059 – Securing the Internet of Things

Securing remote IT sites is orders of magnitude more difficult than it was just a few short years ago. In addition to the traditional remote/branch office (ROBO) network, we’re now in the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing age.

With the number of connected devices exploding, getting a handle on securing it all is daunting. But Cybera has come up with an innovative solution. Using their software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology, they break the problem down into smaller bits; rather than securing “the network,” they secure the single user; the single device; the single app; and so on.

Doing it that way enables their solutions to scale in a way not previously possible, says Cybera President and Founder Cliff Duffey. He chats with ActualTech Partner James Green about how Cybera is redefining SD-WAN for the modern challenge of remote computing.

Highlights of the show include:

  • A short history of Cybera
  • Cybera’s unique approach to securing SD-WAN
  • How SD-WAN solutions have changed over time
  • Fuel pumps as IoT devices
  • How Cybera helped one of their retail gas customers reduce card fraud losses
  • Other use cases for SD-WAN security, including health care and kiosks

Resource links from the show:

Cybera — https://www.cybera.com/

What is SD-WAN? — https://www.cybera.com/secure-sd-wan/

Cybera case studies — https://www.cybera.com/use-cases/

Cybera solutions by vertical — https://www.cybera.com/solutions/

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