PodM2M Announces Advanced IoT Security Monitoring and Threat Detection as Standard on all Connectivity Products at CES 2019
Pod Protect uses machine learning to detect anomalies and secure IoT networks from increasingly sophisticated security threats
CES, Las Vegas, 7th January 2019 – PodM2M (a division of Pod Group) a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) specializing in global connectivity solutions for the IoT market, will launch at CES this week its advanced IoT monitoring and threat detection solution, Pod Protect, now included as standard on all its IoT connectivity products.
Security is one of the biggest barriers to the uptake of IoT solutions, and with hackers becoming more sophisticated, the risks are increasing. Securing devices in the field is problematic, particularly with large scale, global deployments. Pod Protect enables constant monitoring of the IoT network, using a machine learning algorithm and layered approach to combat even the most sophisticated attacks, enabling users to detect threats before they affect IoT devices and react quickly to protect their network.
The solution is quickly and easily installed via a probe on the network, without the need for an agent on the device side. Once installed, it uses a three-layered threat detection strategy, including signature-based and anomaly-based monitoring and heuristics to detect suspicious device behavior. False positives are reduced by using a machine-learning algorithm to analyze normal device behavior and compare this with a global sensor network, making the solution sensitive enough to pick up even the smallest indication that a hacker may be lying latent on the network.
“IoT devices are notoriously hard to secure, due to their small form factor and limited computational power,” explains Sam Colley, CEO Pod Group USA. “Software patching of devices can be costly and risky, especially if devices are deployed across a wide geographical area. For this reason, we are delighted to provide Pod Protect as standard on all our connectivity packages at no extra cost. Pod Protect provides a layer of security across the whole IoT network, by enabling constant monitoring of data transmissions for billions of devices in real time. This will allow our customers to scale their IoT deployments securely, as well as providing access to real-time threat databases to ensure detection of the latest threats and in-depth analytics via an intuitive dashboard on our platform.”
PodM2M will be exhibiting at CES, Las Vegas (8th-11th January) on booth 2414, where it will be providing free “Security Health Checks” including a free trial of Pod Connectivity with Pod Protect built in, and an analysis of existing threats on the customers’ IoT network. For more information or to request a security health check, please visit https://podm2m.com/free-iot-security-health-check-ces2019/
We provide IoT connectivity, billing, and security in one platform. As part of Pod Group, we focus on helping IoT companies quickly implement secure, scalable applications and bill recurring services. Our Pod Billing platform allows you to bill an infinite hierarchy of users and manage agnostic connectivity on 600+ networks. We also provide multi-network, multi-IMSI and eUICC solutions. But that’s the easy part. To get RoI from your application, you need to capture revenue from every tier of the value chain. What makes us tick is applying 20 years of experience in IoT technologies to help generate real, recurring revenue. For more information, please visit www.podm2m.com.