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Security is Critical, But Doesn't Have To Be Scary

By Ken Briodagh

As Enterprise IoT gets ever more global, and the network and edge computing infrastructure that enables that global growth nears total ubiquity, security seems like an unbeatable hydra -- whenever a vulnerability is addressed, two more open up.

So, what to do?

We can’t abandon enterprise networking, and fully closed, air gapped networks aren’t actually feasible or functional. Luckily, Enterprise 5G offers a path or safer and more secure operations.

Private Enterprise 5G is both more secure than almost any other connectivity option, thanks to cellular’s protocol resiliency, and since it can be closely monitored in real-time, is also more visible to IT, making incursions by bad actors much easier to detect.

In addition, private enterprise 5G network solutions like HyperCore are enhancing enterprise Wi-Fi capabilities & security through Zero Trust policies to deliver LTE/5G to the operational equipment on-premise, enhancing and coexisting with the Wi-Fi network within the enterprise site.

Financial institutions in particular are keenly aware of the risks and looking to leverage cutting-edge 5G solutions to mitigate and eliminate those risks right now. Banks and insurance companies require a higher level of privacy and security both at the office and away from the institutions. They are using enterprise private 5G solutions to provide their employees zero trust level of security and privacy on their private devices at the office, and while they roam into public networks and wi-fi.

Seaports have to consider both physical and network security as they monitor their operations. They are installing and implementing private Enterprise 5G networks to provide independent isolated wireless cellular network connectivity around the port to manage cargo location, security cameras, and personnel. Solutions have to address specific connectivity needs in a wide area, highly dense metal environment with specific location identification requirements, optimized cost management and OT KPIs, and nothing currently does that better than Enterprise 5G.

Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Luke Bellos

Editorial Director

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