By Marzella Sigai
Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point announced a new Internet-of-things (IoT) cybersecurity technology. The new technology seeks to offer protection against cyber attacks to IoT devices that range from a Smart TV to medical services.
The new technology has been provided through the acquisition of Cymplify, a startup based in Tel Aviv.
The new technology will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity architecture as it is the first company to provide a consolidated security solution that hardens and protects the firmware of IoT devices and makes them secure against the most sophisticated attacks.
The proliferation of Internet-of-things (IoT) devices in Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial and Healthcare organizations, and their inherent security weaknesses have created a security blind spot. This blind spot is exploited by cybercriminals who launch fifth and sixth generation of cyber attacks to breach, manipulate and take over critical IoT infrastructure to generate colossal damage.
With the technology, it is now possible to take an IP camera, a Smart TV, an elevator controller or a medical device such as an infusion pump and in a rapid manner, harden and protect it against advanced zero-day attacks. –GADGETSNOW.COM