connect to Azure.