101 Guides: Future of Telecom and Security Products

Technology is something that has evolved rapidly in the recent past. The conveniences that we have today due to technological advancements were not even imagined ten years ago. However, there is no doubt that these advancements have made life more secure. One of the key areas of technological advancements is related to security products. In the recent past, products like burglar alarms, CCTV camera systems, and system security products

The expected future of telecom and Security Products

It is very obvious that the most expected change in any technological product is that the technology would advance and the product would become less dependent on human control. Here are few parameters that provide a highlight of the expected future of security products.

1.   The Use of Artificial Intelligence for telecom and security products

Today, a lot of products related to the system and network security require a lot of human interaction. For instance, when there is a network threat or a virus attack, an anti-virus scan cannot be executed until a system administrator executes the process manually. Things are expected to move ahead with this process.

  • In case of system threats, protection programs are expected to be completely artificial intelligence based in the near future. For instance, if a network is attacked by a virus, the prevention and protection process would be initiated automatically. Other than that, the system would be advanced enough to identify a virus attack and initiate a prevention plan on its own. These days, artificial intelligence is being used but does not have the needed level of acceptability. People still believe in executing security processes through manual commands.

  • Through automated implications, a higher level of information security is expected to be attained. For instance, if a manual protection method initiated through human commands, the chance of making a mistake is still there. For instance, the security process may be initiated after a proper virus attacked has been launched. On the other hand, when a process backed by voice commands is initiated, the chances of anything going wrong do not exist.

  • One of the key artificial intelligence methods expected to be used in the future on a massive scale for information security is robotics. For instance, to protect bank lockers, it is expected that robots would be used instead of humans. This is a much more secure option as humans tend to make mistakes a room for error is always there when they are performing a task. This is not the case when robots are doing the job instead. Other than that, this is also an economical option as robots do not need to be hired on salaries and they work without getting exhausted.

  • Artificial intelligence procedures based on voice commands are expected to take network security to another level. Companies do have a fear of their network being accessed by people who are not authenticated and would use the connections of the organizations in a negative manner. This problem can be avoided if the network has a security based on voice commands. Through artificial intelligence methods, the network would only be activated when it receives voice commands from the authenticate personnel. This is something that is expected to be seen in the near future in terms of network and information security.

2.   Implementation of Cloud Computing on a complete scale

A lot of people would have heard about cloud computing but very few know how it works. In addition to that, people do not have complete clarity about why cloud computing is being used instead of the conventional storage servers. In simple terms, cloud computing refers to storing data and accessing networks through virtual servers instead of the conventional physical ones.

  • Physical storage devices are not completely dependable in case of data security

Even the most secure hard drives get crashed and there is no assurance that your data would be secure if you are using physical storage devices. For instance, consider that you have important historical data of your company on your official laptop and your hard drive gets infected by malware. This does happen even when you have an important anti-virus application installed. If you miss out any update, the application would stop system protection. This is when storage devices get infected.

Server crashes can prove to be very damaging to any company. Due to a server crash, a company can lose precious data collected over a number of years. The virus is not the only reason due to which physical memory servers get crashed. In some cases, there are bad sectors in the server memory due to which it eventually crashes. In most situations, recovering the crashed server memory proves to be an impossible task.

On a comparative scale, cloud computing a much safer and faster option. With the help of cloud computing, all your data would be stored on virtual servers instead of physical ones.

  • Security products are expected to be developed using the cloud computing architecture

With the help of cloud computing architecture, data is stored on virtual servers instead of physical ones. The memory capacity of virtual servers is much more than physical ones. In addition to that, when you are using physical servers, memory enhancement is not a complicated process by any means. You do not have to purchase additional memory chips to store your data. Instead, you can use cloud computing architecture to enhance your server memory online.

For communication purposes, a network communication server is required. The data packets are exchanged between the sender and the receiver through this server. If you have a physical server in place, all the information packets would be exchanged to it. However, in the near future, all network-based servers are expected to be constructed through the cloud computing architecture. This simply means that you would not have a tall physical server occupying a lot of places. With the help of cloud computing mechanism, you can your servers operated online

When you talk about a physical network server, its chances of getting attacked by a malicious program or virus are more than on a cloud-based server.  Servers being used through this architecture are already being protected by state of the art network-based protection applications. In the future, the security standard of these applications is expected to advance as well.

