D-Link understands that consumers are rightly concerned about security when it comes to the Internet of Things, which is why it’s partnering with Afero to ensure its products are as secure as possible.

Afero is a leading provider of an ultra-secure edge-to-cloud enterprise IoT platform, and is well placed to help D-Link secure its IoT products. There are plenty of products that will need securing, however. D-Link current offers a range of sensors, smart plugs, and security cameras, amongst other products.

“We are especially happy to be working with Afero, one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things. The D-Link Smart Water Sensor system leverages the Afero IoT Platform for its security, reliability, and ease-of-use,” states Jack McGuigan, VP of sales at D-Link.

“In addition to the elegant on-boarding, Afero provides a scalable, cloud platform for an array of solutions to address the needs of insurance customers.”

Gartner estimates that over 8.4 billion “connected things” will be in use worldwide in 2017 and that figure is anticipated to reach more than 20 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services is expected to reach close to $2 trillion in 2017.

“For over 30 years, D-Link has delivered award-winning communication solutions to the home and to the enterprise,” adds Afero CEO Joe Britt.

“We are tremendously excited that D-Link has partnered with us to combine our technology innovation with their trusted brand, which will enable their customers, both enterprise and consumers, to on-board devices quickly and deploy rich IoT solutions easily and rapidly.”

D-Link’s partnership with Afero should ensure that its products remain outside rapidly growing botnets, which have become a big problem in the IoT space. This includes botnets such as Reaper and Mirai which have already spread throughout hundreds of thousands of devices, including IoT sensors, hubs and routers.

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