A system that determines who, when, and where people are allowed to enter or exit a facility or area.
The traditional form of access control is the use of door locks, but modern access control may include electronic systems and wireless locks. Access control may also apply to cybersecurity. The IoT requires a variety of access control and associated accounting schemes to support the various authorisation and usage models that are required by users. The heterogeneity and diversity of the devices/gateways that require access control will require new lightweight schemes to be developed.
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
Middleware integrates the diverse components of an IoT application by structuring communication, workflows, and business rules.
Security software provides encryption, access control, and identity protection to IoT solutions from data collection through end-user applications.
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