3.   The role of Incident Response mechanism and its role in the network security procedure

With the passage of time, the procedure of dealing with network security problems is becoming more and more organized. One of the major steps in this relation is the Incident Response system. Through this system, a security breach is identified on time along with its level and related measures are taken in a timely manner.

  • In the future, it is expected that the incident response infrastructure would be implemented in all kinds of companies including small scaled enterprises.

  • The Incident Response mechanism is implemented with the help of an Incident Response Team [IRT]. This team comprises mainly of network security professionals as well as other IT experts.

  • When there is a security breach or network attack, the IRT determines the level of attack on the basis of levels defined. In severe cases, even the entire server can crash and cause major problems for the company.

  • In worst cases, companies also execute the security BRP (Business Resumption Plan). Through this plan, companies shift their entire departments to an offsite workplace and execute operations from there until the security problem has been resolved in a complete manner.

4.   The Future of Business Resumption Planning and Virtual Work Places

Business Resumption Planning is expected to be a widely implemented process in the near future. After few years, every organization irrespective of the size that it has would have a fully functional workplace.

  • Few big scaled companies have already constructed remote workplaces where employees are shifted in case of a network security problem or server crash. In most cases, a server crash can simply paralyze a department in a complete manner. For instance, if a company is using an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and its server crashes, none of the departments using the ERP application would be able to function in a proper manner.

  • Through a business resumption plan, companies have alternate servers through which they do not have to fear any issues related to the servers getting crashed. The alternate server is updated on day to day basis so that there are no problems if the server crashes suddenly.

  • Business resumption planning is something that is expected to be very common in the near future. These days, even small scaled companies are implementing this mechanism so that there are no problems when the main server crashes due to any problem.

  • A lot of companies do provide remote working facility to the user. In the future, this is expected to increase and employees would be working remotely and accessing all their company servers without being present at their work site. This is exactly what companies are expecting to achieve through cloud computing.

  • With so many malicious threats to networking servers, having an alternate server has become a necessity. Thus most organizations are aiming at having alternate servers so that they do not suffer any loss in case of a virus attack.

5.   Network-based system protection

With the passage of time, the option of having standalone servers is simply dying out. Everything is becoming network based on the passage of time. In the future, system protection mechanisms are also expected to become network based.

  • One of the key purposes of cloud computing is to use network-based servers instead of the conventional physical servers. These physical servers apply a high cost to companies and also have a problem with not working due to numerous reasons. For instance, if you have a physical server and there is a power outage, the server may stop working. Thus, in the future, companies are expected to move completely towards cloud-based servers. Apart from having a small cost factor, these servers are expected to offer numerous other benefits to the user.

  • Cloud-based servers are network-based which simply means that they can be accessed on the remote basis. For network security, this would be essential in the future. When a server is cloud-based, a protection process can be executed from any machine and you do not need to use a particular standalone physical server.

  • Standalone physical servers are also expected to be completely out of vogue because they can produce various problems if they stop working. For instance, if a particular standalone server stops working due to a virus attack or malware, the entire network controlled by the server would become paralyzed. In the past, companies have suffered large scaled losses when their servers have stopped working, On the other hand, when the servers are cloud-based, such problems do not take place as everything is network based. Thus, even small scaled companies are expected to move towards cloud-based servers so that remote protection can be provided and the entire network does not become dependent on a single machine.

  • One of the other reasons due to which companies are moving towards cloud-based machines is globalization. This trend is expected to increase a lot in the future. Thus, companies are expected to move towards network-based servers so that their data can be accessed and controlled from different locations. Accessing a standalone server from a distant location is possible but the speed of data access is quite slow. Thus, companies are expected to move towards network-based servers so that this dependence can be eliminated.

6.   4th Generation (4G) connectivity and enhanced data access speed

4G is expected to be a better option than 3G in terms of networking speed. Thus, it would be a better alternative for accessing large-sized data.

If you go down four to five years in the past, the concept of 3rd generation (3G) in terms of network speed was not that common. However, at present, 3G has started to become obsolete as the data capacity that organizations have has increased on a major scale. Thus, companies are expected to move towards 4G which is a higher tier in terms of network speed.

