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zvelo IoT Security

zvelo IoT Security sensor detects compromised IoT devices on a network and provides alerts of suspected activity associated with malware bots, botnet armies, and DDoS attacks

With an estimated 15 billion IoT connected devices and a projected 200 billion devices by 2020 – the IoT device market for the home consumer is booming. The vast majority of these devices are low-priced, low-end, with low-security features – and at high risk of being compromised.

How zvelo IoT Security Addresses the Problem: 

zvelo IoT Security integrates a lightweight module into the UTM/Router to perform an agent-less discovery of IoT devices and monitors both devices and traffic. Profile analysis to detects compromised/vulnerable IoT devices and signals/data are updated to local IoT Module database in the form of a zSCORE (assessment of potential risk based on the device’s current behavior), which can be used in IPS, Reporting, Device/Session Management.

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zvelo IoT Security Provides:

  • Discovery of IoT/BYOD and other devices on the network
  • Detection of anomalous activity and compromised devices
  • Generation of Device Profiles and zSCORE a zvelo innovation that uses a proprietary algorithm to produce a score weighted for trustworthiness, reputation and multiple other factors associated with the device
  • Customizable API to pass Device Profiles and zSCORE to UTM/Router services and applications
  • Active/Passive Monitoring of network and device activity
  • Continuous Updating of Profiles and zSCORE for all devices on network
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zvelo IoT Security Use Cases Including:

  • Enhanced Network Session Management – provide IPS/Firewall applications with data and signals for accepting or rejecting network session requests
  • Augment SysAdmin Logs – provide enriched device data, including device name, O/S, and other unique qualifiers making it easy for Sysadmins to quickly identify devices on a network
  • Enhanced Network Security for the rapidly proliferating threat of vulnerable IoT devices – immediate detection and notification of anomalous activity and compromised devices – enhances the cybersecurity protections of UTM/Routers/IPS/Firewalls

What is included with zvelo IoT Security?

  • Lightweight module integrated into UTM/Router; deployed on your local network
  • IoT sensor provides device profiles and trustworthy reputation scores to your UTM/Router/sysadmin
  • IoT sensor provides real-time notifications of anomalous activity and compromised devices
  • Data/results can be used in IPS, Reporting, Device/Session Management 

What is a "zSCORE" associated with an Internet of Things device?

A zSCORE is a measurement based upon an assessment of potential risk based on the device’s current behavior, which can be used in IPS, Reporting, Device/Session Management.

Variables and Attributes Associated with zScore:

  • Leverages zvelo’s massive IoT profile database of global device activity
  • Verifies authorized and expected activity for each IoT device type/model
  • Weighted scores from dozens of signals – O/S version, patches, time on network, web traffic analysis, activity reputation analysis
  • AI-based analysis and comparisons of device activity with zvelo’s URL/Bot/Malicious and other meta data Updated every minute for all devices on network
  • Updated every minute for all devices on network

Suggested Articles about IoT Device Security

Who has the power to stop massive, IoT-fuelled botnet attacks? All of us –  by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo in The Stack

Why Aren’t IoT Manufacturers Doing More to Prevent Botnet Attacks? by Special Guest, Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo in IoT Evolution Magazine

Users Can Secure Their IoT Devices; But Will They? by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo in InfoSecurity Magazine

How can Internet of Things Botnet Attacks be Mitigated? by Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Threat Detection Researcher in On Internet of Business – Informing IoT and the Connected World

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