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Microsoft Makes Bid for IoT Devices with Linux and CASB

May 16, 2018

Microsoft recently announced Azure Sphere, a platform designed to, according to the company, “secure and power the intelligent edge.” Above and beyond acting as a means for companies to lock down the IoT devices whose numbers are growing by the day, Azure Sphere acts as a proof point for the ways in which Linux and a cloud-assisted security broker model make sense for companies seeking to increasingly leverage IoT.

With IoT devices expanding in the billions, large organizations are looking for ways to trust IoT device security deployments through long life cycles to cut the costs while gaining control over a wide variety of possible IoT applications.

The Microsoft Azure Sphere ecosystem comes with a control plane that manages IoT endpoint security, app download, authentication and attestation.

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