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Looking towards 5G, Kentik claims security answer for IoT woes

As 5G networks begin to take form in the standardization process, and the number of IoT devices out in the wild continues to grow, the Mirai botnet served as a jagged reminder of the dangers that this device footprint could pose to enterprises. With crushing DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks a severe problem for businesses, Kentik is hoping that it can become an indispensable tool for enterprises and operators worried by the scale of IoT growth, which could be accelerated further by 5G. Kentik’s VP of product marketing, Alex Henthorn-Iwane, explained that Kentik isn’t rooted squarely in AI or IoT, but strongly overlaps both fields. Fundamentally an analytics tool, used by operators and networks, Henthorn-Iwane said that Kentik is…

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