Cloud computing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are opening up all kinds of new horizons for manufacturing and industry. From connected cars and smart cities to real-time analytics and 5G mobile, IIoT sensors are generating data in unprecedented volumes. Many factory systems, however, rely on sensors and actuators with built-in time constraints. Any delay sending a signal to the cloud and receiving back a response could prove critical. The answer is a distributed virtualized platform that enables essential device processing, storage and networking services to occur locally while remaining connected to the public cloud infrastructure. Encryption is a tried and tested way to secure the many millions of connections in such a complex environment. Robust protection for digital communications is possible using enterprise virtual private networks (VPNs).
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