Webroot’s BrightCloud Aims to Secure IoT Gateways

Specifically Targets Internet of Things Market

Webroot, providers of endpoint security and cloud-based collective threat intelligence, have introduced Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways. The cybersecurity service is offered to Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway partners and developers of IoT solutions to augment real-time protection against malicious threats, unauthorized network access, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, according to the company.

IoT gateways are emerging as a preferred network element to securely connect legacy and next-generation devices to the IoT. However, many IoT gateways are built without sufficient security or intelligence to properly protect critical infrastructure. BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways marks the next step in securing the IoT through Smarter Cybersecurity solutions, said Webroot. This service will now enable IoT Solution providers, IoT platform providers, and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to secure their systems against advanced and persistent network based threats.

“IoT gateways are now being designed to serve as a bridge between intelligent things, IP addressable systems, and their command and control systems,” said John Sirianni, vice president of IoT strategic partnerships at Webroot in a prepared statement.

“However, when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure, traditional cybersecurity approaches are difficult to integrate and often don’t keep pace with operational devices. BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for IoT Gateways offers the most effective way to secure critical, cloud-connected infrastructure against malicious inbound and outbound communications in real-time by using collective threat intelligence,” he added.