Webroot Launches New Cybersecurity Service for the Internet of Things

Posted 5/11/2016 10:06:39 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Webroot Launches New Cybersecurity Service for the Internet of Things
Webroot has released the Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways, which provides a cybersecurity service for Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway partners and developers of IoT solutions to augment real-time protection against malicious threats, unauthorized network access, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. It provides a set of threat intelligence services and lightweight embedded device software, which is optimized to provide future-proof protection against modern malware, zero-day exploits, and other advanced threats.

As IoT gateways emerge as a preferred network element to securely connect legacy and next-generation devices to the IoT, many are built without sufficient security or intelligence to properly protect critical infrastructure. The new BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways enables IoT Solution providers, IoT platform providers, and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to secure their systems against advanced and persistent network based threats.

The Webroot approach to IoT security is based on collective threat intelligence and the benefits of machine learning. By utilizing tens of millions of threat sensors around the world, the company can analyze new threats and exploits as fast as cybercriminals launch them, and actively correlate global threat data for up-to-the-minute protection and policy enforcement.

The platform offers a high performance, small footprint software agent technology to monitor behavior, detect, defend, and remediate in real-time, with highly accurate intelligence to automatically block inbound threats and ensure integrity of outbound communications. It automatically block threats with highly accurate intelligence on dynamically changing malicious IPs and provides control where IoT devices and gateways can connect, ensuring proper communication to approved data centers and remote sites.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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