The Internet of Things is changing the way businesses manage network and data security by shifting their focus on data access using unified computing architectures rather than interoperability of various device platforms, CSO reported Monday.
David Braue writes that the emergence of bring-your-own device corporate policies has opened considerations on mobile device design, including the use of “sandboxing” or data enclaves and thin-client frameworks.
Kurt Roemer, chief security strategist at Citrix Systems, told CSO that thin-client frameworks work to provide a centralized computing environment that uses virtualization to enable remote employees to access data via their devices.
Matt Hyne, director of Citrix’s technology office and member of the Citrix CTO Council, noted that new security and application mechanisms are needed because the thin-client and sandboxing approaches may not be as relevant in the IoT context.
“Providing an end-to-end solution in this environment is particularly difficult, which is why we don’t want a high-touch endpoint,” he said.
He added that security should instead focus on flow points as well as identity management measures across cloud-based, on-site, remote desktop and IoT applications.