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Appmobi Extends Protection Center Platform to Defend IoT Devices

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Appmobi Extends Protection Center Platform to Defend IoT Devices

Editor November 7, 2016


New IoT security solution uses machine learning to identify and resolve DDoS attacks and other cyber threats in real time.

Mobile security company Appmobi recently announced a first-of-its-kind security solution for IoT devices to address the growing IoT security crisis.

The Appmobi Protection Center, originally designed for mobile apps, uses machine learning to automatically identify security threats to IoT devices and a customizable rules-based engine to automatically resolve potential IoT attacks.

As the IoT ecosystem rapidly expands, security issues are becoming more and more prevalent. IoT breaches can have profound impacts on both the internet and in the physical world. Internet-connected security systems, cameras, appliances, thermostats, and personal medical devices may already be part of a botnet consisting of millions of infected devices that was used to launch the biggest DDoS attack known to date, with peaks of over 1 Tbps of traffic. IoT attacks are not just isolated to in-house devices, security vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model S allowed attackers to remotely attack the vehicle from its internal Web browser without laying a finger on the car.

Although it’s required in many regulatory environments to have a comprehensive security strategy throughout an IoT product lifecycle, embedded IoT devices are often low-interaction. When end users don’t spend much time directly interfacing with the device, detecting threats or security breaches is difficult. This applies to device manufacturers, OS and application developers, as well as IoT frameworks and development platforms.

“The problem is not very different from what we have seen in the mobile world. Little to no real-time visibility to cyber attacks, and no clear way to resolve them once identified, is the Achilles heel of these IoT devices,” Appmobi CEO Mark Stutzman said. “There are also millions of devices deployed; it’s simply impossible for a security or IT team to monitor and resolve these threats manually. Appmobi automates both the monitoring and resolution while alerting teams of the threat – in real time.”

To this end, Appmobi will be releasing an IoT version of its Protection Center platform on a variety of platforms and languages to bring the power of Protection Center to IoT. The same automated, real-time monitoring powered by machine learning and automated remediation from our mobile Protection Center Platform will be available for IoT integration teams. By adding a few lines of code, IT teams will be able to monitor IP-connected IoT devices using a set of predefined and customizable rules that identify any suspicious behavior, malicious activity, or hack attempts. Rule-based alerts and remediation triggering will let security teams automatically stop IoT attacks cold.

Device manufacturers and IoT developers who would like to participate in our early Release Program should contact Appmobi at info@appmobi.com and for more information, visit https://appmobi.com/iot-protection-center.

About Appmobi

Appmobi is a Mobile & IoT Security company that provides Security Kit, a Secure Development Platform, for mobile and IoT Developers as well as Protection Center, a real time cyber threat monitoring and remediation platform, for Mobile and IoT security teams.

Originally founded in 2006, the Appmobi Software Development Kit (SDK) was acquired by Intel in February 2013. Based in Poughkeepsie, NY, Appmobi is a privately held company backed by Aspire Ventures. Follow Appmobi on Twitter or learn more at https://appmobi.com.


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