The installed base of IoT endpoints will reach over 36 billion units by end of 2021.*

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Step 1: Simplify and expand IT’s control

Ask yourself

Will your organization benefit from connecting your extended enterprise (warehouses, distribution centers, and outdoor spaces) to your IT network?

Something to consider

You can increase operational efficiencies, security, and service levels by bringing industrial, IoT, and outdoor environments into the IT fold.

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Benefits: Expand IT reach beyond the traditional enterprise network. Use Cisco’s latest intent-based networking technologies and ruggedized network devices to power policy-based automation, service assurance, and security.

Did you know?

By 2020, 46% of network devices will be machine-to-machine (M2M)/IoT.

Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index report, 2016.

Step 2: Enhance IoT security

Ask yourself

Are you concerned that IoT endpoint-related security risks might harm your extended network?

Something to consider

Identifying different device types and categories (sensors, cameras, machines) can facilitate network segmentation and prevent threats from propagating.

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Benefits: Enhance visibility and access control for devices that are typically not under IT control. Set up the network for policy-based segmentation to minimize the IoT attack surface.

Did you know?

Attackers can infect 100,000 IoT devices in 24 hours.

Source: Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report.

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Step 3: Automate at scale

Ask yourself

Can your IT team easily manage and deploy connectivity to scale to multiple facilities in the extended enterprise?

Something to consider

By centralizing management, IT can simplify deployment and operations of the ruggedized IoT network across the extended enterprise.

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Benefits: Deploy centralized segmentation and policy management beyond the traditional corporate network to the extended enterprise. Increase operational efficiency and reduce exposure to threats.

Did you know?

Automation can save 61% in network operating costs.

Source: Internal TCO analysis with large enterprise customer.

Step 4: Increase visibility and assurance

Ask yourself

Do you have visibility across your entire organization?

Something to consider

The critical factor for these environments is availability of the network and related business processes. Without visibility, IT and your business are driving blind.

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Benefits: Get proactive troubleshooting to prevent issues before service levels are impacted.

Did you know?

Network monitoring is in the top three resource-intensive activities.

Source: Cisco and McKinsey automation research, 2017.