Manufacturer Usage Descriptions otherwise known as “MUD” facilitate’s device visibility and segmentation by allowing your network administrators to effortlessly identify a specific type of IoT device and then define the appropriate behaviors for that device. IoT manufacturers are able to disclose to us what devices are on the network, and what network policies they need for the devices to correctly function. This whitelist statement is something that customers can use to deploy access policies in their own networks without any guesswork.
As per Gartner, the analysis of the IoT information collected will lead to the transformation of the data and eliminate 80 percent of business processes or products by 2020. The rapid spread of the IoT will create a new style of data analytics thanks to the ever cheaper sensors that are or soon will go to all types of new products.
The convergence of the cloud, mobile, big data, social and other sensors, is generating huge new opportunities for companies to offer their customers and employees services and modes of interaction that were previously unimaginable.
People, things, machines and processes are becoming increasingly networked, creating a permanent channel between the real world and the virtual dimension, and revolutionizing the way we interact with all not only in the private sphere but also in the work context and business.