The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. And with the number of devices connected to the internet expected to reach the billions, it’s going to cause a big wave. As companies and organizations begin to feel this wave, they will look for a smart way to secure and manage devices. They will also face many challenges. One of the most significant challenges they face include managing different devices spread out across many locations. It’s enough to wonder if secure IoT endpoint management is even possible.
But it is.
In his recent article, Stratodesk CEO, Emanuel Pirker, explains that thanks to advancements in IoT management, we can expect to see more IoT devices in the workplaces of the future.
“Imagine a world where everything is connected” says Pirker, “Hospital staff, remote workers and employees simply walk into a room. Lights switch on, computers boot up, and are automatically logged into with all the apps and data workers need. This is already possible, thanks to NoTouch IoT”
What is NoTouch IoT?
Simply put, NoTouch IoT allows end users to connect their devices with Azure IoT, AWS, Node-RED, and anything with a web based capture interface. It is available as a Linux based OS able to power IoT devices, including the Raspberry Pi, and connects to NoTouch Center – the on premises or Cloud based automated management solution for both IoT and x86 devices.
This means that IT gets the same access to advanced NoTouch Center features, like live inheritance of settings and automatic discovery and configuration of endpoints, for their IoT devices as they would traditional x86 devices.
With IoT Endpoint Management, Complexity Becomes Opportunity
NoTouch software combined with your IoT devices creates opportunity. It solves advanced use cases facing businesses and organizations of all sizes as they make the transition to IoT.
For example, thanks to the next generation IoT device powered by Stratodesk software, schools, healthcare, enterprises and beyond have unparalleled secure and easy access to endpoints. By powering and managing a plethora of different devices, IT management across multiple industries now has access to a more flexible and tailored network than ever before.
Things like enabling printing in VDI without the need for printer drivers installed at local branches, logging users into their desktop sessions via proximity authentication, and more are already a reality thanks to the Stratodesk NoTouch ecosystem.
Will IoT Devices Eventually Replace Legacy Devices?
It certainly seems that way. As IoT becomes mainstream in the workplaces of tomorrow, devices like the laptop PC and desk phones will no longer be required. Workers can securely take their Skype for Business Sessions with them wherever they go, can access all the apps and data they need on a device cheaper and smaller than even cutting edge, x86 Thin Clients, and more.
As Emanuel Pirker writes:
“The IoT endpoint, which is capable of more than just delivering virtual apps and desktops, will become a mainstay in the workplace. With its low cost and ability to deliver the full effect of traditional Thin Clients, IoT endpoints will be able to solve: instantly logging users into their sessions, streamlining virtual meetings, and enabling smart meeting rooms.
Our software can do all of this and more, including solving the IoT security problem by providing a low footprint OS that fights against common exploits and third party applications.”