VLANs make it easy for network administrators to separate a single switched network into multiple groups to match the functional and security requirements of their systems. However, VLANs are entirely virtual. They can be implemented without having to run new cables or make major changes in the existing network infrastructure.
In the past few years, there were lots of connectivity options available in the market and boosted many IoT deployments. With many possibilities around, researching and finding the best suits your demand specifics may take a challenge.
When connecting more than one Ethernet device in the same location, an Ethernet Switch is the way to go. It may seem simple, like plugging into an outlet strip, but there are significant considerations one must take to ensure your network is rock solid.
The need for network security only increases with time. As the Internet of Things becomes mainstream, new challenges are added to what was already a complex subject.