Advanced threat detection capabilities for IoT environments

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Two IT security companies are combining their technology to bring greater security levels to the Industrial Internet of Things.

Webroot and Lynx Software Technologies have announced a strategic partnership in which the companies will combine their security technology which enable developers to build advanced threat detection and protection into Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices.

The Webroot IoT Security Toolkit enables those involved in the specification and design of IoT and IIoT systems to integrate real-time threat intelligence services and intelligent cybersecurity device agents to protect critical systems against modern threats. The LynxSecure Hypervisor from Lynx Software Technologies is a secure virtualisation product that is based on separation kernel technology, originally designed to separate and protect military networks at different classification levels.

The technology integration involves components of the Webroot IoT Security Toolkit being embedded within the secure virtual space created by LynxSecure Hypervisor. Threats can then be detected, identified and contained whilst in this virtual state where there is less risk than when already in the operating software. Any threats that enter the IoT environment can be quickly identified by Webroot BrightCloud threat intelligence, quarantined using the LynxSecure isolation capabilities and removed from the system.

“With constantly changing security threats, we need IoT security that adapts to any environment while taking into account the importance

of future-proofing and the need for living protection,” said Dick Williams, Webroot CEO. “As we bring our cloud-based threat intelligence to IoT

developers through the Webroot IoT Security Toolkit, we see a very clear alliance with Lynx. By combining our technologies, we’re able to offer the ability to protect the connected IoT world from advanced targeted threats.”

“The security protection that LynxSecure offers to embedded developers is already being used in IoT systems today,” said Gurjot Singh, CEO, Lynx Software Technologies. “By integrating cloud-based threat intelligence from Webroot, we can substantially increase threat awareness and resilience to protect the increasing number of IoT systems that are being connected to the outside world.”

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