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The 10 Biggest IoT News Stories Of 2019

GE Digital does a 180 on its spin-off plans, two semiconductor companies merge to build a major IoT business, and IoT software providers invest in their consulting and system integration capabilities. These are the biggest IoT news stories from this year.

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1. The Year Of IoT Security Acquisitions

2019 was a big year for IoT security companies getting acquired. At least five significant acquisitions happened, thanks to growing ambitions from Tenable, Cisco Systems, Palo Alto Networks, Accenture and Check Point Software Technologies. Tenable paid $78 million to acquire industrial security startup Indegy to extend its operational technology, or OT, expertise and capabilities. Cisco bought industrial IoT security company Sentryo to protect OT endpoints on the network. Palo Alto Network's $75 million purchase of Zingbox will allow it to offer IoT security as an integrated service. Accenture scooped up research and consulting firm Déjà vu Security. And Check Point took over device firmware protection startup Cymplify to protect devices against zero-day attacks.

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