  • These days, accessing data in GigaBytes is nothing extraordinary and small scaled companies access data in that capacity. To access a data of such capacity, it is important that an adequate network speed is also available. This is exactly what is expected to be seen in terms of networking speed.

  • With both smartphones and computers have high storage capacity; users are developing the trend of downloading very heavy applications including games and system management soft wares. A lot of users even have ERP's on their smartphones. To utilize so much capacity online, it is important that the smartphone or system has access to an adequate network speed. Thus, in the future, 4G is expected to take over 3G on a complete scale. Like any other network speed parameter, 3G also has its limitations and it is expected in the future that users would be accessing and downloading data in TeraBytes. Considering the limitations of 3G networking, it is expected to be replaced completely by 4G networking.

7.   Much higher investments for network security

With the passage of time, everything is becoming network based. This is one of the key parameters related to the future of telecom and security products. However, when important data is being stored online, the risks related to network-based storage also need to be analyzed.

  • One of the key parameters related to the future of telecom and security products is that companies would enhance their investments for network security. This is a key requirement if data needs to be stored on network-based servers without going through any security problem.  This investment would be made to procure the finest network protection applications which would have the ability to stop and combat the toughest malicious attempts.

The Trend of smartphones and portable devices

With the passage of time, the use of laptops is simply fading out. These days, you would see most people handling their work-related tasks using tablets and smartphones. This is simply because these devices are more compatible and easier to carry. The trend of these devices would increase and this can be counted as an important parameter related to telecom and security products.

  • Using a smartphone is not like using any normal phone. This is simply because these devices can be used for various other purposes apart from making calls. As a user, you can make even develop applications using a programming interface on your smartphone. Other than that, there is an app for almost everything. For instance, if you want to identify a location direction, you have numerous GPS apps to help you out.

An insight of the future of telecommunication

When you talk about the future of telecommunication, there are several things which seem expected in the years to come. These factors have been determined on the basis of the research work that has been completed by telecommunication experts. Here are few things that you can expect in the near future in the telecommunication area.

Introduction and evolution of 5G technology

Technology is something that always grows and that too at a rapid pace. A few years back, the 3G {third generation technology} seemed nothing more than an impossible dream. However, in the recent years, 3G was introduced, reached its maximum level of popularity and is now being replaced by 4G. The future of telecommunication would mark the introduction of 5G and its evolution on a great scale as well. Here is how 5G would be better than 4G.

  • In accordance with the research work that has been carried by networking experts, 5G would have a much faster data transfer speed. Even though 4G is also quite quick but 5G is expected to take data transfer to the next level. Even though data in Terabytes can be transferred with the help of 4G technology but the time required for these transfers is quite long. 5G technology is expected to bring down the data transfer duration by a big margin.

  • Some of the biggest organizations operating globally are expected to make large investments in this technological development and enhancement. By the year 2020, large-scaled as well as medium scaled companies are expected to move completely towards 5G technology. This would help them in transferring large sized data at a much faster pace. With the passage of time, the data size that companies are storing is increasing at a rapid pace.  For this purpose, they need a faster technological framework. This is exactly what 5G technology is expected to accomplish. In the future, most companies are expected to move towards this technology for better data transfer options.

  • Network-based advancements are expected to provide a lot of convenience to the users in the future. One of these advancements is related to autonomous cars. This is expected in the near future. Cars would be auto driven and they would be controlled with the help of a powerful GPS networking applications. Other than that there would be various network advancements for supporting this infrastructure. However, at present, the launch of autonomous cars still seems like a dream but in the future, this is a goal that would be accomplished. The network requirements that are expected for such cars are much higher than what we use today.

Better infrastructure for anti-virus applications

There is no doubt that technology is advancing at a fast pace. Other than that, this advancement is also expected to increase the risks of malware and viruses. Thus, in the future, more investments are expected to be made for developing better anti-virus applications.

  • These days, malicious attempts are hard to combat due to the advancement of technology. Thus, companies are expected to get better anti-virus applications so that these attacks can be combated in a better manner.

