Originally published January 23, 2018
At the IoT Evolution Expo conference at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., Cradlepoint, the provider in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions that provide a pathway to 5G, announced all-inclusive cloud service packages for its Internet of Things (IoT) network solutions that include Software-Defined Perimeter technology for secure device-to-cloud connectivity. This is the second major product announcement from Cradlepoint under its new NetCloud Solution Packages model, which launched Jan. 16, 2018.
Organisations of all sizes are deploying IoT solutions over cellular 4G LTE networks to enable new business opportunities, streamline operations and reduce costs. However, according to a 2017 survey report by James Brehm & Associates, over half of the 416 respondents cited the need for better IoT security, with 65% listing security as a significant barrier to expanding their deployments.
The second highest barrier was the cost-to-deploy at 48%. Simply offering low-cost hardware doesn’t sufficiently address the mounting security and device management challenges faced by companies with sprawling IoT deployments.