Bastille debuts new offering to protect enterprises from Internet of radios-based security threats

Bastille, vendor of enterprise threat detection through software-defined radio, announced Tuesday general availability of its new service to protect enterprises from information and physical security threats.

Bastille’s solution utilizes patented software-defined radio sensors backed by machine-learning technology to provide enterprises with full visibility into mobile, wireless and Internet of Things (IoT) – The Internet of Radios – devices inside their corporate airspaces. The ability to sense, identify and localize potential threats enables security teams to take swift action and preemptively remove those threats before harm is done.

Bastille pairs sophisticated software-defined radio sensors with machine learning cloud analytics. It continuously scans the full spectrum from 60MHz to 6GHz, including all Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular and IoT protocols, the Internet of Radios, to provide real-time situational awareness for all wireless infrastructure in the enterprise. With two patents issued and 12 patents pending, the Bastille solution is built upon three areas of technology that result in the ability to sense, identify and localize threats.

“Your corporate airspace can either be a hugely vulnerable attack surface or it can be a new contributor to your security situational awareness. With the mobile world and unwired communications creating thousands of new threat vectors, enterprises have never been more vulnerable to a radio-based attack simply because you can’t protect what you can’t see,” said Chris Risley, CEO, Bastille. “At the same time, almost every person in or near your facility now carries a radio transmitter in the form of a mobile phone. The Bastille solution scans the entire corporate airspace to sense, identify and localize emerging threats and behavioral anomalies resulting in full visibility of any airborne risks in your environment.”

The offering delivers collaborative bandit sensing accurately scans the spectrum for emitters and threats. Utilizing the multi-armed bandit Prediction Algorithm and machine-learning techniques, Bastille’s sensors make distributed decisions about whether to observe a known signal versus scanning another part of the spectrum to find unknown signals.

It also includes Bayesian Device Fingerprinting which is used to detect and identify devices in an enterprise’s airspace. It leverages Probabilistic Graph Models to resolve emitter, device and people-device entities to produce never-before-seen situational awareness of an enterprise’s airborne (RF) and physical space.

It also offers distributed tomographic localization provides actionable position information of all emitters in the corporate airspace. This technology passively localizes any emitter within 1metre of accuracy, enabling customers to geo-fence emitters and set localization-based alerts for sensitive areas.

Bastille is providing three separate service offerings of its solution to meet the needs of the enterprise. The Bastille Enterprise is a full solution deployment from one floor to enterprise-wide to discover and localize device/threat sources. Sensors are installed at the same density as WiFi hotspots, with 4-6 sensors minimum per area recommended for premium threat localization. The solution can determine all radio-capable devices in the environment, their threat capabilities and any active threats.

The Bastille Audit is a one-month audit focuses on the airborne threats in a single area of an enterprise’s environment up to 25,000 square feet. Utilizing a maximum of 10 sensors, Bastille provides organizations with a point-in-time detailed analysis and thorough report of the current threats in their environment.

The Bastille Desktop is a one-week audit of airborne threats in a small area gives enterprises a trial of the Bastille solution. Featuring a desktop sensor, enterprises can see the different types of radio-borne threats that enter their airspace on a daily basis.

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