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LOCH Named a ‘Cool Vendor’ the Gartner 2021 Edge Computing Report

May 27, 2021 | Blog

We are thrilled to announce that LOCH Technologies has been named a ‘Cool Vendor’ in the Gartner 2021 Edge Computing report, which highlights vendors who are solving the “complexity problem” of edge computing in a unique way. Building on our current momentum and rapid growth, the report is validation of our vision that, as wireless devices like IoT and IoMT become business-critical in enterprise environments, organizations must have the ability to discover and secure every wireless device in their asset network. For most organizations, wireless visibility and security remain critical challenges, even as they embrace technologies like 5G and the mobile edge.

On the whole, Gartner predicts that 15.8 billion IoT wireless devices will connect to enterprise networks by 2028 — 80% of those devices will be wireless. Still, a full 97% of enterprises have security concerns over the adoption of IoT. For organizations that want to secure their networks and implement Zero Trust Security initiatives, it will be a requirement to actively assess and mitigate threats for the full range of wireless devices. “Any IT organization that does not have a policy that defines how a device will connect to the network or has not tested all devices to ensure they act properly must discover, manage, secure and monitor all wireless. This is the case whether the device is Wi-Fi or cellular,” said Tim Zimmerman, VP Analyst at Gartner, in the report.

As the need for wireless security grows, we at LOCH will continue to help customers protect and secure their connected assets, as they embrace digital transformation and technologies like 5G and the mobile edge. With our Wireless Machine Vision platform and software-defined radio based AirShield sensor, enterprises can remain confident that every wireless device in their environment is visible, inventoried, and proactively secured, whether it is connected by Wi-Fi, cellular 3G/4G/5G, or any broad-spectrum LPWAN.

Our status as a Gartner Cool Vendor is a welcome validation of our mission to help organizations improve their security posture, reduce risk, and manage wireless data — and is a signal of bigger and better things to come!