Cybeats IoT Security App Debuts on Palo Alto Networks

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IoT Radar provides security, monitoring, and firmware lifecycle management of IoT devices for smart buildings, enterprise, medical, and critical infrastructure.

IoT security startup Cybeat’s new IoT and security app, IoT Radar, is now available on the Palo Alto Network’s Application Framework. The company has taken a fresh approach to device security with this new app, which offers security, monitoring, and firmware lifecycle management of IoT devices used in:

  • Healthcare
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Enterprise
  • Smart buildings

Protecting IoT Devices from Security Risks

Cybeat’s approach involves working directly with device manufacturers as a key component to secure, protect and fix IoT devices. The service’s first phase alerts stakeholders to any third party software vulnerabilities. The second phase provides “micro-agents” that can be integrated into devices before they ship. Micro-agents also collect forensic data.

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“The Cybeats micro-agent for firmware is analogous to the [human] body’s immune system,” wrote Cybeats CEO Dmitry Raidman in an email to SDxCentral. “It detects threats, neutralizes them, and keeps the device healthy while alerting you if any additional intervention is required.”

The third and final phase involves updating devices with any firmware changes. Because Cybeats takes care of this update, the company eliminates the need for manufacturers to distribute updates and patches. And it’s often those patches that lead to vulnerability and the possibility of compromise.

The Palo Alto Networks Application Framework — a cloud-based infrastructure — collects and connects data from its security platform and with cloud-based security applications. Currently the framework hosts apps from 30+ organizations. IoT Radar takes the monitoring data it collects and correlates it with Palo Alto Networks data. The resulting insights provide more accurate threat detection and visibility into potential risks.

Sue Walsh

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Sue Walsh is News Writer for RTInsights, and a freelance writer and social media manager living in New York City. Her specialties include tech, security and e-commerce. You can follow her on Twitter at @girlfridaygeek.

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