The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the biggest themes at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover, but it isn’t all about the somewhat tired cliché of the networked fridge. In fact, the IoT is set to help companies from all sectors make enormous leaps forward in innovation. At the heart of everything is smart interaction between machines and equipment based on digital information. The resultant efficiency gains almost inevitably help to boost added value. To make sure this added value is not put at risk, companies need to roll out systems that will protect the equipment they've linked up to the Internet by stopping malicious would-be attackers in their tracks. The risks at play range from losing sensitive company information to outages in the digital process chain. Ultimately, if the Internet of Things is to help businesses boost their bottom line, then cyber attacks must be reliably identified and consistently shut down - and in real time. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity is at CeBIT 2017 to show visitors exactly how it's done.
The Munich-based security experts are exhibiting their truly comprehensive portfolio for IoT and IT security. Among the exhibits is the next-generation firewall "gateprotect Specialized Line", which has been developed specifically for IT environments requiring high-level protection. This solution allows users to set up a fine-grained policy that deflects even unknown malicious traffic. Rohde & Schwarz is also exhibiting for the first time the security solutions of web security firm DenyAll, which it recently took over. The web application firewalls (WAF) and web services firewalls (WSF) are designed to protect online portals and web services against attacks. The new product line for securely encrypting documents in cloud environments is also celebrating its premiere. This solution enables distributed teams and groups to collaborate on a secure and transparent basis. Collaboration workflows, full-text searches and more complex business processes can be implemented transparently and securely.