  • These applications are expected to have the ability to combat network-based attacks and all other forms of malicious attempts as well. In a nutshell, it can be said that the anti-virus applications which would be used in the years to come would be a lot more dependable than the applications being used today.

When you talk about the future of telecom and security products, a lot of companies are aiming at network-based document management systems for confidential documents.

Network-based document management systems

Data and documents are two of the most important things for any company. Organizations spend large sums of money to procure the most expensive storage devices so that their confidential documents can be stored in the most secure manner. In the future, offline storage of confidential documents is expected to become completely outdated.

  • As it is mentioned above that companies would move towards cloud computing in the near future, network-based documentation storage is expected to be one of the important steps in this relation. The progress of a company depends on a lot of how its confidential documents are maintained. Companies can even close down if these documents get into the wrong hands. However, if an advanced network-based document management system is in place, the risk of confidential documents getting into the wrong hands would be eliminated completely.

  • Network-based document management systems which would be used in the future would be used with the help of user credentials. In other words, only specific users would be able to access the documents after confirming their credentials. Offline storage of data in any form is expected to be completely out of vogue in the near future. In other words, you would not witness people carrying USB’s and other portable storage options for storing documents. In other words, companies would be storing all their data through online cloud computing options.

  • Physical storage has always been a risky option when it comes to data loss. Thus, when it comes to the future or telecom and security products, network-based storage would replace the conventional physical storage in a complete manner. This option is expected to provide the users with two key advantages. First of all, the risk of data getting lost and servers crashing would be eliminated in a complete manner. Other than that the limitation of data storage would also be eliminated. When data would be stored in cloud computing methods, the scalability would be enhanced by major margins.

Futuristic changes in cybersecurity

From the day when the internet is being used by people, cyber threats have been there. For instance, financial scams have been very common from day one. People who are not careful when they are using the internet use lose money due to illegitimate activities. As cyber threats have increased and become more damaging. Thus, even small scaled companies are expected to invest money in purchasing better technological infrastructure and enhancing the standard of cybersecurity.

Here are some changes that you can expect to see in the future.

  • Cyber threats have increased because the devices that are being used to store and access data have increased. These days, people access data using computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and these devices are expected to increase in the future. In other words, when the number of devices would increase, the data quantity would increase as well.

  • The concept of big data is expected to evolve on a further scale in the future. As so many devices are being used to store and access data, big data has proven to be an ideal option for data storage. However, up till now, a 100% dependable platform for protecting big data has been not developed. Due to this reason, we still see cyber-attacks taking place.

  • In the future, more powerful applications for protecting these attacks are expected to be developed. These applications to eliminate the chances of malicious attempts made to access data and misuse it as well.

  • As various kinds of devices are being used to handle data, the volume of data has increased on a massive scale. This has increased the risk level as well. Thus, in the future, more powerful applications to prevent cyber-attacks are expected to be used.

Stronger applications for all kinds of devices to prevent cyber attacks

With the passage of time, the types of devices that are being used to store and access data are becoming more advanced. However, this has also increased the number of threats. Thus, in the future, more result oriented applications are expected to be developed for enhancing the security standards.

  • There is no doubt that big data has increased the chances and risks of cyber-attacks. With so many kinds of devices being used to store data, the volumes of data have increased by major margins. Thus, in case of cyber-attacks, the intensity of damages is expected to be much higher.

  • The use of smartphones and social media has increased a lot in the recent years. This is actually one of the key factors that have increased the data volumes. Thus, when you talk about the future of telecom and security products, larger investments would be made to secure data being stored and accessed through smartphones and other portable devices.

    Similarly, social media networking has increased by very large margins in the recent years. When you talk about the future of telecom and security products in relation to social media networking, more people are expected to use social media platforms in the near future. Thus, the data volumes would increase further. In other words, more cyber-attacks may be executed to access this big data.

Technological advancements with its positives and negatives

When it comes to the future of telecommunication and security products, it is obvious that things would advance in technological terms. For instance, smartphones would become more advanced and various other technological products would become network oriented.

  • Network infrastructures would surely become more advanced when you talk about telecommunication and security products. Data of much large size would be transferred and stored. This is exactly what large scaled companies, in particular, expect to accomplish through their business model. They simply want to eliminate the concept of storing things offline. In the future, you may even find hard drives becoming completely out of vogue. Organizations in the future are aiming at storing all their data through the cloud computing infrastructure. However, this does require a more robust, complex and advanced networking mechanism.

