BROKEN AND DISCONNECTED: A NEW APPROACH TO SECURITY CONNECTIONS IS NEEDED

| May 17, 2018

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Digital transformation (DX) has brought new business capabilities to enterprises while simultaneously exposing new security risks. Network defenses that use a patchwork of disaggregated multivendor products are no longer effective within distributed network structures, where data often resides in various isolated environments and siloed applications.

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"With more than ten years of experience, Silver Spring Networks is the leader in networking technologies that modernize today’s power grid. We have delivered over 20 million Silver Spring-enabled devices, which our utility partners rely on, in concert with our software and services, to improve energy management and efficiency. Silver Spring securely connects consumers and utility providers through powerful and proven energy networks that can be easily expanded as needs evolve. Our open, standards-based networking solutions enable all energy devices, from in-home energy devices to smart meters to load control devices, to connect together to deliver the highest performance possible. By connecting homes and businesses directly with their local utility, we help everyone manage and integrate renewable energy sources better, bringing greater energy efficiency to the planet and our world – brilliantly. "

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