Edge Computing: The Security Imperative
Imagine trillion of sensors creating a distributed IT environment all the way from the core datacenter to physical locations near users and data. While edge computing offers numerous benefits to businesses, it also increases the risks with expanded attack surface. The network edge security must be top-of-mind for service providers seeking to stay ahead of the cyber threats expansion, and be future ready.
Edge computing approach is introduced with the aim of resolving the cloud technology based disadvantages. The edge network in distributed computing falls between all the cloud and end-users, putting end-users with cloud services much closed (Sayad, 2018). Hence this offers enormous real-time data collection, reduces latency, low operating costs, high interoperability and increases consumer satisfaction. The most difficult issue impacting edge technology’s performance is a violation of the security and confidentiality of almost all the devices which are connected with it.