Wireless Reshaping IT/OT Network

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 @ 12:01 PM gHale

Wireless has been a part of networking for more than a decade, so it isn’t a new thing for network administrators to be aware of. But which wireless? What industry standard will be used? And what data and format must be captured and stored. These will be the real questions that must be answered

Most networks have the ability to include WiFi, IEEE802.11x. That’s basically old news. The benefits, and the problems, of WiFi are known, and techniques, procedures and policies are usually in place to protect the wireless portion of most modern day networks.

But the Internet of Things will make significant changes in the way network architectures are designed, and nowhere will those changes be more immediate or far-reaching than in the ways wireless systems are used. Simply put; there’s a lot more to this wireless issue than Wi-Fi.

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