Zingbox Collaborates with Microsoft to Enhance Security of IoT Devices

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Apart from identifying new vulnerabilities, as part of MAPP, Zingbox gets early access to security information of Microsoft Security Response Center

Internet of Things hardware and securityZingbox, provider of the most extensively deployed Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform, announced that it is now a part of Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP).

Zingbox’s participation in the MAPP is a vital part of its ongoing efforts to offer real-time hands on security for IoT devices. The company is the first IoT security vendor to become a part of this program.

Commenting on the development, Xu Zou, co-founder and CEO, Zingbox, said, “We have a long history of collaboration with Microsoft, sharing our research findings to improve the security of IoT devices. Collaboration enabled by programs such as MAPP is a critical component of IoT security, which requires analysis of all components, including the device software and underlying operating system.”

“We are proud to be the first IoT security vendor to be part of this program and look forward to further expanding our relationship with Microsoft as a member of MAPP,” Zou added.

Supporting customers to access secure solutions

Eric Doerr, General Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center, said, “Protecting customers from harm requires engineering excellence as well as robust partnerships with defenders across the industry. By sharing actionable security information with trusted partners like Zingbox we ensure customers have effortless access to secure solutions.”

Through the MAPP, security vendors detect vulnerabilities in Microsoft software, pooling research to improve the overall security of devices by leveraging the Microsoft software. The program is a part of Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), a center for security risk analysis and management at Microsoft.

MSRC releases security update guide of Microsoft every month. Apart from identifying new vulnerabilities, as part of MAPP, Zingbox gets early access to security information of the center.

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