“Connected edge and IoT networks pose a significant security risk to a business as they expand the susceptibility of the enterprise IT network. In response to this risk Infinidat and VMware offer a validated framework from which current and future enterprise customers can build consistent, innovative security infrastructures in a software defined data center (SDDC) environment,” said Ken Steinhardt, Field CTO at Infinidat.
The framework addresses and provides a solution to three key challenges:
●Protecting against IoT and edge security threats
●Improving network management via a scalable back-end security monitoring platform, designed to analyse data from current and evolving CPE
●Ensuring compliance and operational efficiencies, which are both auditable and scalable as well as cost-efficient
“Reducing risk across the IoT threat landscape is the top priority on every CIO’s technology agenda,” continued Ken Steinhardt, Field CTO at Infinidat. “It’s a compelling start to any conversation, when we say we can increase security event detection in parallel to reducing risk from data breaches, fraud or IP thefts. This collaboration is a significant step forward in addressing that vulnerability and shortfall.”
Whilst cyber-attacks on IoT devices increased by 300% in 2019 according to F-Secure, IT and security teams have the added pressure of being able to demonstrate compliance. However, in today’s environment very few teams, with large device networks, have the ability to effectively and efficiently meet this need. Reducing the complexity and cost of storage infrastructures can also lead to improved audit capabilities and reporting, which goes a long way to meeting compliance demands in the short and long term.The VMware Validated Design (VVD) framework is complemented by Infinidat’s multi-petabyte scale data storage capabilities, which enables previously unattainable scale, performance, cost-efficiency and volume of data retained to be achieved while improving data visibility, control and risk mitigation.