Isreal-based IoT platform newcomer Reposify said Friday it wants to become the Google for the Internet of Things. The cyber-sensing company launched a platform which it says is to research all the devices available on the internet in real time.
According to Reposify, this will provide a platform for enterprises and governments to gain insights about devices worldwide through a search engine. The search engine has an API that lets developers build products “based on Reposify insights,” the company said.
By Gartner’s estimation, there will be 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020 and Reposify sees an opportunity there.
“The Internet has changed, and now our webcams, cars, coffee machines and many others devices are part of the Internet,” said Yaron Tal, founder and CEO of Reposify in a prepared statement. “Our goal is to let cybersecurity and (Business Intelligence) BI companies get answers about those devices with a few clicks. And developers can do this with a few lines of code.”
By integrating with Reposify’s API, cybersecurity companies can monitor their clients’ networks to find misconfigured devices, such as firewalls and routers, that can be accessed from the public Internet. With Reposify, these companies also can detect devices with outdated software that makes networks vulnerable to hackers, the company said.
Reposify was founded in 2016 with the aim of researching IoT devices worldwide. The company said it indexes all devices connected to the public Internet in real time and enables organizations to gain insights about these devices.