Checkpoint Launches IoT Cyber Security Technology

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  • The new technology will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity architecture
  • The technology will be able to tackle IoT related threats and vulnerabilities without disrupting critical operations

Cyber security solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new IoT cyber security technology provided through the acquisition of Tel Aviv based startup Cymplify. The company says that with this technology, it will be possible to take an internet protocol (IP) camera, a smart TV, an elevator controller or a medical device like an infusion pump and harden and protect it against advanced zero day attacks in a rapid manner.The new technology will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity architecture

Dr. Dorit Dor,vice president, products, Checkpoint, said, ““The 5th and 6th generations of cyber threats are leveraging the growing usage of new and developing platforms, including IoT devices which require extending cyber security solutions capabilities. Incorporating Cymplify into Check Point’s Infinity architecture will strengthen our ability to reduce our customers’ exposure to the IoT cyber risk, and proactively tackle IoT related threats and vulnerabilities without disrupting critical operations”.

5th and 6th generation of cyber attacks

The new technology will be integrated into Check Point’s Infinity architecture. The penetration of Internet-of-things (IoT) devices in consumer,eEnterprise, industrial and healthcare organizations, and their security weaknesses, have created a security blind spot where cybercriminals launch 5th and 6th generation of cyber attacks to breach devices (IP camera surveillance), manipulate their operation (medical device infiltration) or take over critical infrastructure (manufacturing plant) which leads to heavy loss.

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