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AdaptiveMobile estimates up to 80% of ‘connected’ devices do not have adequate security measures

AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, predicts that up to 80% of connected devices currently deployed do not have adequate security measures in place, with four in five devices on the market vulnerable to malicious or inadvertent attacks and data breaches. As the level of connectivity between devices continues to grow, a new model using a ‘big security’ approach of harnessing big data, telemetry and security algorithms is going to be needed to effectively protect the billions of devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT).

Gartner’s research report, Predict 2016: Security Solution, discusses how the “security market will continue to evolve alongside new requirements from the Internet of Things, cloud computing and sophisticated targeted attacks…Gartner estimates that a new architectural model will evolve, alongside such demands, in which security technology and services will be made available at the device and network layer, characterizing the emergence of security solutions made within endpoints, gateways and IoT platform providers.1

AdaptiveMobile’s CTO, Ciaran Bradley, explains, “A new security architecture is required to deal with the increasing connectivity of devices belonging to the Internet of Things. There will be billions of devices connected through IoT – many unable to run traditional endpoint security – and there is no definitive ruling on who has responsibility to enforce this security and who is liable when a vulnerability is exploited.” He continues, “We need to be able to detect threats at scale – using a combination of lightweight telemetry and anomaly detection to give early indicators of compromise – and then enforce protection at scale. Not only are consumer devices at risk but automotive and industrial categories need to ensure security is a critical consideration – we do not believe this will be solved through current approaches to security, particularly when it comes to legacy systems.”

Given the increasing number of connected devices on the market, the frequency at which IoT vulnerabilities are being exploited and the pressure to keep costs of commercial devices low, manufacturers need to make security a priority. IoT security is complex, constantly evolving and needs to be a critical consideration.

AdaptiveMobile’s NPP6 is the world’s first converged carrier security platform , providing consistent security irrespective of device, operating system or end-user’s technical expertise. Combining the latest data science techniques, machine learning and advanced anomaly detection algorithms, with the Company’s world-class threat intelligence services, AdaptiveMobile is increasingly working with existing customers and industry partners to bring its expertise to help secure the rapid growth of IoT connectivity.

For more information on new IoT security demands and to read Gartner’s Predicts 2016: Security Solutions please visit https://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/newsletters/AdaptiveMobile/1-2TP3L1F/index.html

Source:
1 Gartner Inc. Predicts 2016: Security Solutions , Ruggero Contu, Deborah Kish, Perry Carpenter, Sid Deshpande, Lawrence Pingree. 4 December 2015

About AdaptiveMobile
AdaptiveMobile is the world leader in mobile network security protecting over one billion subscribers worldwide and the only mobile security company offering products designed to protect all services on both fixed and mobile networks through in-network and cloud solutions. With deep expertise and a unique focus on network-to-handset security, AdaptiveMobile’s award winning security solutions provide its customers with advanced threat detection and actionable intelligence, combined with the most comprehensive mobile security products available on the market today. AdaptiveMobile’s sophisticated, revenue-generating security-as-a-service portfolio empowers consumers and enterprises alike to take greater control of their own security.

AdaptiveMobile was founded in 2004 and boasts some of the world’s largest mobile operators as customers and the leading security and telecom equipment vendors as partners. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in the North America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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Anne Coyle, +1 857-222-6363
adaptivemobile@acscompr.com
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adaptivemobile@axicom.com

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