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Security Firm's Study Finds Thousands Of IoT Devices On Company Networks
- Aug 06, 2018 -

Network control firm Infoblox has released a report that finds employees are putting Internet of Things (IoT) devices on company networks at an increasing rate. According to a poll of 1,000 IT directors and 1,000 employees throughout four countries, the number of IoT devices on a company's network could be as high as 10 to 20 per employee, with a business often unaware of those devices.The report, titled "What's lurking on your network: Exposing the threat of shadow devices," found a higher-than-expected number of personal devices, including mobile phones, activity trackers, tablets and laptops. Infoblox refers to these network-consuming gadgets—tablets, smart phones and even smart televisions—as shadow devices, and says the study points to a growing security risk they might pose for companies. Infoblox, located in Santa Clara, Calif., provides its Actionable Network Intelligence solution for network management and security threats. The company commissioned its report to better understand the challenges that companies face when it comes to managing their enterprise networks in the face of the growing popularity of IoT devices.

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