The Internet of Things is causing the worlds of informational technologies and operational technologies to collide, and this collision will only get louder as suppliers and enterprises confront its complexity, opportunities, and challenges. The IT and OT Convergence sector examines the communications and protocol technologies linking the physical and digital domains and vying to create the smart factories and next-generation industrial processes of the future. The next generation enterprise will also need to implement new technologies such as beacons, augmented and virtual reality, and innovative uses of wearable technologies to create a more seamless workplace of machines and people. Billions of new connected endpoints also require that security be a top priority from the shop floor through to the data center. Finally, special focus is given to key markets that present some of the greatest complexities and opportunities as IT and OT merge and compete, including smart transportation, smart cities, and industrial robotics.
The report analyzes the M2M application security market. The first part looks at the vulnerabilities of M2M applications and the implications of such insecurities on verticals such as the automotive sector, industrial control systems, and eHealth. The second part looks at the development of a niche security market for M2M applications, driven by open-source initiatives and Internet of Things middleware. This part includes a regional breakdown of M2M application security revenues. The last part looks at 5 visionary vendors in the M2M market offering viable solutions for securing M2M applications.