  • By 2019, networking infrastructures all around the world would advance to an unbelievable limit. Data in terabytes would be transferred and stored in seconds through cloud-based systems. Organizations are actually planning to make their data storage systems more secure by going completely online. However, in accordance with the expert opinions of networking experts, this has a flip side as well.

  • Cyber-attacks are also expected to become more lethal in the future. This is an important angle in relation to telecom and security products. It is a known fact that people who plan and execute cyber-attacks have advanced technical knowledge of networking and software development. Thus, they are expected to use technological advancements like 5G, 4GLTE and big data for their own negative benefits. In other words, technological advancements can also result in more damaging attacks.

  • Technical experts are working endlessly to make networking infrastructures more advanced. The purpose is faster and smoother processing of data. However, the same level of effort is not being done to make networks more secure.  In the future, networking companies are expected to make more efforts in terms of the security standards of networks.

  • With the concept of big data, cyber-attacks are expected to cause a lot more damage than before. This is simply because the data volumes have increased and more data would be accessed for misusing. Other than, cybercriminals are expected to use the networking advancements including 5G technology. This is an important angle in terms of telecom and security products.

The futuristic angle of information security

A malicious attempt to access data is only made when there is the exchange of information. Thus, the standard of information security is highly important. For instance, a lot of information is exchanged through emails. In addition to that, a lot of information is accessed and misused by people who do not have authorized access to this information. In the future, it is expected that the standards of information security are enhanced so that large volumes of data is handled in a secure manner.

  • In the future, the security standards of operating systems are expected to increase on a large scale. Large-scaled companies including Microsoft and Apple are expected to enhance their security standards so that information can be exchanged over networks without any problem. The chances of information getting into the wrong hand's increases when it is transferred over networks. In the future, the data volumes which would be exchanged over networks would increase. Hence, it is expected that information security standards would be improved by 2019.

  • Network-based robots are expected to come common in the near future. These robots would be accessed through artificial intelligence methods. They are expected to be used for system security frameworks and other purposes as well.

Standards of data security to be raised for corporate organizations

For corporate organizations, the importance of the data that they have is quite high. Thus, these companies make a lot of investment to enhance their data security standards. Other than that, these investments are expected to increase in the future.

  • Companies are expanding their business on a rapid scale. This simply means that the data volumes would increase by a big margin. Thus, to ensure that this data is kept securely at all times, companies are expected to move towards more secure networks. This also includes the implementation of better cloud-based networks.

  • In the future, it is expected that most organizations would shift their data from their conventional physical servers to cloud-based servers. This is expected to provide various advantages to the companies. First of all, the large data volumes would be centralized and people would be able to access it from anywhere at any time. Other than that, cloud-based servers have much higher security standards and the chances of data being accessed by the wrong people would decrease.

  • Data centralization is something that is expected to increase at a rapid pace in the near future. With the data volumes increasing at a very high speed, storing information on individual servers has become a hard to manage the task. In addition to that, physical servers are hard to centralize. Other than that, these servers have a restriction of storage limit as well. On a comparative scale, cloud-based servers are much more dependable and have a much larger limit of data storage.

  • These companies store a lot of data on social media platforms. Thus, when it comes to storing this data, cloud-based servers prove to be quite suitable as they allow data to be accessed online. On the other hand, when you talk about physical servers, they have their own limitations. It is quite hard to make these servers globally accessible.

  • Cloud computing is a successful mechanism for companies when it comes to combating server crashes. In the corporate world, server crashes can simply eliminate the existence of a company if an alternate server is not there. In case of physical servers, replicating the data on day to day basis is a cumbersome process. Thus, in case of the server crashing, it becomes quite hard to recover the entire data. Cloud-based servers provide the perfect solution to this problem due to which they are being implanted by most companies. in addition to that, the future would mark the increased use of cloud-based architecture.

Reasons for increased implementation of cloud-based architecture

At present, some companies are using cloud-based architecture for better data security. The use of cloud-based architecture is expected to increase in the future. Other than that, this is also expected to replace the conventional physical servers on a major scale. In addition to that, physical servers are expected to become completely outdated in the long run. This would happen due to the following reasons.

1.   Data security

Data security is essential for any company to progress. With increasing data volumes, physical servers are proving to be incapable of providing the needed security standards. Due to this factor, companies are expected to shift towards cloud-based servers so that their data can be retained in a secure manner. The chances of physical servers getting crashed are much more than that of cloud-based servers. For instance, a physical server may even get crashed due to voltage fluctuation. This does not happen if data is being stored and accessed through cloud-based servers. First of all, these servers have a much higher standard of data security. Other than that, they do not get adversely affected by voltage fluctuation or any other related factor. Due to all these benefits related to data security, companies are expected to shift from physical servers to cloud-based servers in the future.

2.   No Restrictions on data volumes

Even small scaled companies have Terabytes of data these days. These data limits are expected to increase in the near future. One of the key reasons due to which companies are the shift to cloud-based servers is storage limitation. With the data volumes increasing at a rapid rate, physical servers are proving to be a less effective and more costly alternative for the users. On the other hand, cloud-based servers do not have any data related limitations. Other than that, when a cloud-based architecture is implemented, an alternate server is created without any problem. This proves to be helpful when the server crashes. With an alternate server being updated at regular intervals, companies do not suffer any kind of damage.

3.   Authorized access from anywhere at anytime

In most companies, working trends have changed a lot. With companies operating globally, servers need to be accessed from different locations according to different time zones. For instance, consider that a company has offices in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. If teams from both these locations need to work in coordination, they would have to access servers according to different time zones. For this requirement to be fulfilled, it is important that team members are able to access the data according to their time preferences. Through cloud-based servers, this has become a very easy task. Thus, to enhance the ease of access in the future, companies are expected to move completely towards cloud-based servers.

4.   Centralized Data Repository

The demand for centralized data is increasing with the passage of each day. With data volumes increasing at a fast pace, it is required that the all the data is present in a centralized form. This is one of the reasons due to which companies are moving towards cloud-based servers. These servers centralize all the data that a company has and allows authorized users to access it from anywhere without any kind of time limitations.

  • One of the key benefits of a central data repository is high standards of information security. These servers can only be accessed by people when they have authentic access. However, if a company does not have a dependable server security system in place, successful malicious attempts can be made to access this data and misuse it as well.

  • A central data repository does not have a lot of limitations in terms of data storage. Thus, when organizations move towards cloud-based servers, they are sure that there would be no problems in terms of data security.

  • For moving their data repository to cloud-based servers, companies are expected to make a lot of investments. Other than that, they are expected to eliminate the use of physical servers.

Overall Conclusion

  • When it comes to the future of telecommunication and security products, a lot of things are being expected. Some of these advancements are already in place while the others are expected to be initiated in the future. For instance, cloud-based architecture has been initiated but it is not being used commonly. However, in the future, it is expected to be used on a common scale.

  • Similarly, these days, companies do not make dedicated investments for the purpose of data security. One of the key reasons for this approach is the use of physical servers. However, when it comes to cloud-based servers, information security is very much essential and these servers would require the information would be stored online. Thus, a better data security mechanism is something that would be witnessed in the future.

  • In the future, faster data speed mechanism would be witnessed. The launch and complete evolution of 5G technology is expected in the near future. 5G technology would enhance the data access speeds on a major scale. In addition to that, users would be able to transfer very heavy data files in short durations.

  • These days, companies work globally with their offices being in different locations. To make all the data centralized and accessible by different branches, companies are expected to implement centralized data repository systems. This would be done by implementing the cloud-based architecture.

  • With increasing malware attacks and hacking attempts, companies are expected to increase their data security budgets.  Cloud-based servers have many advantages and few disadvantages as well. One of the disadvantages that these servers need a high standard data security system in place. As all the data is stored online, the chances of data being accessed by the wrong people increases. As compared to the data security applications used for physical servers, the cloud-based security systems are much easier to manage.

  • In the future, server crashes are expected to reduce. This is one of the key reasons for the increased implementation of the cloud-based architecture. Through this architecture, an alternate server is created due to which companies do not suffer any loss even when there is a server crash.